Luellyn Linn Smith

25 March 1878–25 December 1975 (Age 97)
Steuben, Indiana, United States

The Life of Luellyn Linn

When Luellyn Linn Smith was born on 25 March 1878, in Steuben, Indiana, United States, his father, Asa Alphonso Smith, was 23 and his mother, Mary Clarissa Gatehouse, was 16. He married Alta M. Belles on 23 December 1899, in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Sherman Township, Isabella, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Coldwater Township, Isabella, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 25 December 1975, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States.

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Luellyn Linn Smith
Alta M. Belles
Marriage: 23 December 1899
Lucille Helena Smith

Spouse and Children

23 December 1899
Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States


    Lucille Helena Smith


Parents and Siblings

    Asa Alphonso Smith


    Mary Clarissa Gatehouse





    Emma E Smith



    Emma R. Smith


    Eva R Smith


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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 6

Historical Boundaries - 1884: Choteau, Montana Territory, United States; 1887: Cascade, Montana Territory, United States; 1889: Cascade, Montana, United States

Age 26

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Linn Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Linna Smith in household of Asa Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Linn Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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