Jane Smith

25 November 1851–14 January 1915 (Age 63)
Harthill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Smith was born on 25 November 1851, in Harthill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Saint Smith, was 33 and her mother, Helen Ross, was 33. She married Daniel Hamner Wells Jr. on 7 August 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 14 January 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Palmer
1851–
Jane Smith
1851–1915
George Murray Palmer
1875–1915
Elizabeth Winifred Palmer
1887–1931

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World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
Age 3
Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1863
Age 12
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!
Age 17
Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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 (16)

  • Jane M. Smith in entry for William Palmer, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Jennie Smith in entry for Elizabeth Winifred Horth, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Jane Smith in household of John Smith, "Scotland Census, 1861"

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