Margaret Patterson

1 December 1838–3 February 1906 (Age 67)
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Patterson was born on 1 December 1838, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Andrew Patterson, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Fife, was 24. She married John X Smith on 24 July 1855, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Beaver Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 3 February 1906, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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John X Smith
Margaret Patterson
Marriage: 24 July 1855
John Andrew Smith
Joseph Anthony Smith
Margaret Smith
Sarah Smith
Robert Hyrum Smith
Mary Ann Smith
Richard Healey Smith
Susan Jane Smith
Thomas Ekin Smith
Elizabeth Emma Smith
William Edward Smith
Catherine Patterson Smith
Jeanette Smith
Clara Helen Smith

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  • Marriage
    24 July 1855Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 12
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 19
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: variant of Patrickson ‘son of Patrick ’, which was either shortened to Patrison and metathesized to Patterson, or shortened from Paterickson to Patterson.Irish: in Ulster, this name is of English or Scottish origin, but in County Galway, it was also taken by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casín ‘curly’), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane. In addition to the confusion between Irish Gaelic casín ‘curly’ and cosán ‘path’, there has also been an erroneous assumption that the English name Patterson is somehow derived from the English word path.English: 19th-century variant of Patteson, a shortened form of Pattinson .

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

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    Written by her daughter, Catherine P. Smith Bennett Margaret Patterson Smith was born on December 1, 1838 in Clackmannan, Scotland. She was the eldest of four children born to her parents, Andrew …

    Sources (61)

    • Margaret Petersen in household of Andrew Petersen, "United States Census, 1850"
    • E. Fatheringham in entry for John B. Gillies and Nell Gillies, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Margret Patterson in entry for Sarah S. Gillies, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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