Annie Leona Smith

Brief Life History of Annie Leona

When Annie Leona Smith was born on 28 October 1846, in London, England, her father, George Smith, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Harris, was 40. She married John Calhoun Clowes on 24 July 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 April 1920, in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Calhoun Clowes
Annie Leona Smith
Marriage: 24 July 1865
Annie Leona Clowes
John Calhoun Clowes
Mary Alice Clowes

Sources (21)

  • Annie Savage, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ann Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Annie Clowes, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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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Annie Leona Smith was born on 28 October 1846 in All Hallows, London, Middlesex, England to George and Sarah Harris Smith.She was the ninth of eleven children, six girls and three boys, all born in …

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