Alice Ethelyn Smith

Brief Life History of Alice Ethelyn

When Alice Ethelyn Smith was born on 25 December 1889, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Valentine Smith, was 29 and her mother, Alice Briggs Crane, was 19. She married William Thomas Swan on 20 November 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 9, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 13 February 1942, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Swan
1880–1964
Alice Ethelyn Smith
1889–1942
Marriage: 20 November 1907
William Afton Swan
1912–1970
Oral Anderson Swan
1914–1961
Alice Grace Swan
1917–2000

Sources (28)

  • Alice E Smith Swan in household of William Thomas Swan, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Alice Ethelyn Smith, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Alice Ethelyn Smith Swan, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1904

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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