Helen Maria Davis

29 October 1844–3 August 1896 (Age 51)
Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Helen Maria

When Helen Maria Davis was born on 29 October 1844, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Eliakim Spooner Davis, was 32 and her mother, Orpha Brown Hopkins, was 29. She married Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr on 3 May 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Milton, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 3 August 1896, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Hubbard Reeder
Helen Maria Davis
Marriage: 23 March 1887

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1887Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 19
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • Helen Thurston in household of Thomas J Thurston, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Maria in entry for Frank Reeder and Emma Armstrong, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Helen M Davis in household of E S Davis, "United States Census, 1850"

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