Couch Smith

29 January 1880–27 November 1958 (Age 78)
Smithville, Clay, Missouri, United States

The Life of Couch

When Couch Smith was born on 29 January 1880, in Smithville, Clay, Missouri, United States, his father, Erastus Smith, was 38 and his mother, Mary E. Berry, was 34. He married Margaret Briddelle Caldwell on 22 June 1907, in Elsberry, Lincoln, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 27 November 1958, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Couch Smith
1880–1958
Margaret Briddelle Caldwell
1883–1974
Marriage: 22 June 1907
Calvin Caldwell Smith
1907–1978
Berri Briddelle Smith
1909–
Margaret Elizabeth Smith
1912–1981
Meldon Adelle "Metzie" Smith
1916–2007
Marjori Couch Smith
1917–1984
Richard Erastus Smith
1919–1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 June 1907
Elsberry, Lincoln, Missouri, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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 2

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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Couch Smith in household of Erastus Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Conch Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Couch Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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