John Smith

14 February 1868–1 May 1952 (Age 84)
Franklin, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Smith was born on 14 February 1868, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, his father, Edward D Smith Sr, was 24 and his mother, Angeline Barnes, was 16. He married Lena Barnes on 20 December 1892, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 3 daughters. His occupation is listed as farmer in Sherwood, Franklin, Tennessee, United States. He died on 1 May 1952, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Sherwood, Franklin, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
Lena Barnes
Marriage: 20 December 1892
Jim Smith
Dennis Smith
Edward Smith
John Henry Smith
William Henry Smith
Angeline Smith
Matthew Thomas Smith
Rufus Bud Smith
Jennie Smith
Peter Smith
George Smith
Nannie Elizabeth Smith
Lewis Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1892Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic
    Age 10
    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 22
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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 (28)

    • John Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
    • John Smith, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • John Smith, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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