Ellis Eugene Smith

Male21 January 1852–3 August 1936

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (48)

  • Ellis Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940
  • E E Smith, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1875Van Buren, Iowa, United States
  • Children (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1858: Van Buren, Iowa, United States

    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 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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