Henry Fines Smith

23 January 1833–12 December 1873 (Age 40)
Kineton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry Fines

When Henry Fines Smith was born on 23 January 1833, in Kineton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Smith, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Doughty, was 30. He died on 12 December 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
1805–
Sarah Doughty
1802–
Henry Fines Smith
1833–1873
Eleanor Smith
1835–
Thomas Smith
1837–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 3
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.
1843
Age 10
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1846
Age 13
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (12)

  • Henry Tines Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Fines Smith in household of John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Henry F Smith, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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