Lavina D. Smith

1 December 1851–21 September 1941 (Age 89)
Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lavina D.

When Lavina D. Smith was born on 1 December 1851, in Lee, Virginia, United States, her father, Wellington Smith, was 35 and her mother, Amanda Frances Nottingham, was 35. She lived in Gate City, Scott, Virginia, United States for about 30 years and Bristol, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 21 September 1941, in Goodson, Washington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 89.

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Wellington Smith
Amanda Frances Nottingham
William M. Smith
Jerome C. Smith
Oscar F. Smith
Evaline Elizabeth Smith
Minerva A. Smith
Harriet Ellen Smith
Lavina D. Smith
Stephen Thomas Smith
Adelaide Newlee Smith
Seenella A Smith
Ernie M Smith
Martha Emma Smith
Eliza Virginia Smith
Mary Amanda Smith

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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 10

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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 (3)

  • Lavina Smith in household of Wellington Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lavina Smith in household of Peter King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lavinia D Smith in household of Peter R King, "United States Census, 1920"

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