Margaret Gurney

29 September 1830–3 December 1880 (Age 50)
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Gurney was born on 29 September 1830, in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Gurney, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Sear, was 27. She married Thomas X Smith on 2 January 1851, in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 3 December 1880, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas X Smith
Margaret Gurney
Marriage: 2 January 1851
Lucy Gurney Smith
Orson Gurney Smith
James Gurney Smith
Thomas Edwin Smith
Frederick Gurney Smith
Catherine Gurney Smith
Emma Gurney Smith
Alice Gurney Smith
Margaret Drucilla Smith
Florence Gurney Smith
Harriet Gurney Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1851Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 13
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 16
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin):habitational name from Gournay-en-Brai in Seine-Maritime in France.perhaps occasionally also a habitational name from Great Gornhay, in Tiverton (Devon); see Garnsey .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Of Temples and Sitting Rooms

    The women of Logan 7th Ward knew they had it good. In the early 20th century, only four cities in the entire church had a temple: Salt Lake City, St. George, Manti, and Logan. The Mormons liked to say …

    Sources (27)

    • Alzagrael Smith in household of Thomas H Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Gurney in entry for Fred Smith, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Margaret Smith in household of Thos X Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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