Annie Merintha Smith

28 September 1855–23 May 1918 (Age 62)
Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Annie Merintha

When Annie Merintha Smith was born on 28 September 1855, in Wyoming, United States, her father, George William Smith, was 32 and her mother, Catharine Wootton, was 27. She married Samuel Palmer Hitch on 10 February 1877, in Darwin, Inyo, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 23 May 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Palmer Hitch
1845–
Annie Merintha Smith
1855–1918
Marriage: 10 February 1877
Effie Palmer Hitch
1877–1923
Lucy Frances Hitch
1879–1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1877Darwin, Inyo, California, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 2
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    1863
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 17
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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)

    • Ann M Smith in household of Geo Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • S P Hitch, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Annie Marintha Hitch, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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