James Steadman Smith Sr.

22 December 1874–18 February 1955 (Age 80)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Steadman

When James Steadman Smith Sr. was born on 22 December 1874, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Fletcher Smith, was 29 and his mother, Erena Mays, was 25. He married Maude Anna White on 20 June 1899, in Venango, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 18 February 1955, in Johnson City, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in North Braddock, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Steadman Smith Sr.
Maude Anna White
Marriage: 20 June 1899
Harold Algernon Smith
Mary Elizabeth Smith

Spouse and Children

20 June 1899
Venango, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 3

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • James S Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James S Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James S Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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