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
1853–1930
Amy Emma Smith
1856–1918
Marriage: about 1875
Robert Ellsworth Shipley
1874–1936
Orren Smith Shipley
1876–1938
Zelda Ann Shipley
1878–1950
William Cecil Shipley
1880–1956
Herbert Smith Shipley
1882–1903
Heber Gerald Shipley
1885–1948
Isaac Smith Shipley
1888–1888
Mabel Smith Shipley
1889–1987
Calvin Smith Shipley
1891–1954
Earl Smith Shipley
1893–1980
Amy Smith Shipley
1895–1977
Sidney Smith Shipley
1899–1899

Spouse and Children

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

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

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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Story Highlight

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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