Granville C Smith

1842–
Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Granville C

Granville C Smith was born in 1842, in Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States as the son of Jonas Smith and Sophia Wilson. He married Mary E. Sawtelle on 14 May 1870, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Granville C Smith
1842–
Mary E. Sawtelle
1846–
Marriage: 14 May 1870

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 May 1870
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jonas Smith

    MaleMale

    Sophia Wilson

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(3)

    Clara Jane Smith

    Female1836–1863Female

    Male1842–Male

    Charles H Smith

    Male1847–1851Male

World Events (8)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 33

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Granville C. Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Granville Smith, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Granville C. Smith, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"

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