Edward Everett Smith

about 1865–29 December 1918 (Age 54)
Valparaiso, Center Township, Porter, Indiana, United States

The Life of Edward Everett

When Edward Everett Smith was born about 1865, in Valparaiso, Center Township, Porter, Indiana, United States, his father, William Bivens Smith, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Kennedy, Smith, was 24. He married Alma Foster on 30 June 1887, in Anita, Cass, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sherman Township, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Leroy Township, Audubon, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 29 December 1918, in Audubon, Iowa, United States, at the age of 53.

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Edward Everett Smith
Alma Foster
Marriage: 30 June 1887
Ina Mae Smith
Eva Jean Smith
William Elmer Smith
Leonard Smith

Spouse and Children

30 June 1887
Anita, Cass, Iowa, United States


    Ina Mae Smith


    Eva Jean Smith


    William Elmer Smith


    Leonard Smith


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 2

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 16

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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Sources (3)

  • Everett Smith in household of Wm B Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Evert Smith in household of Rebecca Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • E E Smith in household of Wm Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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