Meredith Dawson

4 April 1844–18 June 1928 (Age 84)
Ruabon, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Meredith

When Meredith Dawson was born on 4 April 1844, in Ruabon, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Dawson, was 33 and his mother, Frances Meredith, was 33. He married Ann Bird on 13 December 1873. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Castle Rock, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 18 June 1928, in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Meredith Dawson
Ann Bird
Marriage: 13 December 1873
Francis Elizabeth DAWSON
Hyrum Joseph DAWSON
Annie Golding Dawson
Jessie Thursa Dawson
Meredith Andrew Dawson
Oscar Elmer Dawson
Orson Stewart Dawson
Jeston Bird Dawson
Elsie Maude Dawson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1873
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 6
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 22
    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

    English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Dawe’, from the Middle English personal name Daw(e) (see Daw 1 and 2), which is sometimes a pet form of David (see 2 below) but more generally of Rauf or Raw (i.e. Ralph ), of which Daw(e) is a rhyming form. Alternatively, the patronymic could mean ‘son of Daud(e)’, another Middle English pet form of Ralph evidently used interchangeably with Dawe. Dawson is one of the most numerous patronymics.Scottish: patronymic, ‘son of Dawe’. In Scotland Dawe is a diminutive of David (compare 1 above).

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

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    Life Story of Meredith Dawson

    Information for this history has been taken from “A Glimpse into the Lives of Joseph Dawson and his son Meredith Dawson our Grandfather” as written by Teresa Dawson Olson in 1989 and attached to Famil …

    Sources (24)

    • Merth Dawson in household of Joseph Dawson, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Meredith Dawson in entry for Elmer Dawson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mertle Dawson in household of Ann Bird, "United States Census, 1880"

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