Mortimer W. Smith


The Life of Mortimer W.

Mortimer W. Smith was born in 1825. He married Esther Evans on 15 January 1852, in Lake Michigan, Oceana, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Mortimer W. Smith
Esther Evans
Marriage: 15 January 1852
U Adelaide Smith
Sarah E Smith

Spouse and Children

15 January 1852
Lake Michigan, Oceana, Michigan, United States


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 12

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 38

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Mortimer W Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mortimer W Smith, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Mortimer Smith in entry for U Adelaide Smith, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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