Betty Smith

8 October 1812–5 June 1897 (Age 84)
Dudley Hill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Betty

When Betty Smith was born on 8 October 1812, in Dudley Hill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Stephen Smith, was 29 and her mother, Mary Dent Hobson, was 22. She married Joseph Walker on 16 March 1833, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1849 and lived in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 5 June 1897, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Walker
1813–1881
Betty Smith
1812–1897
Marriage: 16 March 1833
John Smith Walker
1834–1916
William Samuel Walker
1836–1919
Thomas Walker
1837–1914
Mary Walker
1840–1893
Samuel Walker
1842–1842
Simeon Walker
1844–1855
Joseph Walker
1846–1847
Hyrum Smith Walker
1849–1922
Stephen Smith Walker
1852–1912
Sarah Walker
1854–1854
Annie Marie Walker
1856–1914
Levi Smith Walker
1859–1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 March 1833Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1815
    Age 3
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 9
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 24
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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 (55)

    • Betty Walker in household of Joseph Walker, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Betty Smith in entry for Levi Walker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Walker in household of Joseph Walker, "United States Census, 1850"

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