Israel Smith

2 October 1813–9 August 1876 (Age 62)
Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Israel

When Israel Smith was born on 2 October 1813, in Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Stephen Smith, was 31 and his mother, Martha Harriman, was 27. He married Caroline Baker on 24 April 1843. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Palatine Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 9 August 1876, in Palatine, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Palatine, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Israel Smith
1813–1876
Caroline Baker
1818–1896
Marriage: 24 April 1843
John Wesley Smith
1844–1900
Edwin Lee Smith
1847–1912
Albert L. Smith
1847–1929
Eugene Gordon Smith
1856–1858

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 April 1843
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1818
    Age 5
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 17
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 831783;2007: 1725054; 2010: 2442977)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 .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (10)

    • Israel Smith, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • Israel Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Isarel Smith in entry for E L Smith, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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