Alice L. Davis

19 Feb 1869 - 27 Mar 1952


Alice L. Davis

19 Feb 1869 - 27 Mar 1952
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Alice L. Davis


Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States


September 21, 2013


September 20, 2013

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BIOGRAPHY OF ALICE LLOYD DAVIS by - Grace C. Gamble It was a bleak winter day in February, the nineteenth in 1869 to be exact, in a small humble home in Barrow in Furnace #12 Goldsmith street Lankashire, England that a tiny baby girl came to gladden the hearts of John Lloyd and Harriet Moore Lloyd. John and Harriet named their little daughter Alice. The First thirteen years of Alice's life was spent in this first home. Her father and mother had a small store where they sold groceries mostly. They kept the L.D.S. missionary home, entertaining two to four missionaries at a time. Alice always remembered Heber C. Kimball, John Neff, Henry Burton, John Donaldson, Albert Kerrinton and many others. The missionaries would hold sacrament meeting at their home. The town was a factory town and buzzed with activity. The homes on the street where Alice lived were built side by side so close that they resembled one long building the length of the street. At the end of the street was a huge bake oven where every one took their bread and pastries to be baked. No one did their baking in their own homes on that street. Alice knew many people and didn't know what it was to be lonely. About the time Alice was thirteen she left England and came with her mother and five brothers and sisters to make their home in America. They arrived in New York on November 3, 1882. Her father and one little brother had come in April (24) of the same year. From New York they (journied) to the little village of Oxford, Idaho, where her grandparents, James Lloyd and Ann Lee Lloyd had come ten years earlier bringing Alice's oldest sister with them. Alice was baptized into the L.D.S. Church on December 6' 1882 by A.N. Clements and confirmed the same day by John Boise. When Alice was sixteen, a good-looking young man by the name of John Davis courted and won her. They were married at Weston, Idaho and took up a homestead and built a small home. The life to which Alice had come was very different from what she had left behind. The home of John and Alice was the second one on the great sagebrush flat. Moores were their only neighbors. They lived about three quarters of a mile away, and the sage brush was so high between that one couldn't see a horse and rider as they went across the country. John was away from home working much of the time in those early years and Alice was left to keep the home and care for the stock. After they had been here for a few years and had two fine baby daughters, Alice was left alone with them when one of them became ill. She knew she would have to have help. She would have to find the horses that were somewhere on the flat in the sagebrush and take the baby to Oxford. She couldn't leave the tiny children in the house alone while she went to find the horses; so frantically she carried the sick baby in her arms and with the other little child clinging to her skirts she went to search for them. She finally found them picking the scanty grass. Hastily she hitched them to the buggy and was on her way to the much- needed help. As the children grew larger and the family was increased they had many such experiences. There was a character out in that country named Jack Norris, and he rode wildly and let his hair grow long. The children were afraid he or Indians might over take them and they always lived on fear. One day one of the little girls disappeared and the family was searching frantically, calling and trying to find her. The older children had returned from school, which was about a half mile south of their home, and they had joined the search. They were afraid she had been carried away and were practically desperate when the school teacher came carrying the frightened but unhurt child. The teacher had remained at school to do some extra work, and when he was finished he was striding across the flat to get home quickly when he came on a tiny frightened girl huddled under a tall sagebrush. He gently picked her up and let her know she had nothing to fear from him. She cryingly told him that she had set out to find the older children and lost her way. One day the family was busy inside the house when they heard someone calling. They went out. It was one of the Moore children. He called and told them not to come near him, but some of the folks at his home were very ill and needed medicine. John said he would go immediately so he got his pony and rode to Moores. Mr. Moore came from the house with money and a teakettle of boiling water and as he told John what to get he put the money on a rock in the sun and poured the water over it and left it for John to take to get the medicine. This was a precaution against anyone else getting the disease. Alice had a fine knowledge of the use of herbs and was called on often to help in other homes as well as her own in times of illness. Some times the children would come to their mother as she was busy churning butter, preparing food or sewing clothing for the family, and find tears silently coursing their way down her cheeks. They would ask her what was the matter. She would gather them near her, wipe away the tears, and tell them all was right now that they were there near her. In later years the children came to know that the great loneliness of new country was too much and it would well up within her and spill over. Alice loved America though. She told her children and later the grandchildren of the wonderful opportunities and advantages to be found in this grand new land. She lived a long useful and beautiful life. She bore seventeen children and raised sixteen of them to young man and womanhood. She lost six after they were grown, one of these in France in the service of his country during wold war one. She named her children Blanch May, Sarah Elizabeth, John Henry, Joseph Thomas, Alice Irene, Emma Beatrice, Francis David, Ivan Earl, Edith Pearl, Oliver James, Alvin Alonzo, George Wendell, Eva Harriet, Ida Florence, Lewis Arnold, Velma Deen and Gwen, giving them each two names except baby Gwen. When Gwen grew up and found out that all but she had two names she felt badly and asked why this was. Her mother explained that some of the older children thought two names foolish and persuaded her to give baby Gwen just one name. Alice and John built a beautiful big red brick home in their middle years, and this place was the scene of many wonderfully happy times. She was a good housekeeper. She had cabinets built in her kitchen and kept her dishes, staple foods, herbs, etc. in such good order that she often said, "If no one upsets my cupboard I can go to it in the dark and lay my hand on anything I want." Alice loved people and loved to have them around. Her home has been the scene of many good times from house parties to supper parties after a joyful sleigh ride in the sparkling crusted snow. There was always room for the young folks of the neighborhood and the rooms sang with the sound of happy voices and joyous laughter. The family spent wonderful Thanksgiving days and Christmases together. As the children married and had homes of their own they would return for these festive occasions. Long tables would be set for the feast while Alice watched the turkeys-one baking in the oven in the kitchen and the other in the stove in the basement where they had been since before daybreak. There was much rejoicing by the family at being together on these wonderful days. Alice and John received their endowments at the Logan Temple April 20, 1922. This meant much to Alice for it was of great importance to one of her faith. She was active in her church work and did great work in the Relief Society. Her home was the scene of many quiltings. These times were jolly for the ones who were there and participated. The house was located on top of a short steep incline, which lead to the broad bench of land where most of the Davis farm was located. Down the slope grew fruit trees, and under the trees were beehives. The bees gathered the sweet (necator) from the blossoms and the honey they made was choice. The grandchildren as well as the children of Alice well remember the creamy goodness of that honey spread on thick slices of home made bread and butter. The family all participated in and helped with the work and upkeep of the home and by doing so learned many valuable lessons. Then one sad day on March 13, 1925, John was taken in death and Alice was left to live her life without his loving companionship. She lived an outstanding life. She had a sense of humor and a wonderful philosophy of life. She shared them with the many who knew and loved her. Her hair gradually turned to silver and framed her lovable, thoughtful face. She told many interesting stories and experiences to those who were there as she worked quietly about her kitchen, cared for her canary or houseplants - of which she had many beautiful ones; or sat reposing in her rocking chair. When she had quietly and beautifully finished her life and closed her eyes in final sleep on March 30, 1952 at the age of eighty-three, she left eleven children, fifty-three grandchildren, and fifty great-grandchildren to mourn her passing and miss her and all she stood for. They will remember and value the lessons she taught. It was happy too though for waiting on the golden shore to greet her was John, her beloved, six of her children and seven grandchildren, her parents many friends and other relatives to welcome her and rejoice at having her with them again.

Life timeline of Alice L. Davis

Alice L. Davis was born on 19 Feb 1869
Alice L. Davis was 11 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Alice L. Davis was 19 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
Alice L. Davis was 23 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Alice L. Davis was 37 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Alice L. Davis was 45 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Alice L. Davis was 61 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Alice L. Davis was 71 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Alice L. Davis was 71 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Alice L. Davis died on 27 Mar 1952 at the age of 83
Grave record for Alice L. Davis (19 Feb 1869 - 27 Mar 1952), BillionGraves Record 5222409 Dayton, Franklin, Idaho, United States