Nathaniel Smith

11 November 1847–20 November 1918 (Age 71)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Smith was born on 11 November 1847, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, William Orville Smith, was 47 and his mother, Emily Jane Spinning, was 33. He married Sarah Jane Sim on 7 December 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Morgan, Utah, United States in 1910 and Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 20 November 1918, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Nathaniel Smith
Sarah Jane Sim
Marriage: 7 December 1874
Emily Jenet Smith
William Orval Smith
Ileen Olive Smith
Ernest Lee Smith
Ida Beatrice Smith
Nathaniel Lewis Smith
James Vernon Smith
Elvira Eva Smith
Samuel Clarence Smith

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  • Marriage
    7 December 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 8
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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 (23)

    • Nathanial Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
    • William Smith in entry for William O. Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Nathaniel Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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