Zora A. Smith

1 April 1884–8 July 1951 (Age 67)
Big Island, Marion, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Zora A.

When Zora A. Smith was born on 1 April 1884, in Big Island, Marion, Ohio, United States, her father, James K Smith, was 41 and her mother, Mary Beaver, was 35. She married Chauncey H Chamberlain on 13 December 1903, in Marion, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Marion, Marion Township, Marion, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 8 July 1951, in Marion, Marion, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67.

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Chauncey H Chamberlain
Zora A. Smith
Marriage: 13 December 1903
Ruth Ladema Chamberlain
Doris L Chamberlain

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1903Marion, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1886 · Giving Working Men a Union
    Age 2
    The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 18
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    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 (15)

    • Zora Smith in entry for Doris L Chamberlain, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
    • Zora Chamberlin in household of Chancy H Chamberlin, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Zoe Smith in entry for Ralph Weiss and Ladema Chamberlain, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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