Alice Davis

8 January 1834–11 March 1907 (Age 73)
Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alice

When Alice Davis was born on 8 January 1834, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Davies, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Cadwallader, was 26. She married James Crane on 5 April 1858, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States. She died on 11 March 1907, in Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Crane
Alice Davis
Marriage: 5 April 1858

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1858Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 9
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 29
    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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    In Their Own Words, an Annotated Bibliography of James Crane's posterity

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    Sources (27)

    • Alice Davies in household of John Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Alice Davis Crane, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Alice Crane, "United States Census, 1900"

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