Emma Smith

9 August 1832–12 April 1913 (Age 80)
Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Smith was born on 9 August 1832, in Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Smith, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ann Gauntley, was 26. She married Thomas Featherstone on 11 January 1853, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1854. She died on 12 April 1913, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Featherstone
Emma Smith
Marriage: 11 January 1853
John Thomas Featherstone
William Edwin Featherstone
Mary Ann Featherstone
Joseph Franklin Featherstone
Thomas Featherstone
Stephen Featherstone
Elizabeth Featherstone

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 January 1853Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 11
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 22
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    Thomas Featherstone

    Thomas Featherstone b. 1834 England immigrated with his wife Emma Smith, Emma's parents and several Smith siblings on the SS Germanicus, departing Liverpool, England on May 1, 1854 and arriving in New …

    Sources (48)

    • Emma Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Emma Smith in entry for Lizette Fetherstone Walker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Emma Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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