Catherine Smith

29 August 1826–6 February 1908 (Age 81)
Bellie, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catherine

Catherine Smith was born on 29 August 1826, in Bellie, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married John Anderson on 17 May 1850, in Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 30 years. She died on 6 February 1908, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson
Catherine Smith
Marriage: 17 May 1850
Elizabeth Anderson
Jane Anderson
James Anderson
Alexander Anderson
Barbara Anderson
Catherine Anderson
John Forbes Anderson Sr
Alexander Anderson
William Anderson
James Smith Anderson
Jane Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1850Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 28
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    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 (20)

    • Catherine Smith in entry for John Forbes Anderson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Catherine Anderson in household of John Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1881"
    • Catharine Smith, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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