Ellen M. Smart

Brief Life History of Ellen M.

When Ellen M. Smart was born on 22 June 1896, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Joseph Smart, was 28 and her mother, Bridget Rusk Murphy, was 29. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with James F. Buttomer Sr. She lived in Upham's Corner, Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. She died on 19 December 1985, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 89.

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James F. Buttomer Sr
Ellen M. Smart
Margaret C. Buttomer
Ellen T. Buttomer
James F. Buttomer Jr

Sources (8)

  • Ellen in household of John J, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellen Smart, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ellen M Smart, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English smert, smart ‘quick, prompt, brisk, vigorous’ (Old English smeart ‘stinging’, ‘painful’, from smeortan ‘to sting’). This name is widespread throughout England (especially Gloucestershire), Wales, and Scotland (mainly Angus).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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