Wilford Smith

8 August 1888–9 June 1943 (Age 54)
Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Wilford

When Wilford Smith was born on 8 August 1888, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Lauritz Heber Smith, was 30 and his mother, Emma Wright Shipley, was 23. He married Terese Thomas on 11 June 1914, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Preston Election Precinct 1, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 9 June 1943, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Smith
1888–1943
Terese Thomas
1893–1971
Marriage: 11 June 1914
Ann T Smith
1915–1915
Dr Wilford Mark Smith
1918–2000
Gwen Smith
1920–1999
Beth Smith
1924–2009
Deanne Smith
1926–2008
Marian Smith
1927–2002
Richard Thomas Smith
1932–2021
Ruth Smith
1935–2017

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 June 1914Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 2
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 8
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 15
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 831783;2007: 1725054; 2010: 2442977)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 .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (50)

    • Wilford Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Wilford Smith in entry for Wilford Mark Smith and Carol Oberhansley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Wilford Smith, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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