Abigail Matilda Smucker

Brief Life History of Abigail Matilda

When Abigail Matilda Smucker was born on 20 June 1875, in West Liberty, Logan, Ohio, United States, her father, Gideon Y. Schmucker, was 46 and her mother, Maria Yoder, was 38. She married Joseph M. Kauffman on 19 November 1903, in West Liberty, Logan, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Salem Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 13 March 1907, in Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 31.

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Joseph M. Kauffman
1879–1916
Abigail Matilda Smucker
1875–1907
Marriage: 19 November 1903
Melvin Joseph Kauffman
1905–1988

Sources (2)

  • Abigail Smucker in household of Gidion Y Smucker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abbie Matila Smucker, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

1885 · The First Skyscraper

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schmucker .

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

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