Martha Browning Smith

16 July 1841–5 January 1917 (Age 75)
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Martha Browning

When Martha Browning Smith was born on 16 July 1841, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Adam Wylie Smith, was 43 and her mother, Martha Browning, was 40. She married John Grant Heggie on 24 May 1860, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Milton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1911. She died on 5 January 1917, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Grant Heggie
Martha Browning Smith
Marriage: 24 May 1860
Janet Smith Heggie
Martha Smith Heggie
John Smith Heggie
Adam Smith Heggie
James Smith Heggie
Sarah Smith Heggie
Marjorie Smith Heggie
Andrew Smith Heggie
Robert Smith Heggie
David Smith Heggie
George Smith Heggie
William Smith Heggie
Ephraim Smith Heggie
May Smith Heggie
Mary Smith Heggie

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 May 1860Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 22
    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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    Martha Browning Smith/Heggie

    (A life sketch taken from “History of Tooele County” p. 491) Martha Browning Smith was born July 16, 1841 at St …

    Sources (19)

    • Martha R Heggie in household of John G Heggie, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha M. Smith in entry for William Smith Heggie, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Martha Haggie in household of John Haggie, "United States Census, 1880"

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