Emma Adell Smith

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

The Life 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

2 April 1902
Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States


    Joseph Freeman Baker


    William E Baker



Parents and Siblings



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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: 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 (3)

  • Emma Smyth in household of Mordeci Smyth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma A Baker in household of William S Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anna A Baker in household of William S Baker, "United States Census, 1940"

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