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Sarah Copeland Smith1,2

F, #5842, b. 25 April 1857, d. 19 August 1940
Ellenbank, 39 Step Row, Dundee
Ellenbank, 39 Step Row, Dundee
  • Birth*: Sarah Copeland Smith was born on 25 April 1857 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; births in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar; ref 148; Smith Sarah Copeland; 1857 April twenty-fifth [1]0h am Victoria Road Forfar; f; Alexander Smith baker journeyman Isobel Smith ms Downie; Alexander Smith father present; 1857 May 5th at Forfar John Webster registrar.3
  • She was the daughter of Alexander Smith and Isabella Downie.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Sarah Copeland Smith married John Findlay Paterson, son of John Paterson and Mary Findlay, on 13 June 1881 at 70 Mid Street, Lochee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1881 marriages in the district of Lochee in the burgh of Dundee; ref 46; 1881 on the 13th day of June at 70 Mid Street Lochee after publication according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, John Paterson baker master bachelor, 27, Mid Street Lochee, fath John Paterson jute factory worker (dec), moth Mary Paterson ms Findlay; Sarah Smith spinner jute mill spinster, 24, Mid Street Lochee, fath Alexander Smith baker overseer (dec), moth Isabella Smith ms Downie, signed Wm May St Lukes Lochee, wit John Matthew, Thomas Matthew, reg 1881 June 22nd Lochee J Robertson registrar.4,5,6
  • Married Name: As of 13 June 1881, her married name was Paterson.1
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse John Findlay Paterson died on 20 August 1925 at 39 Step Row, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; John Finlay Paterson baker master married to Sarah Smith 1925 August 20th 3h 20m am 39 Step Row Dundee, m, 71 years, fath John Paterson seaman (dec), moth Mary Paterson ms Finlay (dec), carcinoma mediastamous 1 years carcinoma liver 1 year as cert by Douglas H Scott MBChB, inf John F Paterson son present 3 Kirk Street Lochee, reg 1925 August 20th at Dundee R S Meek registrar.4,7
  • (Proprietor of Lair) Burial: Sarah Copeland Smith was the proprietor of the Lair where John Findlay Paterson was buried; John F Paterson, 39 Step Row Dundee, age 71, married to Sarah Smith, mother Mary Finlay, father John Paterson; husband of Proprietor of Lair; buried at 7 feet.5
  • (Resident) Voters Register: Sarah Copeland Smith was listed at the same address as Sarah Copeland Smith in 1931 at 39 Step Row, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Step Row, ref 5410, 39, A, Paterson, Mrs Sarah; ref 5411, 39,A, Paterson, Christina; ref 5412, 39, A, Paterson, Alexander; at same address: ref 5407, 39, A, Findlay, Douglas; ref 5408, 39, A, Findlay, Mrs Mary; ref 5409, 39, B, Waterston, James.8
  • (Deceased) Death*: She died on 19 August 1940 at The Square, Glamis, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 83 1940 deaths in the district of Glamis in the county of Forfar; ref 9; Sarah Paterson widow of John Paterson baker; 1940 August ninteenth 0h 45m pm The Square Glamis; f, 83 years; Alexander Smith baker (dec) Isabella Smith ms Downie (dec); (a) cerebral thrombosis (b) senillity (c) cardiac failure as cert by Wm Allison MBChB; John Paterson son 60 Liff Road Lochee; 1940 August 20th at Glamis Chas Buchanan registrar.9,10
  • Burial*: She was buried on 21 August 1940 at Section DD, Lair 580, Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; Sarah Smith or Paterson, The Square Glamis, age 83, widow of John Paterson, mother Isabella Downie, father Alexander Smith; Proprietor of Lair; buried at 6 feet.5
  • (Erector) Memorial Inscription*: A Headstone was erected by Sarah Copeland Smith on 21 August 1925. Inscription reads Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith in loving memory of her husband John Findlay Paterson baker who died 20th August 1925 aged 71 years, and of their daughters Isabella Downie and Sarah Smith who died in infancy. The above Sarah Smith died 19th August 1946 aged 83 years.
    Sideface: And her father and mother Alexander Smith baker died 1868 aged 49 years, his wife Isaeblla Downie died 1888 aged 65 years.11
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - Sarah Copeland Smith - Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith in loving memory of her husband John Findlay Paterson baker who died 20th August 1925 aged 71 years, and of their daughters Isabella Downie and Sarah Smith who died in infancy. The above Sarah Smith died 19th August 1946 aged 83 years.
    Sideface: And her father and mother Alexander Smith baker died 1868 aged 49 years, his wife Isaeblla Downie died 1888 aged 65 years.
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - Sarah Copeland Smith - Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith in loving memory of her husband John Findlay Paterson baker who died 20th August 1925 aged 71 years, and of their daughters Isabella Downie and Sarah Smith who died in infancy. The above Sarah Smith died 19th August 1946 aged 83 years.
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - Sarah Copeland Smith - Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith ... Sideface: And her father and mother Alexander Smith baker died 1868 aged 49 years, his wife Isaeblla Downie died 1888 aged 65 years.
  • (Proprietor of Lair) Burial: She was the owner of the lair that Alexander Smith Paterson on 2 November 1962 at Section DD, Lair 580, Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, was buried in; Alexander Paterson, Australia, age 68, married to Peggy Farquharson, mother Sarah Smith, father John Paterson; son of Proprietor of Lair; ashes interred.5

Census Events

Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of Alexander Smith and Isabella Downie in the 1861 census at 10 Par N Street, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland. Sarah Smith, dau, 4, Forfar; Alexander Smith, head, 36, baker, Forfar; Isabella D Smith, wife, 38, Arbroath [Oct 2010].12
Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of Alexander Smith and Isabella Downie in the 1871 census at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland. Sarah Smith, daug, 13, Forfar; Alexander Smith, head, 46, baker, Arbroath; Isabella, wife, 48, Arbroath [Oct 2010].13
Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of Isabella Downie in the 1881 census at 70 Mid Street, Liff & Benvie, Forfarshire, Scotland. Sarah Smith, daug, unm, 24, spinner, Forfar; Isabella Smith, head, wid, 58, housekeeper (own) Arbroath.14,15
Spouse5 April 1891She was listed in the household of John Findlay Paterson in the 1891 census at 2 Fyfe's Lane, Lochee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. John Paterson, head, married, aged 38, Factory Engine Attendant, employed, born Forfarshire Montrose; Sarah Paterson, wife, married, aged 34, born Forfarshire Forfar; Civil Parish of Liff, School Board District of Dundee, Parliamentary Burgh of Dundee, Municpal Burgh of Dundee, Burgh Ward of 111 or Lochee; 2 Fyfe's Lane, 2 rooms with windows. John Findlay Paterson, Christina Smith Paterson and George Wheatley Paterson were also listed in the household.16
Spouse31 March 1901She was listed in the household of John Findlay Paterson in the 1901 census at 46 Peddie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. John Paterson, head, mar, 47, baker, employer, Montrose; Sarah Paterson, wife, mar, 44, Arbroath. John Findlay Paterson, Christina Smith Paterson, George Wheatley Paterson and Alexander Smith Paterson were also listed in the household.17
Spouse2 April 1911She was listed in the household of John Findlay Paterson in the 1911 census at 23 Dudhope Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. John Patterson, head, 57, mar, master baker, employer, working on own account, b Montrose; Sarah Patterson, wife, 54, mar 30 years, 6 children 4 still iving, b Forfar; 4 rooms with windows; 6 people in the household. Christina Smith Paterson, George Wheatley Paterson, Mary Keith Paterson Johnston and Alexander Smith Paterson were also listed in the household.18
Last Edited: 21 Nov 2014

Parents:

Father*: Alexander Smith b. 22 Aug 1824, d. 14 Oct 1874
Mother*: Isabella Downie b. 22 Nov 1822, d. 2 Jul 1888

Family:

John Findlay Paterson b. 30 Sep 1853, d. 20 Aug 1925
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Sarah Copeland Smith married John Findlay Paterson, son of John Paterson and Mary Findlay, on 13 June 1881 at 70 Mid Street, Lochee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1881 marriages in the district of Lochee in the burgh of Dundee; ref 46; 1881 on the 13th day of June at 70 Mid Street Lochee after publication according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, John Paterson baker master bachelor, 27, Mid Street Lochee, fath John Paterson jute factory worker (dec), moth Mary Paterson ms Findlay; Sarah Smith spinner jute mill spinster, 24, Mid Street Lochee, fath Alexander Smith baker overseer (dec), moth Isabella Smith ms Downie, signed Wm May St Lukes Lochee, wit John Matthew, Thomas Matthew, reg 1881 June 22nd Lochee J Robertson registrar.4,5,6

Children:

John Findlay Paterson+ b. 14 Apr 1882, d. 29 Feb 1956
Christina Smith Paterson b. 1 Oct 1888, d. 1965
George Wheatley Paterson b. 26 Aug 1890, d. 16 Feb 1964
Alexander Smith Paterson+ b. 14 Mar 1894, d. 13 Jun 1962
Sarah Smith Paterson b. c 1896, d. c 1897
Isabella Downie Paterson b. c 1898, d. c 1899

Citations

  1. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Civil Parish of Liff, School Board District of Dundee, Parliamentary Burgh of Dundee, Municple Burgh of Dundee, Burgh Ward of 111 or Lochee; 2 Fyfe's Lane, 2 rooms with windows; John Paterson, head, married, aged 38, Factory Engine Attendant, employed, born Forfarshire Montrose; Sarah Paterson, wife, married, aged 34, born Forfarshire Forfar; John Paterson, son, aged 9, born Forfarshire Lochee; Christina Paterson, daug, aged 3, born Forfarshire Arbraoth, George Paterson, son, aged 1, born Forfarshire Lochee.
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS member submission.
  3. [S40] Image held via SS Sept 2009 [birth date calc from 1891 census; LDS C112881 [feb 2008].
  4. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS member submission after 1991.
  5. [S6] From SS [Sept 2009].
  6. [S64] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), [Aug 2005].
  7. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS [Aug 2005].
  8. [S16] Voters' List for Dundee, (DCC Central Library Local History) [May 2010].
  9. [S50] International Genealogical Index (IGI), image from SS [Sept 2009].
  10. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS member submission after 1991 [Sept 2009].
  11. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , CPT Sept 2009.
  12. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1861 Scotland Census, Arbroath, ed 3, page 2.
  13. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1871 Scotland Census, Arbroath, ed 12, page 15.
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, FHL film 0203490 GRO ref vol 282-5 enumdist 3 page 38.
  15. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1881 Scotland Census, Liff, Benvie & Invergowrie, ed 3, page 38.
  16. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS 1891 census [Apr 2004].
  17. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS 1901 census [Aug 2005].
  18. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 282/03 014/00 011 St Clement [April 2011].