William Smith

12 April 1824–10 September 1915 (Age 91)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Smith was born on 12 April 1824, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Smith Jr., was 36 and his mother, Mary Etchells, was 25. He married Ann Ormandy on 12 May 1845, in Prestbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Milton, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1900 and Morgan, Utah, United States in 1910. In 1880, at the age of 56, his occupation is listed as brick maker in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. He died on 10 September 1915, in Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in West Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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William Smith
Mary Hibbert
Marriage: 27 June 1852
Mary Ann Smith
Alma Walker Smith
Hannah Smith
Lucy D. Platte Smith
Sarah Smith
William Smith Jr.
Alice Smith
Joseph Hyrum Smith
Rose Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1852Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 1
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 33
    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

    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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    Story Highlight

    William and Mary (Hibbert) Smith and the Utah Crickets.

    This story is taken from the history of Mary Ann Smith McNeil. Mary Ann was the great-grand Mother of Colleen N. McMullin. Mary Ann was 9 years old when she crossed the plains with her parents Willia …

    Sources (57)

    • Wm Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Smith in entry for Joseph Hyrum Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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