Sophia Smith

9 July 1839–13 January 1917 (Age 77)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sophia

When Sophia Smith was born on 9 July 1839, in London, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Smith, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Harris, was 33. She married John Sharp VI on 5 January 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 13 January 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sharp VI
1820–1891
Sophia Smith
1839–1917
Marriage: 5 January 1861
George Smith Sharp
1863–1864
Sarah S Sharp
1865–1945
Charles Smith Sharp
1868–1868
Emeline Sharp
1870–1880
Emily Sharp
1871–1946
Sidney Smith Sharp
1872–1879
Sophia Louisa Sharp
1874–1878
Josephine Sharp
1876–1878
Mary Sharp
1877–1970

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States
    1863
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (44)

    • Sophia in entry for Sarah Sharp Jennings, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Sophia Smith in household of George Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sophia in entry for Geo Smith Sharp, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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