Beatrice "Bea" LaRue Cowley

16 November 1908–4 August 2006 (Age 97)
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Beatrice "Bea" LaRue

When Beatrice "Bea" LaRue Cowley was born on 16 November 1908, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, James Floyd Cowley, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Ellen Hindle, was 26. She married George Edwin "Ted" Davis on 3 April 1935, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1940 and Billings Montana Temple, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1950. She died on 4 August 2006, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Edwin "Ted" Davis
Beatrice "Bea" LaRue Cowley
Marriage: 3 April 1935

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1935Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1917 · City Hall
    Age 9
    Farmington City purchased a building built in 1907 to use as City Hall. The building is now the Farmington Historical Museum.
    Age 26
    Lázaro Cárdenas presidency. Forced exile of Calles (1936). Cárdenas begins socialist policies. Agrarian reform establishes ejidos (see Glossary) and collectivization. Official party renamed Party of the Mexican Revolution (Partido de la Revolución Mexicana--PRM). includes representatives from all sectors of society. Nationalization of oil industry in 1938.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Cowley. One in Gloucestershire is named with Old English ‘cow’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’; two in Derbyshire have Old English col ‘(char)coal’ as the first element; and one near London is from Old English cofa ‘shelter, bay’ (see Cove ) or the personal name Cofa. The largest group, however, with examples in Buckinghamshire, Devon, Oxfordshire, and Staffordshire, were apparently named as ‘the wood or clearing of Cufa’; however, in view of the number of places called with this element, it is possible that it conceals a topographic term as well as a personal name.Irish: shortened form of Macaulay (see McCauley ).Manx: shortened form of Gaelic Mac Amhlaoibh ‘son of Amhlaoibh’ (a Gaelicized form of Old Norse Óláfr). For an alternative Manx form of the same patronymic see Callow .

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Beatrice Cowley Davis in household of George Edwin Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Beatrice La Rue Cowley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Beatrice Larue Davis in entry for George Edwin Davis, "Montana, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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