James Smith

November 1848–
Clinton, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Smith was born in November 1848, in Clinton, Ohio, United States, his father, Austin Toplin Smith, was 38 and his mother, Martha Williams Garland, was 25. He married Keziah South on 25 December 1871, in Clermont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tunbridge, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Deep Well Township, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

James Smith
1848–
Keziah South
1849–1921
Marriage: 25 December 1871
Bertha Smith
1877–
Hiram Smith
1881–1968
Newton Smith
1883–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1871Clermont, Ohio, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (18)

    +13 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 3
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
    1854
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: DeWitt, Illinois, United States
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 33
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (10)

    • James Smith in household of Martha Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • James Smith in household of Austin T Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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