Diana Davis

12 April 1837–11 September 1884 (Age 47)
Llanfihangel in Talley, Carmarthenshire, Wales

The Life Summary of Diana

When Diana Davis was born on 12 April 1837, in Llanfihangel in Talley, Carmarthenshire, Wales, her father, Daniel Davis, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Thomas, was 39. She married William Nicol Fife on 9 July 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 11 September 1884, in Willcox, Cochise, Arizona, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Cochise, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Nicol Fife
Diana Davis
Marriage: 9 July 1854
Sara Jane Fife
William Wilson Fife
Diana Davis Fife
Phoebe Fife
John Daniel Fife
Walter Thompson Fife
Agnes Ann Fife
Emma Fife
Robert Nicol Fife
James S Fife
Barnard Fife

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 July 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
    Age 2
    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.
    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 13
    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.

    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


    The following is from the "Barnard White Family Book" Daniel Davis or Davies and his wife Sarah Thomas were in the first company of Welsh Saints to leave for Zion in 1849. Though small in stature, …

    Sources (27)

    • Diana Davis in entry for John Daniel Fife, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Dianah Fife in household of Wm Fife, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Diana Davis in entry for Diana Fife Farr, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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