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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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)

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. 
1863

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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