Emily Ellen Smith

October 1876–1951 (Age 74)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Emily Ellen

When Emily Ellen Smith was born in October 1876, in Indiana, United States, her father, Isaac E. Smith, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Jane Lanning, was 31. She married Willard Turley in 1896, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Cass, Indiana, United States in 1910 and North Bend Township, Starke, Indiana, United States in 1920. She died in 1951, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 75.

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Willard Turley
Emily Ellen Smith
Marriage: 1896
Mary Marie Turley
Russell Jennings Turley
Martha Florence Turley
Almond Chester Turley
Letha Lucille Turley

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Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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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  • Emly E Smith in household of Isac E Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen E Turley in household of Willard Turley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emily E Turley in household of Willard Turley, "United States Census, 1920"

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