William George Smith

28 October 1850–8 October 1938 (Age 87)
Oxton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William George

When William George Smith was born on 28 October 1850, in Oxton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John A Smith, was 32 and his mother, Mary Heathman, was 32. He married Diana Bingham on 7 August 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1862 and lived in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880 and Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 8 October 1938, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William George Smith
1850–1938
Diana Bingham
1857–1935
Marriage: 7 August 1876
Mary Olive Smith
1877–1953
Isaac George Smith
1879–1928
Elizabeth Ophelia Smith
1879–1972
Thomas Henry Smith
1881–1939
Bert Leroy Smith
1883–1966
Ulysses Grant Smith
1885–1938
Eva Blanche Smith
1887–1975
Isabelle Smith
1889–1960
Nina Pearl Smith
1892–1972
Hazel Diana Smith
1895–1980
Della Maye Smith
1898–1983

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 August 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 4
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    1863
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 25
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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 (32)

    • William Smith in household of John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • W G Smith in entry for Geo Huss and Pearl S Baxter, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • W. G. Smith in entry for Diania Bingham Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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