David Smith

20 September 1845–19 February 1901 (Age 55)
Vermillion, Indiana, United States

The Life of David

When David Smith was born on 20 September 1845, in Vermillion, Indiana, United States, his father, Reuben Francis D. SMITH, was 38 and his mother, Martha Anna "Patsy" Lewis, was 33. He married Marena Manoia Barham on 10 November 1864, in Ludlow, Allamakee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Allamakee, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Post Township, Allamakee, Iowa, United States for about 40 years. He died on 19 February 1901, in Frankville, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Post Township, Allamakee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Smith
Marena Manoia Barham
Marriage: 10 November 1864
Ida E. Smith
Ira E. Smith

Spouse and Children

10 November 1864
Ludlow, Allamakee, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Reuben Francis D. SMITH


    Martha Anna "Patsy" Lewis





    Clarrisa Smith


    Elizabeth Smith


    John William Smith


    Martha Anna Smith


+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 6

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • David Smith in household of Reubin Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Smith in household of Reuben Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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