Emma A. Smith

1866–9 August 1941 (Age 75)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Emma A.

When Emma A. Smith was born in 1866, in Michigan, United States, her father, Sylvester A. Smith, was 44 and her mother, Ann Eliza Allyn, was 35. She married Frank A. Leach on 18 January 1883, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States. She lived in Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 9 August 1941, in Chelsea, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75.

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Frank A. Leach
Emma A. Smith
Marriage: 18 January 1883

Spouse and Children

    Frank A. Leach



18 January 1883
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Sylvester A. Smith





    George A. Smith


    James D Smith


    Huldah Nettie Smith




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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 0

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 13

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 20

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Emma Leach in household of Frank Leach, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma A Leach in household of Frank A Leach, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma L Leach in household of Frank A Leach, "United States Census, 1930"

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