John Finely Smith

Male10 February 1859–10 January 1926

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

John Finely Smith
1859–1926
Alice Evaline Mann
1865–1912
Marriage: 15 September 1887
Carrie Alice Smith
1889–1973
Zelma Marguerite Smith
1891–1972
Albert Ross Smith
1896–1977
Ralph Smith
1899–1900
Howard Smith
1905–1906

Sources (3)

  • Jackson F Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John F Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John F Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1887
  • Children (5)

    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.

    1863

    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 and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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