Lydia Margaret Smith

3 March 1889–7 December 1971 (Age 82)
Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lydia Margaret

When Lydia Margaret Smith was born on 3 March 1889, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, her father, William Harrison Smith, was 44 and her mother, Emma Hannah Howe, was 34. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Lee Jerry Lewis. She lived in Fancher, Holland Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Clarksburg, Clarksburg Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 December 1971, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lee Jerry Lewis
Lydia Margaret Smith
Jemima Emma Lewis
Delcia Lewis
Francis Esther Lewis
William Wendell Lewis

Spouse and Children



    Jemima Emma Lewis


    Delcia Lewis


    Francis Esther Lewis


    William Wendell Lewis


Parents and Siblings

    William Harrison Smith


    Emma Hannah Howe




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 3

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 23

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Maggie Lewis in household of Lee J Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marguret Lewis in household of Lee J Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lydia M Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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