Mary L. Smith

16 March 1851–7 August 1929 (Age 78)
Huntington, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Mary L.

When Mary L. Smith was born on 16 March 1851, in Huntington, Indiana, United States, her father, Austin Toplin Smith, was 40 and her mother, Martha Williams Garland, was 28. She lived in Union Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Union Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 7 August 1929, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78.

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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
Ruebin J. Smith
1856–
Ruebin Thomas Smith
1856–
Martha Williams 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 (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
Age 5
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 12
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 21
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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.

Possible Related Names

Gowan
Smithe
Blacksmith
Smithson
Smyth
Smythe
Nesmith

Sources (7)

  • Mary Smith in household of Martha Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary L Smith in household of Austin T Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary L. Smith, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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