Eliza Smith

1841–Female
Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Smith was born in 1841, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, William Burgess Smith, was 38 and her mother, Gabriella Farrenn, was 35.

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Family Time Line

William Burgess Smith
1803–1850
Gabriella Farrenn
1806–1850
Nancy Jane Smith
1825–1894
Austin Smith
1826–1849
Issac Smith
1830–1899
Sally Ann Smith
1832–
William Jefferson Smith
1834–
James Henry Smith
1834–1908
Caroline Smith
1838–
Margaret Frances Smith
1839–1839
Eliza Smith
1841–
Lucinda Frances Smith
1842–1912
John Thomas Smith
1845–

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1863

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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