Vilallas Smith

Brief Life History of Vilallas

When Vilallas Smith was born on 6 September 1851, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, his father, Norfleet Hight Smith, was 22 and his mother, Sidney N Beal, was 21. He married Lucy Jane Hazelton on 20 August 1874, in Lawrence, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Blair Township, Clay, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 2 February 1908, in Clay, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Old Union Cemetery, Blair Township, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vilallas Smith
1851–1908
Susan Emily Hardin
1860–1895
Marriage: 5 January 1879
Vitalis Jr. Smith
1880–
Emma Caroline Smith
1880–1881
Charles Smith
1881–
Bertha Mae Smith
1883–1947
Harry M. Smith
1885–1886
Leo E Smith
1888–
Blanch Smith
1890–1895
Ruth Lorene Smith
1893–1979

Sources (24)

  • Vitallis Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Vitalas Smith, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Vitalis Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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