Frank Lorenzo Smith

27 May 1860–9 May 1930 (Age 69)
Mansfield, Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life of Frank Lorenzo

When Frank Lorenzo Smith was born on 27 May 1860, in Mansfield, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, his father, Lorenzo Hezekiah Smith, was 42 and his mother, Angeline Cesty Houghton, was 41. He married Carrie Armstrong in 1887, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States. He lived in Norwood, Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1900 and Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 9 May 1930, at the age of 69.

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Frank Lorenzo Smith
Carrie Armstrong
Marriage: 1887

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St. Lawrence, New York, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Smith in household of Lorenzo Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frank L Smith, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Frank Smith in household of L H Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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