Emma Liza Smith

22 December 1845–25 February 1905 (Age 59)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Emma Liza

When Emma Liza Smith was born on 22 December 1845, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, her father, Ezekiel Smith, was 38 and her mother, Ann Calista Simms, was 30. She married John Thomas Bass on 2 April 1876, in Saratoga, Wilson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Black Creek Township, Wilson, North Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 25 February 1905, in Saratoga Township, Wilson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Saratoga, Wilson, North Carolina, United States.

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John Thomas Bass
Emma Liza Smith
Marriage: 2 April 1876
Leona Bass
John William Bass

Spouse and Children

    John Thomas Bass



2 April 1876
Saratoga, Wilson, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 8

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 17

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

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)

  • Emily Smith in household of Ezekiel Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma L Bass in household of John T Bass, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emaliza Smith in household of Ezekel Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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