Betsy Williamson

13 January 1853–28 March 1925 (Age 72)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Betsy

When Betsy Williamson was born on 13 January 1853, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Williamson, was 49 and her mother, Ann Polit Aldred, was 44. She married Silas Sanford Smith Jr on 3 November 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1920. She died on 28 March 1925, in Richfield, Conejos, Colorado, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Sanford Smith Jr
Betsy Williamson
Marriage: 3 November 1873
Clarinda Ann Smith
Silas Sanford Smith III
Betsy Leonora Smith
John William Smith
James Albert Smith
Don Samuel Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 6
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    1861 · Denver Becomes a City
    Age 8
    In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.
    1876 · Colorado becomes a State
    Age 23
    On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Trials and Tribulations; story of the ministering angel

    by Clarinda Knight Sewell, with comments by Arzella Knight Gylling In 1920, from the last of September to December, the family had a siege of smallpox. We were living in the James N. Shawcroft place …

    Sources (22)

    • Betsy Williams in household of Anna Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Betsy W. Williams in entry for John W. Smith, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Betsy Williamson in household of Jas Williamson, "United States Census, 1860"

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