Joseph Edward Smith

Male6 September 1880–31 December 1910

Brief Life History of Joseph Edward

When Joseph Edward Smith was born on 6 September 1880, in Summerside, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada, his father, John Nathaniel Smith, was 33 and his mother, Adelaide Victoria Rodenhiser, was 32. He lived in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881. He died on 31 December 1910, at the age of 30, and was buried in Dayspring, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Nathaniel Smith
1846–1924
Adelaide Victoria Rodenhiser
1848–1928
Adelaide Victoria Smith
1870–1961
Annie Gertrude Smith
1871–1934
Mary Smith
1871–
John Nathaniel Smith
1873–1955
Edmond Smith
1873–
Edward Smith
1873–
Emma Bertha Smith
1875–1963
James Lavinnes Smith
1877–1951
William Smith
1877–
Lily Leotine Smith
1880–1957
Joseph Edward Smith
1880–1910
Carrie Florence Smith
1882–1960
Eden Isaac Smith
1885–1959

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  • Joseph Smith in household of Nathaniel Smith, "Canada Census, 1881"

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World Events (1)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 29

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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