Anna Xariffa Smith

11 September 1873–18 December 1965 (Age 92)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Life Summary of Anna Xariffa

Anna Xariffa Smith was born on 11 September 1873, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States as the daughter of Alexander Douglas Smith and Mary Feeney. She married Ferdinand John Buchsbaum on 15 April 1903, in Georgetown, Kent, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Phillipsburg, Warren, New Jersey, United States in 1930. She died on 18 December 1965, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Saint Francis Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Ferdinand John Buchsbaum
Anna Xariffa Smith
Marriage: 15 April 1903
Elizabeth Mary Buchsbaum
William Douglas Buchsbaum

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World Events (8)

1874 · Secrete Service Headquarters
Age 1
The Secrete Service Headquarters had been in NYC for four years. Finally in 1874, it returns to Washington D.C.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 2
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.
1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 25
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 (2)

  • Anna Buchsbaum in household of Ferdnand Buchsbaum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Anna in entry for Ferdinand J. Buchsbaum, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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