Alma Janette Smith

Female7 September 1843–2 March 1917

Brief Life History of Alma Janette

When Alma Janette Smith was born on 7 September 1843, in Bertrand, Niles Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, her father, Thomas Sasson Smith, was 25 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Isabel Clark, was 25. She married Thomas Marsh Abbott on 25 April 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Iron, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 2 March 1917, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Marsh Abbott
Alma Janette Smith
Marriage: 25 April 1859
Joseph Thomas Abbott
Abigail Alvira Abbott
Polly Annette Abbott
Lewis Edwin Abbott Sr.
Horace Elmer Abbott
Jedediah Abbott
Mary Alice Abbott
Jessie Amelia Abbott
Frederick M Abbott
Florence Adelia Abbott
George Abbott
Clarence Orin Abbott

Sources (52)

  • Alma G Smith in household of Polly Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jennette Smith in entry for Henry W Miller and Annette Abbott, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Jeanette Smith in entry for Abigail Abbott Wilcox, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Washington, Nebraska Territory, United States 1856: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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