Kenneth Harvey Smith

28 May 1879–18 November 1945 (Age 66)
San Marcos, Hays, Texas, United States

The Life of Kenneth Harvey

When Kenneth Harvey Smith was born on 28 May 1879, in San Marcos, Hays, Texas, United States, his father, John Michael Smith, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth J Neil, was 39. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hays, Texas, United States in 1880 and Blanco, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 18 November 1945, in Johnson City, Blanco, Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Johnson City Masonic Cemetery, Johnson City, Blanco, Texas, United States.

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John Michael Smith
Elizabeth J Neil
George Thomas Smith
Fannie Leona Smith
Tiffney M. Smith
Maggie Ann Smith
John Edwin Smith
Eva Virginia Smith
Charles Alvin Smith
Kenneth Harvey Smith
Jeffrey Clay Smith

Parents and Siblings

    John Michael Smith


    Elizabeth J Neil




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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 2

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

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.

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)

  • Harvey K Smith in household of John M Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Kinney Smith in household of John M Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Kenneth Harvey Smith, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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