Jane Smith

26 May 1831–28 June 1914 (Age 83)
Bishops Nympton, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Smith was born on 26 May 1831, in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Smith, was 43 and her mother, Ann Bowden, was 40. She married John Skinner on 2 September 1849, in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States in 1870 and Eight Mile, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 28 June 1914, in Nounan, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Skinner Cemetery, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Skinner
Jane Smith
Marriage: 2 September 1849
Hyrum Skinner
George Skinner
Brigham Heber Skinner
John Alexander Skinner
William Henry Skinner
Mary Jane Skinner
Elizabeth Ann Skinner
Harriett Eliza Skinner
Emily Eugenia Skinner
Joseph Alma Skinner Sr
James Albert Skinner
Alice Amelia Skinner
Nephi Aaron Skinner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1849Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 12
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 23
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    John Skinner

    John Skinner was born May 30, 1822 in Swimbridge, Devonshire, England, the son of Charlotte Stiner and William Skinner. His parents owned a comfortable home and farm where he enjoyed the normal life o …

    Sources (87)

    • Jane Skinner in household of John Skinner, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Jane Smith in entry for William H. Skinner and Hannah Mathisen Miller, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Jane Smith in entry for John Stephen Skinner, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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