Noah Edmund Smith

27 December 1849–18 November 1933 (Age 83)
Eliza, Eliza Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Noah Edmund

When Noah Edmund Smith was born on 27 December 1849, in Eliza, Eliza Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States, his father, Noah Edmund Smith Sr., was 32 and his mother, Catherine Fisher, was 33. He married Josephene Edwards on 9 March 1875, in Muscatine, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Eliza Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States for about 30 years and Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 18 November 1933, in Eliza, Eliza Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Eliza Creek Cemetery, Eliza Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noah Edmund Smith
Josephene Edwards
Marriage: 9 March 1875
Lesta Dell Smith
James Clarence Smith
Frank Leroy Smith
Leona Beatrice Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1875Muscatine, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 23
    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.

    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 (21)

    • Noah Smith in household of Calvin Furgerson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Noah Smith in household of Catharine Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Noah E Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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