Thomas A Davis

10 June 1849–21 April 1926 (Age 76)
Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, Wales

The Life Summary of Thomas A

When Thomas A Davis was born on 10 June 1849, in Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, Wales, his father, Titus Lazarus Davis, was 42 and his mother, Mary Gwenllian Bowen, was 30. He married Margaret Ellen Davis on 10 April 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Promontory, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880 and Taylor, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 21 April 1926, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas A Davis
Margaret Ellen Davis
Marriage: 10 April 1871
Thomas Lewis Davis
Mary Elizabeth Davis
Richard Bowen Davis
Rebecca Jane Davis
Dina Ann Davis
Ellen Gwennie Davis
Titus David Davis
Barbara Buford Davis
Esther Blodwen Davis
Henry Jefferson Davis
Gwenifred Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 1
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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

    Biography of Titus Lazarus Davis & Mary Gwenllian Bowen, by their son Thomas A. Davis from Welsh Mormon History, Center for Family History and Genealogy, BYU

    Davis, Thomas A. - Autobiography TITUS DAVIS by his son Thomas Davis Life History of Titus Davis and Mary Gwenllian Bowen. Written by Their Sixth Child, Thomas Ap. Davis Before his Death 21 April, 192 …

    Sources (55)

    • Thomas Davies in household of Titus Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Thos. A. Davis in entry for Alma L. Montgomery and Ellen D. Hall, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Thos A Davis in entry for Mary Eliz Lovett, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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