John Finely Smith

10 February 1859–10 January 1926 (Age 66)
Ohio, United States

The Life of John Finely

John Finely Smith was born on 10 February 1859, in Ohio, United States. He married Alice Evaline Mann on 15 September 1887. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Glenwood Township, Schuyler, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Deer Park, Washington, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 10 January 1926, in Lakeland, Polk, Florida, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Lakeland, Polk, Florida, United States.

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John Finely Smith
Alice Evaline Mann
Marriage: 15 September 1887
Carrie Alice Smith
Zelma Marguerite Smith
Albert Ross Smith
Ralph Smith
Howard Smith

Spouse and Children

15 September 1887


World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 1

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 19

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).

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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  • John F Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John F Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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