Howard W Davis

17 Dec 1907 - 7 Jul 2001

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Howard W Davis

17 Dec 1907 - 7 Jul 2001
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By Howard W. Davis (Edited by John Davis) She was born in Ballyshannon, Donegal county, Ireland the 23 day of November 1873. Her father was a carpenter and furniture maker (his was the only mill in the town at the time) where they did carpentry. It was with the hand tools that they worked. Her mothe
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Howard W Davis

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Married: 23 Jul 1940
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East Lawn Memorial Hills

East Lawn Drive
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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Sealed Mar 15, 1943, Elroy, Kent, Paula
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June 28, 2011
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June 27, 2011

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Charlotte Nelson Davis

Contributor: finnsh Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

By Howard W. Davis (Edited by John Davis) She was born in Ballyshannon, Donegal county, Ireland the 23 day of November 1873. Her father was a carpenter and furniture maker (his was the only mill in the town at the time) where they did carpentry. It was with the hand tools that they worked. Her mother (Jane Patterson) was the daughter of one of the big land owners (John Patterson), who disowned his daughter when she married the poor village carpenter. Wherein lies another story. (This is only partially true as John Patterson died in 1849) She was the only daughter born of this union. There were two brothers and two half brothers and five half sisters. When sixteen years old she came to New York with her cousin who was a Presbyterian minister ( Her cousin Frances Patterson was married to Thomas Howard - he is the minister. It is believed that she (grandma) was sponsored by her cousin as there is no record of them coming together. She is shown coming alone from Londonderry on the ship Devonia, 11 March 1892 wherein she is listed as 16 but is actually 18). She told me many times about the storms and the crossing of the Atlantic. During the height of the worst storm with all the hatches fastened down and the ship adrift, that all the people knelt in prayer that their lives would be spared and that they would reach land safely. After nearly six weeks they reached New York harbor. Soon after her arrival she got employment in a rich man’s home as the upstairs maid at 50 cents per week and meals. She shared a room with another maid of the house. She was real homesick in New York as three of her older brothers were there1. They had married and she went to visit them often. After living in New York for three years she left for Florida with this same cousin that she came from Ireland with. She helped to take care of their children.2 It was in Jacksonville that they stopped. Her cousin was the minister there for nearly 2 years. His wife was sickly so they asked for a transfer from the low climate. During her stay in Jacksonville she met a young blacksmith who asked her to marry him but she said no. Their next move was to Utah. Reverend Howard, her cousin, had his hands full with a sick wife so Charlotte took care of the three children on the long journey from Florida to Salt Lake City. It was in the spring of 1896 that they arrived there. Reverend Howard was and assistant to the regular minister in the church in SLC nearly two years, then they sent him to the little town of Payson, seventy miles South of Salt Lake. There his wife got better and could take care of the children so my mother found a job doing house work for a Mrs. Wm Ferre who operated a millinary store in the town. Mr. Ferre operated a grocery store and also owned the saloon in town. While in Salt Lake Charlotte had met another blacksmith who proposed to her but again, she said no. She had always been a lively Irish girl full of fun. When she got married to my father (Henry William Davis Jr.) she was 5’ 2” and weighed 110 lbs. she had big blue eyes and long black hair and was a very pretty girl. So during her stay in Payson she enjoyed dances at the church and had lots of beaus. One Sunday on her return from church she saw a strange horse and buggy tied to the fence in front of the Ferre home. It was a beautiful horse only he looked like he was asleep. She thrilled at the sight of him and walked up and patted his nose. She found out later that his name was Sleepy Dick. She went into the back door and prepared the dinner fro the Ferre family and their guest at the conclusion of the dinner she brought in the dessert and Mrs. Ferre introduced her to her brother. She curtsied, blushed, and fled. But Dad, the brother, followed her into the kitchen. It was love at first sight. Dad wasn’t as handsome as some, but was nice looking with a mustache. He took her for a buggy ride that afternoon. That’s where she got acquainted with Sleep Dick. That horse was known all over Utah County and other parts. My Grandfather, Henry William Davis Sr., was a horse trainer and owned some of the best horses in Utah. Sleepy Dick was one of the family favorites. In a little over a month after their first meeting they were married. My father was a blacksmith, the third one to propose to her and this time she said “Yes!”. So on July 30, 1900 they were married in the home of my Grandmother. The Reverend Mr. Howard had been transferred again and my mother had planned to leave with him till she met my father. To this marriage was born eleven children. The first two died at birth, both boys. Then came a boy diplomat, Lew. He with the loose tongue and a gift of gab that you find with the Irish. Then a girl was born but she died at three weeks; then another boy (that was me). I’ll write this in another book. Then three girls in a row: Rae, Mina, and Effie, 17 to 20 months apart. Then two boys with three years between them, Dick and Bill, and then two years later a final girl, Ollie. So today eight of her children are here to remember and love her. She died April 30, 1945 at the age of 72 years. The years had been good to her, her children had been good to her. They had loved her and buoyed her up after the death of her husband 17 years before. I remember her saying as short time before her death, when President Franklyn D. Roosevelt had died, “Why do good men have to be taken from this earth? Why couldn’t I die instead of President Roosevelt? He had a lot to do and I don’t have a thing to live for.” My mother had made her life a service to others. She had been a very religious woman and was always going out of her way to help other people and all the years I remember her there was never a hungry tramp or a hungry boy that was turned away from her door.

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1907
Howard W Davis was born on 17 Dec 1907
Howard W Davis was 4 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Howard W Davis was 22 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Howard W Davis was 23 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Howard W Davis was 36 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
Howard W Davis was 50 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Howard W Davis was 56 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Howard W Davis was 65 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Howard W Davis was 75 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
1999
Howard W Davis was 91 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Howard W Davis died on 7 Jul 2001 at the age of 93
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