Edward Horace Davis

22 November 1825–9 January 1873 (Age 47)
Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Edward Horace

When Edward Horace Davis was born on 22 November 1825, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Isaac Davis, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Ann Salisbury, was 33. He married Sarah Stoker before 1850, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 9 January 1873, in Summit Creek, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Summit City Cemetery, Summit, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Horace Davis
Sarah Stoker
Marriage: before 1850
Michael Davis
Alexander H. Davis
John Stoker Davis
Barbara Davis
Sarah Catherine Davis
Elma Samantha Davis
Lydia Ann Davis
Elizabeth Isola Davis
Edward Davis
Horace Davis
Homer Davis

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  • Marriage
    before 1850Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (5)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 5
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 21
    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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    Davis, Edward Howard History

    Edward Horace Davis Ted Cox: An Enduring Legacy volume 4 – notable Pioneers: Sylvanus Cyrus Hulet from Ancestry.com World Tree Project, 20 Apr 2002 Sylvanus was the brother-in-law to Edward Davis; …

    Sources (14)

    • Edwd H Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Edward Davis in entry for Catherine Dalley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Edward H Davis, "United States Census, 1870"

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