Alice Ethelyn Smith

25 December 1889–13 February 1942 (Age 52)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary 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 City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, 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
Alice Ethelyn Smith
Marriage: 20 November 1907
William Afton Swan
Oral Anderson Swan
Alice Grace Swan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1907Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    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
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 15
    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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    Sources (24)

    • Alice Ethel Smith in entry for Clare Anderson Swan, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Alice Ethel *rath in household of Valentine *rath, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Alice Ethelyn Smith, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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