Stella Mae Smith

16 December 1876–1953 (Age 76)
Clark, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Stella Mae

When Stella Mae Smith was born on 16 December 1876, in Clark, Indiana, United States, her father, Hamilton Lowery Smith, was 28 and her mother, Georgeann Bowyer, was 20. She married David Franklin Henry on 13 February 1913, in Grant, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Jackson, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Jennings Township, Scott, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died in 1953, in Scott, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

David Franklin Henry
1878–1948
Stella Mae Smith
1876–1953
Marriage: 13 February 1913
Maud Henry
1897–
Hallie A Henry
1903–1943
Roy Henry
1906–1969
Robert Henry
1906–
Clifford Henry
1909–1957
Clyde Henry
1909–1963

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1913Grant, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 5
    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.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 6
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 22
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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 (15)

    • Stella M Henry in household of David A Henry, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Stella Smith in entry for Roy Henry and Mary Bicknell, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Stella Henry in household of David Henry, "United States Census, 1930"

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