Almira Smith

1855–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Almira

When Almira Smith was born in 1855, in Indiana, United States, her father, Aaron Smith, was 47 and her mother, Mary Ann Nebeker, was 43. She married Jacob L Higgins on 28 October 1875, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Eel River Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Center Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Jacob L Higgins
1854–
Almira Smith
1855–
Marriage: 28 October 1875
Elnora Higgins
1876–1942
Leroy Howard Higgins
1881–
Ruth Ann Higgins
1884–1956
Muriel Laura Higgins
1888–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 October 1875
Hendricks, Indiana, United States
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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1863

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 31

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Alvira Higgins in household of Jacob L Higgins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elmira Higgins in household of J Higgins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Almira C Higgins in household of Jacob L Higgins, "United States Census, 1910"

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