Emma Adell Smith

10 May 1881–28 September 1963 (Age 82)
Cherokee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Emma Adell

When Emma Adell Smith was born on 10 May 1881, in Cherokee, Iowa, United States, her father, Pvt Mordecai Woodson Smith, was 47 and her mother, Phebe Lyle Osborn, was 41. She married William Sneath Baker on 2 April 1902, in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Dam Election Precinct, Bonner, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 28 September 1963, in Sagle, Bonner, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Sneath Baker
Emma Adell Smith
Marriage: 2 April 1902
Joseph Freeman Baker
William E Baker
Archie Mordacai Baker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1902Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries 1900: Kootenai, Idaho, United States 1907: Bonner, Idaho, United States
    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 22
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    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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    Sources (24)

    • Emma Smyth in household of Mordeci Smyth, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Emma Smith in entry for Archie M. Baker and Flora Irish, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Emma A Baker in household of William S Baker, "United States Census, 1920"

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