Editha Smith

3 June 1904–3 December 1994 (Age 90)
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States

The Life of Editha

When Editha Smith was born on 3 June 1904, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, her father, William Edward Smith, was 31 and her mother, Elsie Ann Eyre, was 28. She married Melvin Lloyd Kent M.D. on 23 December 1927, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 3 December 1994, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Lloyd Kent M.D.
1900–1984
Editha Smith
1904–1994
Marriage: 23 December 1927
Horace Smith Kent
1930–2013
Marilyn Rae Kent
1933–2016
Roberta Jayne Kent
1936–2015

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 December 1927
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Age 4

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.
1919 · Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple Announced

Age 15

The Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple was announced on October 3, 1919. Don Carlos Young and Ramm Hansen were chosen to design the temple. The Mesa, Arizona temple was the first temple to be built in Arizona.
1928 · Bryce Canyon National Park

Age 24

Bryce Canyon, being named after Ebenezer Bryce, was designated first as a national monument by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 but was re-designated as a nation park in 1928 by Congress.

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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Story Highlight

William Edward Smith, newspaer article of funeral in Beaver Press Friday, October 10, 1930

Funeral Services for Wm. Edward Smith Sunday Funeral services for William Edward Smith were held Sunday afternoon, October 5, at 3 p.m. in East Ward Chapel with Bishop Wesley W. Farrer conducting …

Sources (3)

  • Editha Smith in household of Melvin Lloyd Kent, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Editha Smith in household of Melvin Lloyd Kent, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Editha Smith Kent in household of Melvin Lloyd Kent, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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