David Elmer Davis

11 August 1880–9 August 1974 (Age 93)
Three Mile Creek, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of David Elmer

When David Elmer Davis was born on 11 August 1880, in Three Mile Creek, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Daniel Davis, was 49 and his mother, Mary Ann REES, was 21. He married Juanita Mary Ann Carver on 9 March 1909, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 August 1974, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Elmer Davis
Juanita Mary Ann Carver
Marriage: 9 March 1909
Hazel Davis
Louise Davis
Helen Davis
Arlene Elizabeth Davis
Kathryn Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1909Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    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.
    1887 · New Zealands's First National Park
    Age 7
    Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 26
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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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    History of Mary Ann Davis

    Mary Ann Davis was born December 5, 1858 in Aberdare, Glamorganshire, South Wales to David Reese Davis and Elizabeth Thomas. South Wales is a beautiful country with green rolling hills and peaceful va …

    Sources (34)

    • David E Davis in entry for Davis, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • David Elmer Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • David Elmer Davis in entry for Laurance White Cracroft and Kathryn Davis, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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