Lewis H. Smith

29 September 1841–27 December 1934 (Age 93)
Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Lewis H.

When Lewis H. Smith was born on 29 September 1841, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Smith, was 33 and his mother, Louisa Osborn, was 29. He married Emma Ellis on 14 January 1867, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Solon, Cortland, New York, United States in 1905 and Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States in 1930. He died on 27 December 1934, in Vestal, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Lewis H. Smith
Ida Chapin
Marriage: 1887
Mabel Mabelle Smith
Myra Clara Smith
Miles Smith
Jane A. Smith
Gettys Thomas Smith
Delos Smith
Ross Edward Smith

Spouse and Children


    Ida Chapin


New York, United States


    Mabel Mabelle Smith



    Miles Smith


    Jane A. Smith



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Louisa Osborn




World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 25

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • Lewis H Smith, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Lewis H Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lewis Smith in household of Daniel Smith, "New York State Census, 1855"

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