Edward Whitfield Smith

30 January 1837–29 March 1910 (Age 73)
Wrekenton, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward Whitfield

When Edward Whitfield Smith was born on 30 January 1837, in Wrekenton, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Watkin Smith, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ann Usher, was 25. He married Ann John on 30 March 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Auckland St Andrew, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 29 March 1910, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Whitfield Smith
Ann John
Marriage: 30 March 1867
Joseph James Smith
Mary Ann John Smith
Letitia John Smith
Phoebe John Smith
Edward Philip John Smith
Thomas John Smith
Joseph John Smith
Margaret John Smith
Angeline John Smith
Emma John Smith
Oliver John Smith
Hyrum John Smith
Julia John Smith
Eunice John Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 March 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 10
    Earliest grave seen in memorial list
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 22
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""

    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 (28)

    • Edward Smith in household of Thomas Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Edward Smith in entry for Pheobe J. Smith Ballard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Edward Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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