Esther Davis

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Davis was born on 24 April 1839, in Pauntley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Davis, was 27 and her mother, Keziah Geers, was 25. She married Samuel Buchanan Frost on 17 April 1864, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Boulder Election Precinct, Garfield, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 26 December 1910, in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Marion Cemetery, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Samuel Buchanan Frost
Esther Davis
Marriage: 17 April 1864
Albert James Woolocoat
Samuel E. Frost
Stephen Frost
Chancy Frost
Rebecca Pennina Frost
Adolph Lesseau Frost
Margaret Elzira Frost
Ivan Danzoff Frost
Rivers Frost
Marion Frost

Sources (25)

  • Esther Davis in household of William Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Hester Davis, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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World Events (8)


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.


Historical Boundaries: 1852: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Esther Davis

24 April 1839 – 26 December1910 From the Gordon Buttars Collection at ********************************************************* Courage, also known as bravery, fortitude, will, and intr …

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