Nellie Maria Davis

5 March 1872–14 October 1960 (Age 88)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Nellie Maria

When Nellie Maria Davis was born on 5 March 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Edwin Woolley Davis, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Shepherd Derrick, was 29. She married Elias Smith Woodruff on 20 June 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 1960, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elias Smith Woodruff
Nellie Maria Davis
Marriage: 20 June 1901
Nellie Woodruff
Asahel Davis Woodruff
Margaret Woodruff
Elias Laurence Woodruff
Mildred Jennie Woodruff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 June 1901Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 3
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
    Age 3
    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 24
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

    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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    Story Highlight

    My First Home

    Written by Nellie Woodruff My first home was a two-room adobe house with lean-to frame kitchen with cold water tap in with a coal stove. The front room had a small heating stove and a bed with carpet …

    Sources (53)

    • Nellie Maria Davis in entry for Elias Laurence Woodruff, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Nettie D Woodruff in household of Elias S Woodruff, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Nellie M. Davis in entry for Eugene Fagg Erickson and Mildred Jennie Woodruff, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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