Smith Butler Thurston

Male4 January 1833–24 June 1904

Brief Life History of Smith Butler

When Smith Butler Thurston was born on 4 January 1833, in New Haven, Huron, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr, was 27 and his mother, Rosetta Bull, was 23. He married Mary Amelia Isom on 2 November 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870 and Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1852. In 1880, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as farmer in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States. He died on 24 June 1904, in Orangeville, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Orangeville Cemetery, Orangeville, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Smith Butler Thurston
Mary Amelia Isom
Marriage: 2 November 1861
Mary Louisa Thurston
Smith Butler Thurston
Sarah Elizabeth Thurston
Catherine Rosetta Thurston
Alice May Thurston
Anna Sophia Thurston
Caroline Cordelia Thurston

Sources (25)

  • Smith Buttler Thurston, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Smith Thurstin in household of Thomas J Thurstin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • L. R. Thurston in entry for Smith B. Thurston and Anna Carlson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    Age 30

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

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly East Anglia):

    from the Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Scandinavian, and Middle English personal name Thurstan, Thorsten (Old Norse Thórsteinn, Thorsten, Anglicized as Old English Thurstān; see Thorstensen ).

    habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Thóri (see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Owen Isam History as gathered by his great granddaughter, Hortense Spendlove Bradshaw

    Owen Isom History as gathered by his great granddaughter, Hortense Spendlove Bradshaw Owen Isom was born May 2, 1813, in Greatworth, England. The son of William Isom and Elizabeth Austin. His fat …

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