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
1830–1905
Martha Browning Smith
1841–1917
Marriage: 24 May 1860
Janet Smith Heggie
1861–1892
Martha Smith Heggie
1862–1885
John Smith Heggie
1864–1943
Adam Smith Heggie
1866–1941
James Smith Heggie
1868–1938
Sarah Smith Heggie
1870–1870
Marjorie Smith Heggie
1871–1871
Andrew Smith Heggie
1872–1941
Robert Smith Heggie
1875–1923
David Smith Heggie
1878–1960
George Smith Heggie
1880–1970
William Smith Heggie
1882–1926
Ephraim Smith Heggie
1884–1884
May Smith Heggie
1886–1966
Mary Smith Heggie
1889–1889

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 May 1860Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1846
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Story Highlight

    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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