Eugene Adair Smith

1856–1941 (Age 85)
Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Eugene Adair

When Eugene Adair Smith was born in 1856, in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States, his father, Joseph P. Smith, was 37 and his mother, Martha Matilda Grinnell, was 36. He married Frances Lillian Rogers on 18 December 1887, in Eaton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in West Leipsic, Liberty Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Eaton Rapids Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died in 1941, in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Munger Cemetery, Eaton Rapids Township, Eaton, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eugene Adair Smith
1856–1941
Frances Lillian Rogers
1865–1934
Marriage: 18 December 1887
Joseph Rogers Smith
1894–1976
Adair Smith
1896–1897

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1887Eaton, Michigan, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 4
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    1863
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
    Age 23
    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.

    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

    Gowan
    Smithe
    Blacksmith
    Smithson
    Smyth
    Smythe
    Nesmith

    Sources (18)

    • Eugene Smith in household of Joseph P Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Eugene Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Eugene A Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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