Martha Smith

21 December 1846–18 August 1916 (Age 69)
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Smith was born on 21 December 1846, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Smith, was 20 and her mother, Mary Ann Miller, was 21. She married Edward G. Davis on 8 November 1869, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 18 August 1916, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward G. Davis
Martha Smith
Marriage: 8 November 1869
Joseph Smith Davis
Cyrus Gaskell Davis
Sarah Isabell Davis
Amelia S. Davis
Matilda E. Davis
Martha Emeline Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1869Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 8
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Sources (16)

    • Martha Smith in household of John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Sarah Smith in entry for Sarah Davis Getchel, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Martha Davis in household of Mary A Smith, "United States Census, 1870"

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