Benjamin Mark Smith

1 January 1834–15 February 1912 (Age 78)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Mark

When Benjamin Mark Smith was born on 1 January 1834, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Warren Smith, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Alexander, was 23. He married Elizabeth Agness Wood on 28 February 1855, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Sacramento, California, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 15 February 1912, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Mark Smith
1834–1912
Elizabeth Agness Wood
1836–1911
Marriage: 28 February 1855
Winnifred Catherine Smith
1856–1932
Martha Ann Smith
1858–1937
Amanda Agnes Smith
1860–1948
David Warren Smith
1862–1950
Mark Alexander Smith
1864–1910
Stephen Hyrum Smith
1867–1911
Charles William Smith
1870–1958
Lydia Melissa Smith
1873–1956
Carson Oscar Smith
1875–1927

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1855American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 5
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 22
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

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    McGowan
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    Faber

    Story Highlight

    BENJAMIN MARK SMITH Benjamin Mark Smith was born on January 1, 1834 about 25 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee. His father, Warren Smith, joined the Church in the year of 1836 and was a policeman f …

    Sources (52)

    • Benjamin Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Benjamond Smith in entry for Winniford Catharine Waddell, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Mark Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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