Mary Davies

15 July 1823–10 July 1865 (Age 41)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Davies was born on 15 July 1823, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Jonah Davis, was 37 and her mother, Jeannette Short, was 35. She married Thomas Foster Thomas on 2 October 1847, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 10 July 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Foster Thomas
Mary Davies
Marriage: 2 October 1847
Jane Thomas
Thomas F Thomas Jr
Janet Thomas
Nephi Thomas
Moroni Thomas
Alma Thomas
Elizabeth Mary Thomas
Jonathan Davis Thomas
Mary Elizabeth Thomas
Thomas Thomas

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1847Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 8
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 13
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: variant of Davis , a patronymic equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd ‘Dafydd's son’. The name is especially numerous in south Wales. This form of the name probably shows the influence of Davy , the common English form of the personal name David in the late medieval and early modern periods (see Davey ).

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

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    Sources (34)

    • Unknown [Mary Davies] in entry for Jennett Thomas Taylor, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Thomas Thomas Birth and Death 9 July 1865 and Mary Davis Thomas Death on 10 July 1865 at Salt Lake City, Utah, Both are buried together at Salt Lake City Cemetery - IMAGE
    • 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule: Mary Davis

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