Milton Herbert Davis

4 May 1846–28 August 1890 (Age 44)
East Rochester, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Milton Herbert

When Milton Herbert Davis was born on 4 May 1846, in East Rochester, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, Nathan Davis, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Woolley, was 31. He married Evelyn Louisa Young on 15 January 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851 and lived in West Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 August 1890, at the age of 44, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Milton Herbert Davis
1846–1890
Evelyn Louisa Young
1850–1917
Marriage: 15 January 1871
Milton Herbert Davis Jr
1872–1872
Margaret Alley Davis
1874–1956

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 2
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1848 · Mexico Cedes California Nine Days After Gold Is Found
    Age 2
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War. Mexico ceded 525,000 square miles of land, including what is now California. Gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, only nine days prior to signing the treaty.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 14
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    David
    Davies
    Daves

    Sources (17)

    • Milton H Davis in household of Nathan Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Milton H Davis, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Milton Davis in household of Sarah Davis, "United States Census, 1880"

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