Cornelia Alice Harvey

1 January 1860–2 May 1939 (Age 79)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Cornelia Alice

When Cornelia Alice Harvey was born on 1 January 1860, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, her father, James Alexander Harvey, was 27 and her mother, Martha Ann Taylor, was 21. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with J. Howard Smith. She lived in Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1900 and South River Magisterial District, Augusta, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 May 1939, in Waynesboro, Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Waynesboro, Virginia, United States.

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J. Howard Smith
Cornelia Alice Harvey
Harry K Smith
Lula Susan Smith
Chas W Smith
Edward R Smith

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    Harry K Smith


    Lula Susan Smith


    Chas W Smith


    Edward R Smith


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 1

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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

1 English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’+ vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’.2 Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.3 Irish (County Fermanagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelia A Harvey in household of Jno H Harvey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cornelia A Smith in household of James H Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cornilia A Smith in household of J Howard Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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