Amy Emma Smith

31 March 1856–24 November 1918 (Age 62)
Draper, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Amy Emma

When Amy Emma Smith was born on 31 March 1856, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Absalom Wamsley Smith, was 36 and her mother, Amy Emily Downs, was 35. She married Robert Wright Shipley about 1875, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 24 November 1918, in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wright Shipley
Amy Emma Smith
Marriage: about 1875
Robert Ellsworth Shipley
Orren Smith Shipley
Zelda Ann Shipley
William Cecil Shipley
Herbert Smith Shipley
Heber Gerald Shipley
Isaac Smith Shipley
Mabel Smith Shipley
Calvin Smith Shipley
Earl Smith Shipley
Amy Smith Shipley
Sidney Smith Shipley

Spouse and Children

about 1875
Draper, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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Amy Emma Smith Shipley

THE LIFE OF AMY EMMA SMITH And ancestry from the beginning of the Church Charlotte Rawlins Downs, my great grandmother grew up in North Carolina. She married Ezekial Down and for a time live …

Sources (3)

  • Amy E Shipley in household of Robert W Shipley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amy E Smith in household of Absalom J Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amy E. Shipley in household of Robert Shipley, "United States Census, 1900"

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