Joseph Hyrum Anderson Smith

16 March 1849–14 April 1893 (Age 44)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Hyrum Anderson

When Joseph Hyrum Anderson Smith was born on 16 March 1849, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, John A. Smith, was 34 and his mother, Ann Campbell Anderson, was 31. He married Annie Andersson Hokenson Blumdahl on 6 November 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1860 and Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 14 April 1893, in Carey, Blaine, Idaho, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Carey Pioneer Cemetery, Carey, Blaine, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Hyrum Anderson Smith
Annie Andersson Hokenson Blumdahl
Marriage: 6 November 1871
Joseph Andrew Smith
Mary Ann Smith
Lafayette A Smith
Hyrum Smith
Aldores Smith
Alonzo A Smith
Clarence Smith

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  • Marriage
    6 November 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 18
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    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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    History of John A Smith

    JOHN A. SMITH came to Utah in 1848 with the first mail. He was born August 25, 1814-18 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, the son of James Smith and Mary Crawford. In 1835 he married Annie Anderson, a da …

    Sources (16)

    • Joseph Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Joseph H Smith in household of John Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Joseph Hyrum Smith in entry for Alonzo Smith, "Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911"

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