John Henry Smith

27 February 1859–29 December 1944 (Age 85)
Oxton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Smith was born on 27 February 1859, in Oxton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John A Smith, was 40 and his mother, Mary Heathman, was 41. He married Mary Christina Hansen on 4 January 1888, in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 29 December 1944, in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Smith
Mary Christina Hansen
Marriage: 4 January 1888
Julia Elizabeth Smith
Isaac Edward Smith
Lawrence John Smith
Violet Rhoda Smith
Clarence Henry Smith
Clyde Lealand Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1888Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 21
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 23
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    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)

    • John H Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John H in entry for Clyde L Smith and Betty E Reber Groesbeck, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • John H. Smith in entry for Lawrence John Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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