Alfred Gunn Smith

22 December 1828–30 December 1899 (Age 71)
Vermont, United States

The Life of Alfred Gunn

When Alfred Gunn Smith was born on 22 December 1828, in Vermont, United States, his father, Jonathan Delano Smith, was 33 and his mother, Sophia Goff, was 28. He married Laura Sophia Esty on 20 March 1854, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Richford, Franklin, Vermont, United States in 1860 and Clay Center, Clay, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 30 December 1899, in Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States.

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Alfred Gunn Smith
Laura Sophia Esty
Marriage: 20 March 1854
Emma Melissa Smith
John James Smith
Miranda Minetta "Minnie" Smith
Lena Leota "Lottie" Smith

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20 March 1854
Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 6

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Age 35

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Smidh, anyone who strikes with a hammer, an artificer, a carpenter, a smith, a workman

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alfred G Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alfred Smith in entry for Lena L. Hammond, "Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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