Ellis Eugene Smith

21 January 1852–3 August 1936 (Age 84)
Cadiz, Harrison, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ellis Eugene

When Ellis Eugene Smith was born on 21 January 1852, in Cadiz, Harrison, Ohio, United States, his father, John Wesley Smith, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Browning, was 18. He married Marjory Alice Carson on 23 December 1875, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Van Buren Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 August 1936, in Kilbourn, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Douds, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Ellis Eugene Smith
Marjory Alice Carson
Marriage: 23 December 1875
Justin Stewart Smith
Maude Alice Smith
Frederick Eugene Smith
Eva Eugenia Smith
John Edward Smith
Myrtle Belle Smith
Margaret Edith Smith
Henrietta Smith
Norvin Ellis Smith
Aletha Vera Smith
Etta Vena Smith
Katharine Esther Smith

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23 December 1875
Van Buren, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 5

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 8

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.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Ellis Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ugene Smith in household of E T Baldwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Smith Baldwin in household of Eli L Baldwin, "United States Census, 1870"

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