Albert Smith

24 August 1837–15 February 1915 (Age 77)
Lumberville, Solebury Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Albert

When Albert Smith was born on 24 August 1837, in Lumberville, Solebury Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Pearson Smith, was 25 and his mother, Jane Hart Opdycke, was 22. He married Josephine Augusta Rowe on 28 November 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 15 February 1915, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Smith
Josephine Augusta Rowe
Marriage: 28 November 1859
Martha Jane Smith
Albert Elwood Smith
George Rowe Smith
Josephine Rowe Smith
John Edward Smith
Joseph William Smith
Anna Louisa Smith
Charles Amos Smith
Theodore Louis Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 26
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that 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.

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    Biography of Josephine Augusta Rowe Smith

    SMITH* Josephine Augusta Rowe, from pg.307 of Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encylopedia by Andrew Jenson. "Smith, Josephine Augusta Rowe, wife of Albert Smith, was born July 6, 1841, in New York City …

    Sources (47)

    • Albert Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Albert Smith, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
    • Albert in entry for Chas Amos Smith, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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