Artemeca Smith

Femaleabout 1871–22 October 1951

Brief Life History of Artemeca

When Artemeca Smith was born about 1871, in Kansas, United States, her father, Henry Smith, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Sophia Cowley, was 34. She married Samuel A Quigley on 15 February 1894, in Brown, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Township, Brown, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Robinson Township, Brown, Kansas, United States in 1915. She died on 22 October 1951, in Robinson, Brown, Kansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Robinson, Brown, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel A Quigley
1872–1957
Artemeca Smith
1871–1951
Marriage: 15 February 1894
Artemeca May Quigley
1901–1991

Sources (13)

  • Artemiss Quigley, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Artemeca Smith - Government record: birth-name: Artemeca Smith
  • Arte Meca Smith, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1894Brown, Kansas, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

    Age 6

    The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 25

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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.

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