Agnes Smith

21 June 1851–23 March 1933 (Age 81)
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Agnes

When Agnes Smith was born on 21 June 1851, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Smith, was 25 and her mother, Mary Ann Miller, was 25. She married Hyrum William Burgess on 4 March 1872, in Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1900 and Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States for about 20 years. She died on 23 March 1933, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mesquite City Cemetery, Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum William Burgess
1837–1924
Agnes Smith
1851–1933
Marriage: 4 March 1872
John Smith Burgess
1873–1948
Burgess
1893–
Mary Ann Burgess
1874–1958
George Martin Burgess
1877–1969
Fredrick Burgess
1880–1951
Susan Isabelle Burgess
1881–1976
Joseph Henry Burgess
1883–1904
James Franklin Burgess
1886–1977
Almira Vilate Burgess
1892–1969

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1872Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 3
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1863
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.
    Age 23
    The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

    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 (23)

    • Agnes Smith in household of Aaron Greinwald, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Agness Smith in entry for Joseph Henry Burgess, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Agnes Smith in household of John Smith, "Scotland Census, 1861"

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