Alice Smith

21 August 1842–23 September 1919 (Age 77)
Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alice

When Alice Smith was born on 21 August 1842, in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William P Smith, was 32 and her mother, Rebecca Mary Grimshaw, was 28. She married George Done on 9 September 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Smithfield Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 23 September 1919, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Done
Alice Smith
Marriage: 9 September 1858
Mary Done
Alice Done
Sarah Ann Done
Maria Done
George Done Jr.
William Done
James Done
John Done
Donna Jane Done
Bertha Eleanor Done
Nathan Done
Lillian Done

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1858Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    Age 21
    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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    Biography of Alice Smith Done

    In the town of Burry, Lancashire, England on the 21st day of August, 1842 Alice Smith Done first saw the light of day. Her parents William Smith and Mary Grimshaw Smith had embraced the gospel and wh …

    Sources (42)

    • Alice Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Alice Smith in entry for Nathan Done and Alice S Nilson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Alice Smith in entry for Alice Done Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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