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George Smith

Male 1836 - 1871  (35 years)


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  • Name George Smith 
    Born 09 Apr 1836  Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 May 1871  Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The following are probably census records showing Alexander and George Smith.

      1841
      Location: Craig St, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland

      Alexander Smith 25 (Agricultural laborer)
      Mrs Smith 26
      Janet Smith 10
      George Smith 7
      John Smith 4
      Robert Smith 3
      George Swann 35
      George Swann 7
      Elizabeth Swann 5


      1851
      Location: 26 Back Causeway Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

      Alexander Smith 48 (Cotton weaver)
      Janet Smith 48
      Janet Reid Smith 20 (Cotton weaver)
      John Smith 18 (Cotton weaver)
      George Smith 16
      Alexander Smith 4
      Mary Craig 42 (listed as a lodger)


      1861
      Location: Millers Court, New Monkland, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland

      Alexander Smith 59 (Cotton Weaver)
      Janet Smith 60 (Washerwoman)
      John Smith 22 (Flesher)
      George Smith 20 (Flesher)


      1871 - Alexander
      Location: 29 Bell Street, New Monkland, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland

      Alexander Smith 68 (Formerly Weaver)
      Janet Smith 69 (Labourer)


      1871 - George
      Location: 6 Craig Street, New Monkland, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland

      George Smith 35 (Flesher)
      Agnes Smith 30
      Mary Smith 5
      George Smith 3
      John Smith 1
      Feler McGary 37 (listed as a boarder)

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      - The 1841 record is almost certainly correct. Ages in the 1841 census were generally incorrect (the nation-wide census was completed by untrained takers in one night and often had transcription errors and significant rounding of ages), but the ages of Alexander and Mrs. Smith are off by at least 13 years (assuming birth years of ~1803 are correct). Of course a 10 year old child at age 25 is rather unlikely. This record does list George before John, with ages off by a few years (perhaps their names were transposed?). The child Robert is hitherto unknown and there are no other known records for this Robert. Craig Street in Airdrie is the same street (and, at least in present day, a very short street) that George and Agnes would live on later in life. Strong evidence of the accuracy of this record is the inclusion of the Swann's. Swan is mother Janet's maiden name. The ages would likely make George Swann to be Janet's brother.

      - The 1851 record is probably correct, though the location is about 9 miles West of Aidrie. Strong support comes in the listing of daughter Janet with the middle name "Reid", which matches her birth record in Airdrie in 1832. Reid is the maiden name of her grandmother (Alexander's mother) and also (probably) the middle name of her mother (Janet Reid Swan Smith).

      - The 1861 record is likely correct. The listed ages for John (should be 26-27) and George (should be 23-24) are not accurate. Occupations, however, are correct. This was just over a year before George's marriage which has witnesses of his father Alexander and a John Smith, most likely this brother.

      - The 1871 records are almost certainly correct. The address matches that found on George's death certificate on 03 May of 1871 (just 1 month and 1 day after this census was taken). Feler McGary signed George's death certificate. Note that Craig Street is also location on 1841 record.

      - 6 Craig Street and 29 Bell Street (the 1871 addresses and also address on Alexander's death certificate) still exist in present day Airdrie and are just a few hundred feet from each other.
    Person ID I260  Smith/Park
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2013 

    Father Alexander Smith,   b. 23 Oct 1803, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1872, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Janet Reid Swan,   b. Around 1802, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1872  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Mar 1831  Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet

    Family Agnes Wark,   b. 28 Dec 1840, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1918, Ophir, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 04 Jul 1862  Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John F. Smith,   b. 29 Dec 1869, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1913, Marysville, Fremont, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Apr 1836 - Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Jul 1862 - Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 May 1871 - Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    George Smith/Agnes Wark - Marriage Record - July 4, 1862
    George Smith/Agnes Wark - Marriage Record - July 4, 1862
    1862
    July Fourth
    5th Stirling Street
    Airdrie
    After Banns according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland

    Signed:
    Georgh Smith (Flesher) (Bachelor) - age 25
    Agnes Wark (Washer Woman/Spinster) - age 23

    Residence:
    Stirling St., Airdrie

    Parents:
    Alexander Smith (Cotton Weaver)
    Janet Reid Smith (maiden name Swan)

    Robert Wark (Coal miner - Deceased)
    Mary Wark (maiden name Ferguson)


    Minister:
    William Jackson, Minr. Free West Church, Airdrie

    Witnesses:
    John Smith
    Alexander Smith

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    Notes:
    Spelling of Georgh (George)
    See Walter Wark's record for details about Robert Wark. This probably refers to Agnes' brother, not father.
    Mary Wark's maiden name is listed as Ferguson, but this is Mary's remarried name (married John Ferguson before 1861).
    Alexander Smith (George's father) is a witness.
    George Smith Birth Record - 9 April 1836
    George Smith Birth Record - 9 April 1836
    George Smith / Son of Alexander Smith, Weaver, Airdrie & Jane Swan was born 9th April & baptized 15th May 1836.
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    Weaver is his profession. Airdrie is father's residence.
    George Smith Death Certificate
    George Smith Death Certificate
    1871 Deaths in the Burgh of Airdrie in the County of Lanark, Scottland
    Occupation: Pauper, Flesher, Journeyman
    Married Agnes Wark
    Died 1871, May 3rd at 6 Craig Street, Airdrie at age 35
    Father: Alexander Smith, Handloom Weaver
    Mother: Janet Swan Smith (MS Reid)
    Cause of death: Chronic bronchitis and Dropsy, many months
    Signed by Feler McGary (appears on 1871 census as a boarder)