William Davis

2 January 1830–6 May 1891 (Age 61)
Wilsford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Davis was born on 2 January 1830, in Wilsford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Robert Davis, was 34 and his mother, Mary Ann Bayley, was 28. He married Charlotte Andrews about 1851, in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 6 May 1891, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Davis
Mary Goddard
Marriage: 10 April 1865
John Collins Davis
Elizabeth Ann Davis
Sarah Jane Davis
William Henry Davis
George Davis
Thomas Goddard Davis
Robert John Davis
Emma Davis
Minnie Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 3
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 24
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Mary Ann Davis Moulton Smith - Handwritten application to DUP

    I, Mary Ann Davis Moulton Smith, wife of William D. Moulton hereby apply for Membership in the society by right of descent from William Davis who was born in Wiltshire England Jan 2nd 1830, was a cit …

    Sources (18)

    • William Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • William Davis in entry for Marion Lewis and Minnie Jones, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Davis in entry for Emma Davis Jordan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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