Jane Meers

11 December 1837–3 August 1909 (Age 71)
Ombersley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Meers was born on 11 December 1837, in Ombersley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Meears, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Ann Gibson, was 30. She married Oliver Smith on 28 March 1868, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 3 August 1909, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Smith
Jane Meers
Marriage: 28 March 1868
Emma Louise Smith
Charlotte Elizabeth Smith
Oliver George Smith
Edward A Smith
William Thomas Smith
Alonzo Frank Smith
Alma Arnold Smith
Alice Eliza Smith
Sarah Ann Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1868Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 17
    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.
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Warwickshire and Staffordshire) and Irish (Mayo): variant of Mears .Flemish and Dutch: topographic name from meers(ch) denoting lush, alluvial land by a watercourse.North German: cognate of 2 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Biography of Oliver Smith

    Oliver Smith was the eldest of 6 children born to Arnold and Charlotte Blake in Harley, Oxfordshire England, 10 Apr. 1838 (41) Temple Record. Little is known of Reuben, the second child, but Edward, …

    Sources (42)

    • Jane Meers in household of George Meers, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Jane Mears in entry for Alma Arnold Smith and Amy Irene Scogings, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Jane Mears in entry for Alonzo F Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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