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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James Vincent Smiley
Sarah Ellen Plummer
Marriage: 21 October 1880
Frank Smiley
Lee Smiley
Fred B. Smiley
Ruth Isabell Smiley
Gladys Smiley

Spouse and Children

21 October 1880
Allen, Ohio, United States


    Frank Smiley




    Ruth Isabell Smiley



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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.

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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