Alma Smith

22 January 1845–8 April 1912 (Age 67)
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Alma

When Alma Smith was born on 22 January 1845, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, Elkanah Andrew Smith, was 26 and his mother, Harriet Elizabeth Card, was 25. He married Dinah Martha Corbitt on 28 April 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Bokescreek Township, Logan, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Walnut Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1860. In 1880, at the age of 35, his occupation is listed as herding stock in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. He died on 8 April 1912, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alma Smith
Dinah Martha Corbitt
Marriage: 28 April 1873
Martha Violet Smith
Harriet Elzira Smith
Joseph Alma Smith
William Rufus Smith
James Reubin Smith
Emily Rebecca Smith
Anna Elizabeth Smith
Florence Eliza Smith
Mary Leo Smith
Ethel Loretta Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 April 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Azilka Patenia Knapp BIRTH 15 Jan 1850 Farmington, Davis County, Utah, USA DEATH 20 Apr 1850 (aged 3 months) Farmington, Davis County, Utah, USA BURIAL Farmington City Cemetery Farmington, Davis County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 143541689
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (25)

    • Alma Smith in household of Solomon Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • A Smith in entry for Robert W Greenwood and Harriet E Mc Laughlin, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Alva Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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