John Davis Williams

18 August 1857–23 January 1927 (Age 69)
Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Davis

When John Davis Williams was born on 18 August 1857, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Rees Jones Williams Sr, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Davies, was 27. He married Sarah Ann Ridsdale Mitchell on 8 November 1884, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1891. In 1900, at the age of 63, his occupation is listed as farmer in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States. He died on 23 January 1927, in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States.

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John Davis Williams
Susannah Minerva Roundy
Marriage: 1 May 1894
Rebecca Elizabeth Williams
Cora Ann Williams
Jones Preston Williams
Inez Lynett Williams
Shadrach Reed Williams
Osmon Patten Williams
Eulala Williams
Roxy Roundy Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1894St. George Utah Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
    Age 10
    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 19
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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    Sources (43)

    • John D. Williams in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John Davis Williams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John D Williams in entry for Osmond P Williams and Mildred Schurtz, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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