Joseph Heathman Smith

4 January 1855–21 December 1949 (Age 94)
Oxton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Heathman

When Joseph Heathman Smith was born on 4 January 1855, in Oxton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John A Smith, was 36 and his mother, Mary Heathman, was 36. He married Elizabeth Permelia Coon on 24 January 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1862 and lived in Huntsville Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900 and Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 December 1949, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Heathman Smith
Elizabeth Permelia Coon
Marriage: 24 January 1879
Mary Lurelia Smith
Edith Julia Smith
Gertrude Smith
Ethel Elizabeth Smith
Estella Tabitha Smith
John Abraham Smith
Lucretia Caroline Smith
Joseph Franklin Smith
Beatrice Smith
Bernice Lavetta Smith
Maggie Mathel Smith
Charles York Smith

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  • Marriage
    24 January 1879Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 26
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Joseph Smith in entry for Charles Smith, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Joseph Smith in household of John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Joseph Smith in entry for Bryan V Landes and Bernice Smith, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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