Edward Smith

15 November 1855–2 February 1948 (Age 92)
Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Smith was born on 15 November 1855, in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, his father, Edwin Stanley Smith, was 28 and his mother, Emily Acenith Mead, was 23. He married Mary Ella Krumlauf on 8 April 1877, in Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 2 February 1948, in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Edward Smith
Mary Ella Krumlauf
Marriage: 8 April 1877
Gordon Corridon Carrigan Mead Smith
Coridon Smith
Paul Smith
Ella Smith
Alice M Smith

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8 April 1877
Van Buren, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 24

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

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.

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)

  • Edward Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edward Smith in household of Ed S Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edward Smith in household of Edwin O Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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