Elizabeth Fordham Smith

15 March 1837–31 December 1898 (Age 61)
Oundle, Northamptonshire, England

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Fordham

When Elizabeth Fordham Smith was born on 15 March 1837, in Oundle, Northamptonshire, England, her father, George Smith, was 25 and her mother, Martha Hill, was 25. She married William Brown Timpson on 15 November 1855, in Raunds, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Oundle, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 31 December 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Brown Timpson
Elizabeth Fordham Smith
Marriage: 15 November 1855
George William Timpson
Mary Jane Timpson
John Herbert Timpson
Nephi Smith Timpson
Alma Willard Timpson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1855Raunds, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 5
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 17
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Elizabeth Fordham Smith Timpson "Pioneer" by Laura Clara Logie Timpson, granddaughter-in-law

    Elizabeth Fordham Smith was the daughter of George and Martha Hill Smith. Born 15 March 1835 at Ondle, Northhampton, England. Married William Brown Timpson (date unknown). To this union four sons and …

    Sources (35)

    • Eliza Smith in household of George Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizth F Timpson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Elizabeth Timpson in household of William Timpson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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