Ruebin J. Smith

1856–
Huntington, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ruebin J.

When Ruebin J. Smith was born in 1856, in Huntington, Indiana, United States, his father, Austin Toplin Smith, was 46 and his mother, Martha Williams Garland, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Austin Toplin Smith
1810–1864
Martha Williams Garland
1823–1907
Hiram E Smith
1842–1928
Rebecca J. Smith
1844–
Nancy W. Smith
1845–
Levi Smith
1846–
James Smith
1848–
Abigail Smith
1849–
Sarah E. Barlow
1850–1913
Mary L. Smith
1851–1929
Sarah E. Smith
1852–1913
Austin T. Smith Sr
1853–
Hannah M. Smith
1855–1926
Hannah Broomhall
1855–1926
RUEBIN Thomas SMITH
1856–
Ruebin J. Smith
1856–
MARTHA WILLIAMS SMITH SMITH
1858–1859
Joseph R. Smith
1858–
Francis E. Smith
1860–
Margaret Smith
1861–1931
Noah Ellsworth Smith
1863–1922

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World Events (3)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 0

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 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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 (1)

  • Reuben F Smith in household of Austin T Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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