Edith P. Smith

4 October 1887–
Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Edith P.

When Edith P. Smith was born on 4 October 1887, in Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States, her father, James Harry Smith, was 22 and her mother, Mary Virginia Ambrose, was 19. She married John Edward Friskey about 1907, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1930.

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Family Time Line

John Edward Friskey
Edith P. Smith
Marriage: about 1907
James Edwin Friskey

Spouse and Children

about 1907
Maryland, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Harry Smith


    Mary Virginia Ambrose




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower Built

Age 20

Construction on the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Clock Tower started in 1907 and was completed in 1911. It was the tallest building in Baltimore until 1923. Joseph Evans Sperry was the architect. The tower took 5 years to build, has 15 floors, and is 289 feet tall.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 31

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Edith P Friskey in household of James H Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith Friskey in household of Edward D Friskey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edith Friskey in household of John E Friskey, "United States Census, 1920"

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