Margaret Elizabeth Smith

15 July 1844–27 April 1924 (Age 79)
Carthage Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Smith was born on 15 July 1844, in Carthage Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, William W. Smith, was 24 and her mother, Eliza Mathis, was 22. She married Julius Golben Van Ausdal on 24 May 1863, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 27 April 1924, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Julius Golben Van Ausdal
Margaret Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 24 May 1863
Margaret Elizabeth Van Ausdal
Julius Golben VanAusdal
William Miller Van Ausdal
Cornelius John Van Ausdal
Robert Allen Van Ausdal
George Samuel VanAusdal
Thomas Jefferson Van Ausdal
Hester Ann Van Ausdal
James Albert Van Ausdal
Mary Eliza Van Ausdal
Leo Arthur Van Ausdal
Octavia Ingle Van Ausdal
Daisy Pearl Van Ausdal

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 May 1863Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 4
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Sources (32)

    • Margt Smith in household of Wm W Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Margaret E Smith in entry for Cornealious J Van Ausdel and Nora Crook, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • Margaret Smith in entry for Cornelius John Van Ausdal, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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