James Arthur Smothers

25 December 1840–15 July 1932 (Age 91)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Arthur

When James Arthur Smothers was born on 25 December 1840, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Richard Smothers, was 60 and his mother, Mima Ridley Bailey, was 25. He married Mary Elizabeth Dickey on 29 November 1861, in Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Mallory Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Richland Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 15 July 1932, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Elkader, Clayton, Iowa, United States.

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James Arthur Smothers
Mary Elizabeth Dickey
Marriage: 29 November 1861
William John Smothers
Elizabeth Jenny Smothers

Spouse and Children

29 November 1861
Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 6

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Smithers .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Smothers, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • James Smothers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Smothers in household of Jno R Smothers, "United States Census, 1850"

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