Levira Annette Clark Smith

19 April 1842–18 December 1888 (Age 46)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Levira Annette Clark

When Levira Annette Clark Smith was born on 19 April 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Harrison Smith, was 34 and her mother, Levira Clark, was 26. She married Joseph Fielding Smith on 5 April 1859, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1870. She died on 18 December 1888, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Fielding Smith
1838–1918
Levira Annette Clark Smith
1842–1888
Marriage: 5 April 1859

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1859Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    1846
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 14
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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

    Sources (9)

    • Lavina Smith in household of William Pickett, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Louisa Smith in household of Dustin Amy, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Lavira A. Smith, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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