Lavina Newberry Morris

13 July 1844–2 September 1879 (Age 35)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Lavina Newberry

When Lavina Newberry Morris was born on 13 July 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, George Morris, was 27 and her mother, Hannah Maria Newberry, was 21. She married Nathan Davis on 21 November 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Brighton Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 2 September 1879, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Davis
Lavina Newberry Morris
Marriage: 21 November 1862
Hannah Maria Davis
Lavina Ann Davis
Nathan Davis
Abigail Davis
William Baylis Davis
Eli Davis
Harriet Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 12
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus (see Moore ). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey ).Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).

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

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    Biographical Sketch of Nathan Davis and Lavina Newberry Morris

    Nathan Davis and Lavina Newberry Morris were married in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City on the 21st of November 1862. He was 48 years old and she was 18. He had another wife, Sarah Wooley, and n …

    Sources (43)

    • Lovina Morris in household of George Morris, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Laura N Davis in entry for Eli Davis, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Lovina Morris in household of George Morris, "United States Census, 1850"

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