Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen)

27 Oct 1897 - 31 Dec 1993


Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen)

27 Oct 1897 - 31 Dec 1993
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George A Davis was born July 25th, 1876 in Holden, Millard, Utah, the son of Thomas and Sophia Vickery Davis. George’s father died when he was 16 and he then became the bread winner of the family providing for his mother and sisters. He worked as a cowboy, teamster, bartender and miner. He was qua
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Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen)


Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States


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George Davis 1876-1955 & Pat Nielsen 1897-1993

Contributor: almathe3rd Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

George A Davis was born July 25th, 1876 in Holden, Millard, Utah, the son of Thomas and Sophia Vickery Davis. George’s father died when he was 16 and he then became the bread winner of the family providing for his mother and sisters. He worked as a cowboy, teamster, bartender and miner. He was qualified as a carpenter, brick maker and mechanic. As a boy he got into trouble in Huntington one time when he shot out the city street lights with his .22 rifle. Patience Hope (Pat) Nielsen was born in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah October 27th, 1897 the daughter of Niels J and Minnie Schiller Nielsen. Shortly after her birth she with her family moved to Blue Valley (now Giles), Wayne, Utah to a small three room log cabin beside the Dirty Devil River. They went bare foot in the summer and for winter shoes they wore Sears & Roebuck catalog shoes, when they had money to buy them. Because of the families inability to make a living there they moved to Sunnyside, Utah in 1904. There her father and older brother Jim went to work in the mines making bricks for the coke ovens and taking care of their mule teams. In Sunnyside the family made their home in a dugout in the side of a hill and a large tent. Her mother took in boarders to help with expenses and save some money for their return to Blue Valley. After two years of hard work the family again packed their wagon and returned to Blue Valley to try again. The girls made dolls out of corn stalks and played along the muddy river with their brothers. They wore long dresses and sun bonnets, the hoods of which had been stiffened by dunking them in the liquid of the boiling molasses. In their poverty, often they only thing they had to eat was molasses and bread. For one Christmas the girls, Pat and Mary, had prayed hard for dolls and new slippers. This was a hard request for such a poverty area and yet they kept up their prayers knowing their father in heaven would answer them. The store in town was very small and most things had to be ordered and come in from Salt Lake City. Their mother knowing of the girls’ desire went to work and made the dolls and slippers out of a very pretty velvet coat she owned and a pair of old boots. What a delightful Christmas the girls had with the good things sent from heaven, for they did not find out the real story until many years later. The timber, rock and mud dam that was used to hold water for irrigation seemed to give way every year under the pressure of high water and flash floods. With its lost in 1909 there was a flood that destroyed the Nielsen’s entire orchard. So the local church leaders released the people from their mission calls and encouraged then to move else were to earn a living. The Nielsens moved to the Orem Bench and Niels built a home and farmed an orchard where the Orem Mall and parking lot now stands. There Pat met Janet Davis who was married to her older brother Jim and as they packed peaches Janet talked Pat into sending peaches to her brother George and writing to him while he was out on the reservation near Roosevelt, Utah. After George wrote a thank you note they continued to correspond and when Pat moved with her family to Roosevelt she and George met and were married in Vernal, Utah in January 1915. George and Pat rented a farm in Cedarview, Utah and there my father June was born in June 1916. Just after their marriage George helped Pat’s father to build a brick kiln from which, with the Lord’s help, they were able to bake and then sell over 25,000 bricks. Shortly after his birth of their oldest son June, George and Pat moved to Price, Utah where George began to work in the mines as a foreman, a position he held in many of the coal mines of Eastern Utah. For a time the family lived in Sunnyside, Utah where George worked for the railroad as a foreman, laying track. They were one of the first families to own a car in Wattis, Utah and when the Davis’ went to town there was always a load of people who wished to go with them. After working in the mines in north-east Utah for a number of years George was forced, by his health, to move to Southern Utah. For a couple of years he owned a farm in Gunlock, Utah and then he moved to Pioche, Nevada where he went to work in the silver mines first as and foreman and then when the mines shut down during the depression he worked as a watchman. Their home in Pioche, Nevada was made out of railroad ties and during the depression Pat would make cornmeal bread and cereal out of the mash the government gave her boys to feed the chickens with. George was never very active in the LDS Church but he saw to it that his children attended all their meetings and Pat worked in the MIA writing many of their programs they put on. In the fall of 1928 George and Pat went to the St. George Temple, with their family and were sealed for time and all eternity. In 1954 Pat and George moved to Southern California to be near their older children who had married and moved there to find jobs during WWII and shortly thereafter. They lived in Hermosa Beach and then Redondo Beach with their youngest sons Niel and Rex and their two daughters Beulah & Mary and their children. George passed away in 1955 in Hermosa Beach but Pat continued on with a house full of children and grandchildren always keeping a pan cake on the cupboard. In 1970 she moved back to Orem, Utah to be near her family who had moved back to Utah to start their own businesses and there she shared a home with her daughter Mary until she passed away in 1994 at the age of 97 years.

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Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) was born on 27 Oct 1897
Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) was 11 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) was 14 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.
Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) was 32 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.
Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) was 42 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) was 47 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.
Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) was 55 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) was 66 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) was 80 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) was 88 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
Patience Hope Davis (Nielsen) died on 31 Dec 1993 at the age of 96
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