Hamilton Smith

Male22 September 1876–4 November 1930

Brief Life History of Hamilton

When Hamilton Smith was born on 22 September 1876, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Pallastine Powell Smith, was 40 and his mother, Malinda Carnes, was 36. He married Dora Williamson on 20 April 1896, in Knox, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Flat Lick, Knox, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Bell, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 4 November 1930, in Dewitt, Knox, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Williamson Cemetery, Green Road, Knox, Kentucky, United States.

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Hamilton Smith
Dora Williamson
Marriage: 20 April 1896
Maud Smith
Netie Smith
Walter Smith
Albert Smith
Ila Smith
William Smith
Harrison Smith
Dorothy Smith
Archie C Smith
Bertha Smith

Sources (16)

  • Hamilton Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hamilton Smith, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Ham Smith, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961"

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  • Marriage
    20 April 1896Knox, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 5

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 6

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 16

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    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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