Elizabeth Ann Smith

7 June 1847–4 January 1900 (Age 52)
Bodega, Sonoma, California, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Smith was born on 7 June 1847, in Bodega, Sonoma, California, United States, her father, Orrin E Smith, was 39 and her mother, Amy Ann Dowd, was 32. She married Peter Canavan about 1868, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Sonoma, Sonoma, California, United States in 1850 and Pajaro, Monterey, California, United States in 1880. She died on 4 January 1900, in Irvington District, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Davis
1830–1903
Elizabeth Ann Smith
1847–1900
Marriage: about 1888
Eugene Clarence Davis
1887–
Augustine "Faustine" Bertha Davis
1890–1954

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1888California, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 10
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (6)

    • A E Smith in household of Oran Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elizabeth Cannovan in household of Peter Cannovan, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Ann Davis, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"

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