Rosa Elizabeth Smith

21 November 1861–30 January 1889 (Age 27)
Humansdorp, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life Summary of Rosa Elizabeth

When Rosa Elizabeth Smith was born on 21 November 1861, in Humansdorp, Cape Province, South Africa, her father, Henry Smith I, was 46 and her mother, Martha Knight, was 34. She married Daniel Hammer Adams on 21 January 1885, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 January 1889, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Hammer Adams
Rosa Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 21 January 1885
Charlotte Amelia Adams
Benjamin Harrison Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1885Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 6
    Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 9
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Mexican Passenger List - South Africa to Utah

    The SMITH and KERSHAW families left from South Africa on the ship MEXICANA, 12 Apr 1865 to Immigrate to Utah. SAILING NUMBER 14: MEXICANA Departure: April 12, 1865 Passengers: George Frederick Kersha …

    Sources (22)

    • Rosa Smith in household of Martha Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Rosa Smtih Parish registers (baptisms, memberships, marriages), Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Cape Province
    • Not Known in entry for Charlotte Amelia Adams, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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