Theodore Augustas Smith

18 September 1839–8 May 1902 (Age 62)
Lumberville, Solebury Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Theodore Augustas

When Theodore Augustas Smith was born on 18 September 1839, in Lumberville, Solebury Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Pearson Smith, was 27 and his mother, Jane Hart Opdycke, was 24. He married Ama Day Hemenway about 1863, in Gilsum, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 8 May 1902, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Augustas Smith
1839–1902
Ama Day Hemenway
1842–1917
Marriage: about 1863
Edith Ellen Smith
1870–1943
Theodore Augustus Smith Jr
1873–1878
Jack Smith
1880–
Ada May Smith
1875–1944
John Luther Smith
1878–1959
Laura A Smith
1881–1956
Theodora Elvira Smith
1883–1884
Florence Edna Smith
1886–1887

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1863Gilsum, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 24
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    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 (18)

    • Theodore Smith in entry for Ada Smith Higginbotham, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Theodore A Smith in household of John P Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Smith in entry for Ada Smith Higginbotham, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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