Harriet Lucella Smith

30 August 1875–11 June 1958 (Age 82)
Fresno, Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Harriet Lucella

When Harriet Lucella Smith was born on 30 August 1875, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, her father, Joseph L Smith, was 28 and her mother, Luella Belle Welch, was 17. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Fredrick B. Levitt. She lived in South Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 11 June 1958, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Fredrick B. Levitt
Harriet Lucella Smith
Edward G Levitt
Floyd Raymond Levitt
Homer J Levitt
Ruth Levitt

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Joseph L Smith


    Luella Belle Welch





    William Joseph Smith


    Elmer Leon Smith


    Myrtle Levena Smith


World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 16

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

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)

  • Harriett L Levitt in household of Frederick B Levitt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hattie Levitt in household of Frederick B Levitt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harriett L Levitt in household of Fredrick B Levitt, "United States Census, 1910"

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