Elnora Smith

30 January 1871–4 December 1917 (Age 46)
Carryall Township, Paulding, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elnora

When Elnora Smith was born on 30 January 1871, in Carryall Township, Paulding, Ohio, United States, her father, William Riley Smith, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Bunn, was 34. She married William Franklin Wentworth on 23 September 1890, in Antwerp, Paulding, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Putnam, Ohio, United States in 1871. She died on 4 December 1917, in Paulding, Ohio, United States, at the age of 46.

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William Franklin Wentworth
Elnora Smith
Marriage: 23 September 1890
Edith Pearl Wentworth
Homer Otto Wentworth
Mildred Lucille Wentworth
Howard Smith Wentworth

Spouse and Children

    William Franklin Wentworth



23 September 1890
Antwerp, Paulding, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Sarah E. Smith


    Almira Smith


    Leonard F. Smith




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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.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

Age 15

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Elnora Wentworth in household of William Wentworth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elnora Wentworth in household of William F Wentworth, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elnora Smith in household of Wm R Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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