Florence Smith

5 November 1850–4 December 1932 (Age 82)
Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Florence

When Florence Smith was born on 5 November 1850, in Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Elkanah Andrew Smith, was 32 and her mother, Harriet Elizabeth Card, was 31. She married John Preece on 2 December 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Walnut Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Farmington Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 4 December 1932, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Preece
Florence Smith
Marriage: 2 December 1867
John William Preece Jr.
Scott Preece
Thomas Gorham Preece
Harriet Luvera Preece
Howard Preece
Clarence Preece
Florence Rosetta Preece
Perry Preece
Laura Ellen Nellie Preece
Gilbert Preece
Mary Alice Preece
Violet Preece

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 5
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 22
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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 (25)

    • Florince Smith in household of E A Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Florence Smith in entry for Peery Preece, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Florance Smith in household of E A Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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