Francis E. Smith

1860–
Huntington, Indiana, United States

The Life of Francis E.

When Francis E. Smith was born in February 1860, in Huntington, Indiana, United States, his father, Austin Toplin Smith, was 49 and his mother, Martha Williams Garland, was 37.

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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–
Mary L. Smith
1851–1929
Sarah E. Smith
1852–1913
Austin T. Smith Sr
1853–
Hannah M. Smith
1855–1926
Ruebin J. Smith
1856–
Joseph R. Smith
1858–
Francis E. Smith
1860–
Margaret Smith
1861–1931
Noah Ellsworth Smith
1863–1922

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 3

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

Age 3

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 46

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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