Jefferson Theodore Smearman

19 May 1876–27 March 1942 (Age 65)
Accident, Garrett, Maryland, United States

The Life of Jefferson Theodore

When Jefferson Theodore Smearman was born on 19 May 1876, in Accident, Garrett, Maryland, United States, his father, Josiah Joseph Smearman, was 27 and his mother, Lucinda Durst, was 26. He married Julia Ann Wahl on 17 April 1900, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 27 March 1942, in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Union Cemetery, New Centerville, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson Theodore Smearman
Julia Ann Wahl
Marriage: 17 April 1900
Floyd Wahl Smearman
Robert C Smearman
Arthur J Smearman

Spouse and Children

17 April 1900
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States


    Floyd Wahl Smearman


    Robert C Smearman


    Arthur J Smearman


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World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 1

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a soldier armed with a spear, from Middle English spere ‘spear’ + man. 2. from the Middle English, Old English personal name Spereman, of the same origin as the occupational name above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight


Jefferson T. Swearman, born near Accident, Md., May 19, 1876, died at Cuyahoga Falls, O., March 27, 1942, at the age of 65 years, 10 months and 8 days. He located in Salisbury, Pa., in his early manho …

Sources (3)

  • Jefferson Smearman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jefferson Smearman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jefferson T Smearman, "United States Census, 1920"

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