Elbert Livingston Smith

Male30 January 1875–14 March 1943

Brief Life History of Elbert Livingston

When Elbert Livingston Smith was born on 30 January 1875, in Cuba, Republic, Kansas, United States, his father, George Thomas Benton Smith, was 37 and his mother, Sarah A Baird, was 29. He married Rose Alice Timmons on 30 October 1905, in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 March 1943, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elbert Livingston Smith
Rose Alice Timmons
Marriage: 30 October 1905
Viola Darlene Smith
Elberta Lorene Smith
Clarence Allen Smith
Eunice Leota Smith

Sources (20)

  • E L Smith, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Elbert L Smith, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Elbert Livingston Smith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1905Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 1

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

    Age 2

    The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 21

    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 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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