Alfred Gunn Smith

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

The Life Summary 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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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

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 (14)

  • Alfred Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alfred G Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alfred Smith, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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