Charles Ambrose Davis

Brief Life History of Charles Ambrose

When Charles Ambrose Davis was born on 23 May 1853, in King Township, York, Ontario, Canada, his father, Clayton Davis, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth McLeod, was 25. He married Amy E Hardwick on 5 February 1879, in York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 3 April 1925, in York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 71, and was buried in King Township, York, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Charles Ambrose Davis
1853–1925
Amy E Hardwick
1854–1908
Marriage: 5 February 1879
Harry Norval Davis
1886–1972
Lilly Davis
1892–

Sources (10)

  • Ambrose Davis, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Charles Ambrose Davis, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Charles Ambrose Davis, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

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1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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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