Arthur John Smith

28 July 1868–28 March 1963 (Age 94)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Arthur John

When Arthur John Smith was born on 28 July 1868, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Samuel Smith, was 35 and his mother, Rosetta Livermore, was 26. He married Alice Ada Durrant on 13 January 1892, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1892 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He died on 28 March 1963, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur John Smith
1868–1963
Alice Ada Durrant
1868–1953
Marriage: 13 January 1892
Velma Rae Smith
1892–1990
Reed Delos Smith
1911–1982

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1892Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed
    Age 9
    Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 28
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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 (26)

    • Arthur John Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Arthur J Smith, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Arthur J Smith in entry for Reed Delos Smith, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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