Joseph Smith Laird

7 November 1849–22 April 1874 (Age 24)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Laird was born on 7 November 1849, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Laird, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann Rennie, was 23. He married Persis Minerva McKee on 13 January 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 22 April 1874, in Mountain Dell, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Smith Laird
Persis Minerva McKee
Marriage: 13 January 1873
Mary Eliza Laird
Persis Josephine Laird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 5
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 8
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: status name for a landlord or landowner, from northern Middle English laverd ‘lord’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Joseph Smith Laird

    Joseph Smith Laird 1847-1874 Joseph Smith Laird was born 7 Nov 1849 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. His parents were James Laird and Mary Rennie and at six years old he came from Scotland, sailing on th …

    Sources (31)

    • Josh Laird in household of Jas Laird, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Laird in entry for William Albert Guymon and Mary Laird Hardy Sulser, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joseph Laird in entry for Mary Hardy Steele, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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