Emma Jane Smith

4 April 1876–16 January 1951 (Age 74)
Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Emma Jane

When Emma Jane Smith was born on 4 April 1876, in Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States, her father, Silas Sanford Smith, was 45 and her mother, Martha Eliza Bennett, was 27. She married Edwin Cleveland Dibble on 15 June 1900, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 16 January 1951, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Cleveland Dibble
1869–1947
Emma Jane Smith
1876–1951
Marriage: 15 June 1900
Edwin Smith Dibble
1901–2003
George Smith Dibble
1904–1992
Joseph Smith Dibble
1907–1973
Asael Smith Dibble
1910–2000
Verlie Dibble
1917–1985

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1900Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1877 · The First Stake was organized in Bountiful
    Age 1
    Thirty years after the foundation of Bountiful, the first stake was organized by Heber C. Kimball and is still functioning today with eight wards being affiliated with it.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 5
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 20
    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 (34)

    • Jannie Dibble in entry for Edwin S Dibble, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Emma J. Smith Dibble in household of Edwin C. Dibble, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Emma J Smith in entry for George Smith Dibble and Cleone Atwood, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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