Lois Jane Smith

about 1827–20 May 1903 (Age 76)
Hancock, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Lois Jane

When Lois Jane Smith was born about 1827, in Hancock, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, Reuben Smith, was 22 and her mother, Lois Bartlett, was 26. She married Willard Byam Reade on 16 October 1856, in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Winters Judicial Township, Yolo, California, United States in 1900. She died on 20 May 1903, in Winters, Yolo, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Willard Byam Reade
1834–1901
Lois Jane Smith
1827–1903
Marriage: 16 October 1856
Willard Anson Reed
1857–1858
Reed
1867–1867
George Willard Reed
1858–1863
Asela Lois Reed
1860–1860
Idelia Alice Reed
1862–1956
Wesley Stillman Reade
1865–1952

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1856Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered
    Age 5
    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 21
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    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 (17)

    • Lois in entry for Reed, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Louisa J Reed in household of Wilard B Reed, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Lois J. Smith, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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