Telitha Cumi Free

5 October 1835–21 April 1917 (Age 81)
Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Telitha Cumi

When Telitha Cumi Free was born on 5 October 1835, in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, Absalom Pennington Free Sr, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Strait, was 31. She married Alma Lamoni Smith on 6 March 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 21 April 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alma Lamoni Smith
Telitha Cumi Free
Marriage: 6 March 1855
Joseph Alma Smith
Willard Finley Smith
Louisa Telitha Smith
Hanmer Wells Smith
Florence Emeline Smith
Coralie Alvira Smith
Rosa A Smith
Julian Free Smith
Virginia Bessie Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 March 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 13
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname or status name from Middle English fre ‘free’ (Old English frēo), with reference to either tenurial status (‘free born’) or to character (‘noble, generous, open-handed’).Irish: variant of Freeman .Americanized form of Swiss German and German Frei and Frey .

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

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    Telitha Cumi Free

    Telitha Cumi Free Smith was my great-grandmother. In the last years of her life she lived with her daughter, Coralie Alvira Smith, wife of John Thomas Hodson, in their home on South Temple in Salt La …

    Sources (47)

    • Telitha C. Smith in household of Marie E. Fischer, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Telitha Cume Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Delitha Free in household of Absalom P Free, "United States Census, 1850"

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