Lovina Smith

16 September 1827–8 October 1876 (Age 49)
Manchester, Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Lovina

When Lovina Smith was born on 16 September 1827, in Manchester, Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States, her father, Hyrum Smith, was 27 and her mother, Jerusha Barden, was 22. She married Lorin Edwin Walker on 23 June 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died on 8 October 1876, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorin Edwin Walker
1822–1907
Lovina Smith
1827–1876
Marriage: 23 June 1844
Hyrum Smith Walker
1845–1923
Isabella Rosalie Walker
1847–1847
Jerusha Celesta Walker
1849–1933
Edwina Mariah Walker
1851–1923
Emma Irene Walker
1854–1893
William Arthur Walker
1857–1931
Sarah Ellen Walker
1859–1932
Lucy Lovina Walker
1862–1867
John Lorin Walker
1864–1937
Joseph Fredrick Walker
1867–1939
Don Carlos Walker
1870–1933
Charles Henry Walker
1872–1900
David Franklin Walker
1876–1877

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 12
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 14
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    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

    Story Highlight

    Crossing the plains

    Crossing the plains was an adventure for an 11-year-old girl. Her history says that she rode in the wagon and she may have part of the time, but generally the pioneers walked, it was much more comfor …

    Sources (53)

    • Lovina Walker in household of Loring Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Leona Smith in entry for Joseph F Walker and Dora Lewis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Lovina Walker in entry for David F Walker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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