Jane M Smith

4 October 1848–13 April 1913 (Age 64)
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane M

When Jane M Smith was born on 4 October 1848, in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George William Smith, was 25 and her mother, Catharine Wootton, was 20. She married Joseph Livsey on 24 April 1871. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1870, at the age of 22, her occupation is listed as domestic servant cook (san francisco 1900) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 13 April 1913, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Livsey
1834–1874
Jane M Smith
1848–1913
Marriage: 24 April 1871
Anna Viola Livsey
1873–1932
Josephine May Livsey Hudson
1875–1950

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 April 1871
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 7
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 18
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (16)

    • Jane Smith in household of Geo Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Smith in entry for Anna Viola Gallyer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jane Smith in household of James Cummins as Domestic Servant, "United States Census, 1870"

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