Mary Smith

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Smith was born on 23 February 1841, in Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Nichol Smith, was 29 and her mother, Margery May McEwan, was 36. She married Andrew Alexander Anderson on 27 July 1857, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1856 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 8 May 1900, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Rexburg Cemetery, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Alexander Anderson
1833–1909
Mary Smith
1841–1900
Marriage: 27 July 1857
Andrew Smith Anderson
1858–1929
Sarah Ann Anderson
1861–1942
Almira Mae Anderson
1863–1932
Joseph Alexander Anderson
1865–1890
Jane Anderson
1867–1868
Mary Alice Anderson
1870–1969
John Amos Anderson
1873–1940
Robert William Anderson
1875–1877
George Warren Anderson
1878–1942
Solva Carlos Anderson
1881–1883
Zina Percinda Anderson
1885–1923

Sources (51)

  • Mary S. Anderson in household of Andrew A. Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Smith, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Mary Smith Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1843

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1856

Historical Boundaries: 1856: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

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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