Harvey William Smith

23 December 1881–20 October 1931 (Age 49)
Gilman, Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life of Harvey William

When Harvey William Smith was born on 23 December 1881, in Gilman, Marshall, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Washington Smith, was 32 and his mother, Ursulina Cramer, was 20. He married Emma Maude Finders on 17 December 1902, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Marshall Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Greencastle Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 20 October 1931, in Ferguson, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harvey William Smith
1881–1931
Emma Maude Finders
1885–1962
Marriage: 17 December 1902
Mae Virginia Smith
1904–1993
Harvey Ray Smith
1907–1989
Nellie Pauline Smith
1909–1997
Jerrold William Smith
1913–1964

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 December 1902
Marshall, Iowa, United States
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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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 15

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Harvey Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harvey W Smith, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Harvy W Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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