Minerva A. Smith

14 December 1846–
Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of Minerva A.

When Minerva A. Smith was born on 14 December 1846, in Lee, Virginia, United States, her father, Wellington Smith, was 30 and her mother, Amanda Frances Nottingham, was 30. She lived in Scott, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Wellington Smith
1816–1863
Amanda Frances Nottingham
1816–1882
William M. Smith
1838–1864
Jerome C. Smith
1841–1843
Oscar F. Smith
1842–1897
Evaline Elizabeth Smith
1844–1931
Minerva A. Smith
1846–
Harriet Ellen Smith
1849–1925
Lavina D. Smith
1851–1941
Stephen Thomas Smith
1853–
Adelaide Newlee Smith
1855–1934
Seenella A Smith
1855–
Ernie M Smith
1857–
Martha Emma Smith
1858–1937
Eliza Virginia Smith
1859–
Mary Amanda Smith
1863–1888

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World Events (8)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 1

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
1863

Age 17

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

Age 35

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

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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  • Minerva Smith in household of Wellington Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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