Elizabeth Smith

30 March 1823–18 November 1890 (Age 67)
Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Smith was born on 30 March 1823, in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Smith, was 30 and her mother, Ann Lindsay, was 34. She married Thomas Campbell in October 1844, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870 and Newport, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 18 November 1890, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Campbell
Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: October 1844
John Campbell
John Campbell
James Campbell
Joseph William Campbell
Mary Jane Campbell
Thomas Campbell
Elizabeth Campbell
Andrew Campbell
Alexander Campbell
John Campbell
Christina Campbell
Alford Campbell
Annie Campbell
Robert Lamont Campbell
William Andrew Campbell
Henry Campbell
Martha Campbell
Jennie Campbell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    October 1844New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1831 · Old London Bridge Opens
    Age 8
    The popular childhood rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart.
    Age 20
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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 (42)

    • Elizabeth Campbell in household of Thomas Campbell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth in entry for John C. Campbell, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
    • Eliz'H Campbell in household of Nathaniel Spens, "United States Census, 1880"

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