Elsie Belle Smith

September 1899–
Kansas, United States

The Life 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

Parents and Siblings

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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: 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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Elsie Belle Smith - Government record: Census record: birth: September 1899; Monument, Logan, Kansas, United States

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