Iva E. Smith

Brief Life History of Iva E.

When Iva E. Smith was born on 5 February 1878, in Boston, Boston Township, Summit, Ohio, United States, her father, John Homer Smith, was 23 and her mother, Ellen Dickenson, was 21. She married Charlie Sansburry on 22 January 1901, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Hudson, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1930. In 1930, at the age of 52, her occupation is listed as gift & card sales in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States. She died on 23 April 1956, at the age of 78.

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Charlie Sansburry
1877–
Iva E. Smith
1878–1956
Marriage: 22 January 1901
Emma May Sandsberry
1902–1959

Sources (8)

  • Iva Sandsberry in household of Charles Sandsberry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Iva E. Smith, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Iva E Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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