Eula Elizabeth Smith

13 November 1890–12 May 1959 (Age 68)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Eula Elizabeth

When Eula Elizabeth Smith was born on 13 November 1890, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Daniel Smith, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Winifred Simmons, was 21. She married Samuel Tilden Patterson on 26 January 1908, in Duplin, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Albertson Township, Duplin, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Albertson, Duplin, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 12 May 1959, in Kinston, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Duplin, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Tilden Patterson
Eula Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 26 January 1908
Walter James Patterson
Andrew Johnson Patterson
Infant Patterson
Thomas Adolph Patterson
Nellie Patterson
Jack Dempsey Patterson
Lynwood Patterson

Spouse and Children

26 January 1908
Duplin, North Carolina, United States


    Walter James Patterson


    Andrew Johnson Patterson


    Infant Patterson



    Nellie Patterson


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 7

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Eula E Patterson in household of Sam T Patterson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eula E Patterson in household of Samuel J Patterson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eula E Patterson in household of Samuel T Patterson, "United States Census, 1940"

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