George Albert Smith

26 June 1817–1 September 1875 (Age 58)
Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life Summary of George Albert

When George Albert Smith was born on 26 June 1817, in Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, John Smith, was 35 and his mother, Clarissa Loomis Lyman, was 26. He married Bathsheba Wilson Bigler on 25 July 1841, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sidney, Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Edwards, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 1 September 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Albert Smith
1817–1875
Susan Elizabeth West
1833–1926
Marriage: 28 October 1857
Clarissa West Smith
1859–1930
Margaret Smith
1862–1913
Elizabeth Smith
1866–1921
Priscilla Smith
1869–1907
Emma Pearl Smith
1871–1905

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 October 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1821
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries 1821: Putnam, Indiana, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 19
    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.

    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

    Story Highlight

    TIMELINE OF BRADLEY BARLOWE WILSON SR.

    11 OCTOBER 1769, BORN: Bradley Barlowe Wilson (Sr.), the fifth child, fourth son of Sarah Smith and Deliverance Wilson Sr. at the small farming town of Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts. Bradley’ …

    Sources (102)

    • George A Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • George A. Smith, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • George A. Smith in entry for Elizabeth Smith Cartwright, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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