Elsie Belle Smith

September 1899–
Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Elsie Belle

When Elsie Belle Smith was born in September 1899, in Kansas, United States, her father, Elmer Smith, was 35 and her mother, Alice Belle Brunk, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Smith
1864–
Alice Belle Brunk
1867–
Lulu Ellen Smith
1892–1918
Claude Bernard Smith
1895–1911
Elsie Belle Smith
1899–
Verne Leon Smith
1902–1963
Paul Lavone Smith Vickers
1906–1952

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World Events (3)

1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 1
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome
Age 1
A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag
Age 28
The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.

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.

Possible Related Names

Smithe
Smither
Smithey
Smyth
Smythe
McGowan
Smead
Faber

Sources (2)

  • Elsie Smith in household of Elmon Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elsie Belle Smith - Government record: Census record: birth: September 1899; Monument, Logan, Kansas, United States

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