Catharine Park

Kentucky, United States

The Life of Catharine

Catharine Park was born in 1822, in Kentucky, United States. She married Edward G Smith on 14 February 1845, in Kentucky Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Brown, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Glen Haven, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1860.

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Edward G Smith
Catharine Park
Marriage: 14 February 1845
Jane Smith
Susan E Smith
Cynthia Smith
Margaret Smith
Henry Harper Smith
Amanda Smith
Melvina Minnie Smith

Spouse and Children

    Edward G Smith



14 February 1845
Kentucky Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States


    Jane Smith


    Susan E Smith


    Cynthia Smith


    Margaret Smith


    Henry Harper Smith


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 7

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 8

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 38

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are:1. English and Scottish: from Middle English, Old French parc ‘park’; a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a park or a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a park. In the Middle Ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game. 2. English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin . 3. Swedish: ornamental name from park ‘park’. 4. Korean: variant of Pak .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Smith in household of Edward Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catherine Smith in household of Edward G Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Melvina Smith in household of Edward Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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