Emma L. Smith

FemaleJune 1868–May 1947

Brief Life History of Emma L.

When Emma L. Smith was born in June 1868, in Northumberland, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Alvin Smith Jr, was 35 and her mother, Susan H Brown, was 29. She married Fred Harris on 14 December 1887, in Northumberland, Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Albany, Albany, New York, United States in 1920. She died in May 1947, in Gansevoort, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Gansevoort Cemetery, Gansevoort, Saratoga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Harris
1862–1916
Emma L. Smith
1868–1947
Marriage: 14 December 1887
Susie E. Harris
1892–1984
Charles Erving Harris
1894–1971
Julia E. Harris
1896–1897

Sources (12)

  • Emma L Harris in household of Charles E Harris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma L. Smith Harris, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Emma Smith in entry for Richard W Thompson, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 December 1887Northumberland, Saratoga, New York, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1870 · Giving all the right to vote

    Age 2

    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 22

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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