Thomas D. Smith

16 April 1846–3 May 1924 (Age 78)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thomas D.

Thomas D. Smith was born on 16 April 1846, in Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Jeremy Smith and Mary Deck. He married Maria Cecilia Patschet/Patches on 16 June 1867, in Jonestown, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bethel, Bethel Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Bethel Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 3 May 1924, in Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hamlin, Bethel Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas D. Smith
Maria Cecilia Patschet/Patches
Marriage: 16 June 1867
Maclata Smith
Jonathan Smith
Wilson Smith
Emma L Smith
Milton Smith
Pierce Smith
Clinton Smith
Kate Smith
Alfred Smith
Florence Smith

Spouse and Children


    Maria Cecilia Patschet/Patches


16 June 1867
Jonestown, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States



    Jonathan Smith


    Wilson Smith


    Emma L Smith


    Milton Smith


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jeremy Smith


    Mary Deck




World Events (8)


Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 17

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 21

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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)

  • Thomas Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Smith in household of Jerome H Schaeffer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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