William Karl Davis

2 September 1877–10 November 1964 (Age 87)
Delano, Delano Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Karl

When William Karl Davis was born on 2 September 1877, in Delano, Delano Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David D Davis, was 43 and his mother, Cedy Davies, was 36. He married Emily Yates Stoddard on 27 June 1900, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mendocino, California, United States in 1935 and Ukiah Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States in 1940. He died on 10 November 1964, in Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Karl Davis
Emily Yates Stoddard
Marriage: 27 June 1900
Jean Davis
William Karl Davis
Elizabeth Patricia Davis
Dorothy Marie Davis
Ruth Davis
Barbara Helen Davis
Richard Stoddard Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1900Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1884 · Logan Temple Dedication
    Age 7
    On May 17, 1884, the Logan temple was dedicated by John Taylor. It was the only temple dedicated by him and was the second temple in Utah. The temple went under a major reconstruction project in 1976 to increase the capacity of the rooms inside and was rededicated in 1979 by Spencer W. Kimball.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 23
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    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 (38)

    • Wm K Davis in entry for Ruth Davis, "Oregon, Center for Health Statistics, Birth Records, 1903-1918"
    • William Karl Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mr. Will Davis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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