Mary Elizabeth Davis

5 August 1824–21 December 1894 (Age 70)
Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Davis was born on 5 August 1824, in Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Davis, was 26 and her mother, Lucy Davis, was 17. She married Thomas Harris Parke on 2 May 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 21 December 1894, in Wilford, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Wilford Cemetery, Wilford, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Samuel Jones
Mary Elizabeth Davis
Marriage: about 1859
Joseph Jacob Davis Jones
William Samuel Jones
John Abraham Jones
Elizabeth Davis Mary Jones
Elizabeth Mary Jones

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    about 1859Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 9
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Mary Elizabeth Davis

    Mary Elizabeth Davis 1824-1894 Mary was born in England. Her family was very poor, and as a child she would scrape up manure from the streets to take home to help fertilize their little garden plot. …

    Sources (35)

    • Elizabeth Davis in household of William Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Mary E. in entry for Joseph Waren and Mary E. Leavitt, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Mary D in entry for Elizth Mary Jones, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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