Marvin Ammi Smith

18 May 1842–22 January 1931 (Age 88)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Marvin Ammi

When Marvin Ammi Smith was born on 18 May 1842, in Illinois, United States, his father, Curtis Smith, was 30 and his mother, Lucy M Willard, was 24. He married Maria J Weeden on 2 February 1871. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Woodward, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 22 January 1931, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marvin Ammi Smith
Maria J Weeden
Marriage: 2 February 1871
Charles Curtis Smith
Effie Maria Smith
Gae Marvin Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1871
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 6
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 24
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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.

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    Sources (21)

    • Marvin A Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Marvin A Smith, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
    • Marvin Smith in entry for Gae Marvin Smith and Grace May Le Roy, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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