James Vincent Smiley

2 February 1853–21 December 1943 (Age 90)
Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of James Vincent

When James Vincent Smiley was born on 2 February 1853, in Ross, Ohio, United States, his father, William Smiley, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ann Stevenson, was 26. He married Sarah Ellen Plummer on 21 October 1880, in Allen, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1943. He died on 21 December 1943, in Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Vincent Smiley
1853–1943
Sarah Ellen Plummer
1856–1948
Marriage: 21 October 1880
Frank Smiley
1884–1906
Lee Smiley
1889–1960
Fred B. Smiley
1891–1966
Ruth Isabell Smiley
1894–1919
Gladys Smiley
1896–1992

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 October 1880
Allen, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    Frank Smiley

    Male1884–1906Male

    Male1889–1960Male

    Male1891–1966Male

    Ruth Isabell Smiley

    Female1894–1919Female

    Female1896–1992Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 7

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 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 28

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: of uncertain origin; probably a variant spelling of Smillie , but perhaps a habitational name, a variant of Smalley , or a nickname from Middle English smile ‘smile’, ‘grin’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James V Smiley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Smiley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James V Smiley, "United States Census, 1940"

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