Phoebe Jane Smith

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

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

    John B Yerton



27 November 1851


    Estella Yerton




    Henry N. Yerton


    Frank Levoy Yerton


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Louis Smith






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 11

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 22

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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)

  • P T Yerton in household of T B Yerton, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • Pheobe Yerton in household of John Yerton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Phebe Yerton in household of John B Yerton, "United States Census, 1870"

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