Fanny Louisa Smith

8 November 1870–21 September 1949 (Age 78)
Stantonbury, Buckinghamshire, England

The Life of Fanny Louisa

When Fanny Louisa Smith was born on 8 November 1870, in Stantonbury, Buckinghamshire, England, her father, Charles Smith, was 50 and her mother, Eliza Goode, was 44. She married Moses Bell Martin on 28 November 1886, in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Bradwell, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 21 September 1949, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Moses Bell Martin
Fanny Louisa Smith
Marriage: 28 November 1886
Moses Bell Martin
Nellie Isabella Martin
Martha Martin
Jessie Vera Martin
Sarah Martin
Melvin Smith Martin
Lula Mae Martin
Goldie Vera Martin

Spouse and Children

28 November 1886
Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Historical Boundaries - 1876: Owyhee, Idaho Territory, United States; 1879: Cassia, Idaho Territory, United States; 1890: Cassia, Idaho, United States

Age 14

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 35

Historical Boundaries - 1905: Cassia, Idaho, United States

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Fanny Martin in household of Moses Martin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fanny L Smith in household of Charles Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • F Smith in household of Charles Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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