Judson Allen Smith

6 April 1871–31 May 1949 (Age 78)
Spring Garden, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Judson Allen

When Judson Allen Smith was born on 6 April 1871, in Spring Garden, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin P. Smith, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Evaline Shirley, was 29. He married Lina Mace on 30 October 1894, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Ina, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Moores Prairie Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 31 May 1949, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Smith Cemetery, Belle Rive, Jefferson, Illinois, United States.

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Judson Allen Smith
Lina Mace
Marriage: 30 October 1894
Harl Evan Smith
Clyde Drurrie Smith

Spouse and Children

30 October 1894
Jefferson, Illinois, United States



    Clyde Drurrie Smith


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 21

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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)

  • Judd Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Judd A Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Judd A Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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