Desdamona Angeline Smith

8 November 1832–7 May 1904 (Age 71)
Bowen Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Desdamona Angeline

When Desdamona Angeline Smith was born on 8 November 1832, in Bowen Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States, her father, Simon Peter Smith II, was 34 and her mother, Ellendar Lee, was 31. She married Isaac Harrison Keck on 17 December 1856, in Boston, Madison, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Boston, Madison, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died on 7 May 1904, in Pettigrew, Madison, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Cove Cemetery, Madison, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Harrison Keck
1830–1910
Desdamona Angeline Smith
1832–1904
Marriage: 17 December 1856
Frances Penelope Keck
1858–1942
Simon Redmon Keck
1859–1909
William Fletcher Keck
1861–1916
Melissa Sarah Jane Keck
1864–
Bethena Julia Geraldine Keck
1868–1950
George Washington Russell Keck
1869–1943
Martha Elizabeth Keck
1872–1961

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 December 1856
Boston, Madison, Arkansas, United States
children

(7)

    Frances Penelope Keck

    Female1858–1942Female

    Simon Redmon Keck

    Male1859–1909Male

    William Fletcher Keck

    Male1861–1916Male

    Melissa Sarah Jane Keck

    Female1864–Female

    Female1868–1950Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Simon Peter Smith II

    Male1798–1863Male

    Female1801–1854Female

siblings

(12)

    Male1825–1912Male

    George Washington Russell Smith Sr

    Male1827–1908Male

    Nancy Jane Smith

    Female1830–1859Female

    Lucy Jane Smith

    Female1832–1864Female

    Female1832–1904Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1836: Madison, Arkansas, United States
1861

Age 29

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Desdemonia Smith in household of Simeon Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Destemenia Keck in household of Isaac Keck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Desdemona Keck in household of Isaac Keck, "United States Census, 1870"

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