Isaac Edward Smith

17 September 1845–23 December 1928 (Age 83)
Oxton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Isaac Edward

When Isaac Edward Smith was born on 17 September 1845, in Oxton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John A Smith, was 26 and his mother, Mary Heathman, was 27. He married Kathryn Sara Benjamin on 18 May 1885, in Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1862 and lived in Woodchurch, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Basalt, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 23 December 1928, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Edward Smith
Kathryn Sara Benjamin
Marriage: 18 May 1885
Mary Alice Smith
Julia Eideth Smith
Isaac Clearance Smith
Oral Smith
Theodore Grow Smith
Ralph Smith
Arthur George Smith
Hope Elizabeth Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1885Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries 1879: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 22
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Isaac Smith 1845-1928 Pioneer Company: Henry W. Miller (1862)

    Smith, William G., [Interview], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 26:106-7. "Captain Miller of Farmington met the company of L.D.S. converts with fifty wagons and teams. We waited three weeks …

    Sources (32)

    • Isaae Smith in household of John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • J E Smith in entry for J E Spangler and Alice Bender, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Isaac Edward Smith, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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