Asa Douglas Smoyer

Male14 October 1885–February 1958

Brief Life History of Asa Douglas

When Asa Douglas Smoyer was born on 14 October 1885, in Lehighton, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Elmer Smoyer, was 21 and his mother, Emma Meyers, was 17. He married Icy Mabel Reed on 24 December 1907, in Noble, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Kendallville, Wayne Township, Noble, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died in February 1958, in Palm Beach, Dade, Florida, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam, Noble Township, Noble, Indiana, United States.

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Asa Douglas Smoyer
Icy Mabel Reed
Marriage: 24 December 1907
Walter Milton Smoyer

Sources (15)

  • Asa D Smoyer in household of Elmer Smoyer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Asa D Smoyer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Asa Douglas Smoyer, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    24 December 1907Noble, Indiana, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1887 · The Michelson-Morley Experiment

    Age 2

    In an attempt to detect a medium of space called aether, Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley started to experiment to see if there was any relative motion of matter through light waves. The result was negative and is generally considered to be the first strong evidence against the aether theory. Even though it has failed multiple times, the same type of experiment has been repeated many times with higher amounts of sensitivity to the sensors.

    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

    Age 21

    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

    Name Meaning

    Variant of Schmoyer , a surname of German origin.

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

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