George Smith Jr.

13 April 1843–27 July 1874 (Age 31)
London, Middlesex, England

The Life Summary of George

When George Smith Jr. was born on 13 April 1843, in London, Middlesex, England, his father, George Smith, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Harris, was 37. He married Eliza Martha Williams on 16 December 1872, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 27 July 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Smith Jr.
1843–1874
Eliza Martha Williams
1844–1929
Marriage: 16 December 1872
George Harris Smith
1873–1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1872Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1846
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
    Age 9
    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 11
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (22)

    • George Smith in entry for Geo Harris Smith and Euphemia M Luhn, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • George Smith in entry for Eliza Martha Smith, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • George Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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