Alice Ethelyn Smith

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

The Life 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.

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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

20 November 1907
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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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: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Swan in household of Wm F Swan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel Swan in household of William T Swan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alice E Swan in household of William T Swan, "United States Census, 1930"

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