Mary Eliza Packer

8 March 1846–4 June 1909 (Age 63)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Eliza

When Mary Eliza Packer was born on 8 March 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Nathan Williams Packer, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Taylor, was 33. She married William Clark Davis on 20 November 1864, in Franklin, Oneida, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Oxford, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Soda Springs, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 4 June 1909, in Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clark Davis
Mary Eliza Packer
Marriage: 20 November 1864
William James Davis
Martha Elizabeth Davis
Franklin Wallace Davis
Mary Eliza Davis
Emma Jane Davis
Albert Clark Davis
Delilah Ann Davis
Sanora Elvira Davis
John Taylor Davis
Ida Davis
Daisy Dean Davis
Charles Wesley Davis
Ward Denton Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1864Franklin, Oneida, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 2
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 2
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably an occupational name for a wool packer, from an agent noun derivative of Middle English pakken ‘to pack’.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent noun derivative of Middle Low German pak, German Pack ‘package’, hence an occupational name for a wholesale trader, especially in the wool trade, one who sold goods in large packages rather than broken down into smaller quantities, or alternatively one who rode or drove pack animals to transport goods.

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

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    Josiah Lewis Rhead - A brief sketch as Submitted by Delphia B. Jones to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

    JOSIAH LEWIS RHEAD Josiah Lewis Rhead married Delilah Ann Davis on January 23, 1897 and to them was born one son. After her death he married Margaret Emma Carruth on March 14, 1903 and to them were b …

    Sources (33)

    • Eliza Packer in household of Nathan Packer, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Eliza Pike in entry for Alfred C. Davis, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Mrs. Eliza Davis in household of W C Davis, "United States Census, 1900"

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