Sarah Ann Hovard

11 August 1847–11 November 1919 (Age 72)
Idbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Hovard was born on 11 August 1847, in Idbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Hovard or Holford, was 22 and her mother, Ann Webb, was 22. She married John Davis on 22 October 1867, in Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Withington, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 11 November 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Davis
Sarah Ann Hovard
Marriage: 22 October 1867
Edward John Davis
Albert Thomas Davis
Ann Mary Davis
Dina Davis
Elizabeth Maria Davis
Amy Kate
Jesse Stephen Davis
Bertha Irene Clara Davis
Hubert Oswald Davis

Spouse and Children

22 October 1867
Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Hovard or Holford


    Ann Webb





    William Thomas Holford


    Henry Leonard Holford


    John Lamborough Hovard


    Richard Percival Hovard


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 19

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

French: unexplained. This name occurs almost exclusively in LA.

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

Story Highlight

Conversion of the Davis Family to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Excerpt from the Life Story of Sarah Ann Hovard Davis Taken from the writings of her children Tom, Irene, Hubert, and Steve and compiled by Elva Peterson Hackwell A Latter Day Saint missionary named …

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Ann Hovard, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Sarah A Davis in household of John Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Sarah Ann Davis in household of John Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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