David Lazarus Davis

31 January 1841–20 April 1926 (Age 85)
Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, Wales

The Life Summary of David Lazarus

When David Lazarus Davis was born on 31 January 1841, in Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Titus Lazarus Davis, was 34 and his mother, Mary Gwenllian Bowen, was 22. He married Hannah Jeremy in 1865. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to New York County, New York, United States in 1864 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and North Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1926. He died on 20 April 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Lazarus Davis
Esther Jeremy
Marriage: 28 November 1866
David Jeremy Davis
Thomas Titus Davis
Harry Jeremy Davis
Francis Davis
Edith Esther Davis
Mary Davis
Mabel Edith Davis
John Douris Davis
Walter Davis
Harriet Hazel Davis
Esther Gladys Davis

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  • Marriage
    28 November 1866
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 7
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Sources (87)

    • David Davies in household of Henry Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • David L Davis in entry for Mabel Davis Young, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • David Davies in household of Titus Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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