Phoebe Jane Smith

12 February 1835–13 April 1910 (Age 75)
Steuben, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Phoebe Jane

Phoebe Jane Smith was born on 12 February 1835, in Steuben, New York, United States as the daughter of Louis Smith and Blinn. She married John B Yerton on 27 November 1851. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Grant Township, Norton, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 13 April 1910, in Sumner, Bremer, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena, Norton, Kansas, United States.

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John B Yerton
Phoebe Jane Smith
Marriage: 27 November 1851
Estella Yerton
Ida Elnora Yerton
Florence Adell Yertan
Henry N. Yerton
Frank Levoy Yerton
Effie Viola Yerton
Allan Lewis Yerton

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  • Marriage
    27 November 1851
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Bremer, Iowa, United States
    Age 23
    Historical Boundaries: 1858: Bremer, Iowa, United States

    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.

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    Sources (24)

    • Phoebe Smith in entry for Effie Viola Thomas, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • P T Yerton in household of T B Yerton, "New York, State Census, 1855"
    • Jane Smith in entry for Florence Adell Husband, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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