John Edwin Smith

31 March 1872–27 January 1947 (Age 74)
Blanco, Blanco, Texas, United States

The Life of John Edwin

When John Edwin Smith was born on 31 March 1872, in Blanco, Blanco, Texas, United States, his father, John Michael Smith, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth J Neil, was 31. He married Susan Elizabeth Cravatt on 22 March 1893, in Blanco, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hays, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 5, Caldwell, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 27 January 1947, in Johnson City, Blanco, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Blanco Cemetery, Blanco, Blanco, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Edwin Smith
Susan Elizabeth Cravatt
Marriage: 22 March 1893
Clarence Edwin Smith
Eula Mae Smith
Ada Iona Smith
Georgia E Smith
Lillie T Smith Burrier
Vona Layton Smith

Spouse and Children

22 March 1893
Blanco, Texas, United States


    Clarence Edwin Smith




    Georgia E Smith


    Lillie T Smith Burrier


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Michael Smith


    Elizabeth J Neil




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 4

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 22

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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)

  • John E Smitt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vonna E Smitt in household of John E Smitt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John E Smith in household of John M Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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