Sherman Ira Owen Smith

30 March 1866–27 September 1933 (Age 67)
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Sherman Ira Owen

When Sherman Ira Owen Smith was born on 30 March 1866, in Indiana, United States, his father, Orson Henry Smith, was 41 and his mother, Harriett Patterson, was 36. He married Sophronia N Tucker on 2 July 1891, in Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Jamestown, Jamestown Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 27 September 1933, in Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Marengo, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Sherman Ira Owen Smith
Sophronia N Tucker
Marriage: 2 July 1891
Sophronia C Smith
Harriet Evelyn Smith
Emma J Smith
George Orson Smith
Charles B Smith

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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
Age 1
This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
Age 13
After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
Age 20
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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 (19)

  • Ira Smith in household of Orson Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sherman Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ira Smith in household of Orson Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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