Harriet Matilda Kelsey

24 July 1853–7 July 1948 (Age 94)
Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Harriet Matilda

When Harriet Matilda Kelsey was born on 24 July 1853, in Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Henry Kelsey, was 22 and her mother, Harriet Huggett, was 27. She married James Jordan Davis on 5 May 1873, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870 and Salem Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 7 July 1948, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Salem City Cemetery, Salem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Jordan Davis
Harriet Matilda Kelsey
Marriage: 5 May 1873
James Henry Davis
Ellen Davis
Robert Kelsey Davis
Harriet Emma Davis
Junius Jordan Davis
Grace Davis
Ray Davis
Lettie Davis
Ernest Edwin Davis
Moses Davis
Lester Earl Davis
Floyd Homer Davis
Iola Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1873Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 1
    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 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 27
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from an uncertain initial element (perhaps an Old English personal name with genitive -es) + Old English ēg ‘island’.Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.History: William Kelsey was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Harriet Matilda Kelsey Davis compiled by Lettie D. Peterson

    A Sketch of the Life of Harriet Matilda Kelsey Davis Compiled by her daughter, Lettie D. Peterson …

    Sources (41)

    • Harriet M Davis in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Harriet Matilda Kelsey Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Harriett M Kelsey in entry for Lester Earl Davis and Margaret Frances Hanley, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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