Lilia Smith

1 January 1850–27 October 1927 (Age 77)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lilia

Lilia Smith was born on 1 January 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. She died on 27 October 1927, in Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States, at the age of 77.

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James S Kershaw
1866–1914
Lilia Smith
1850–1927

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 13

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1883 · ""

Age 33

Historical Boundaries - 1883: Jackson, Oregon, United States

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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