Rev Dolphus Smith

Brief Life History of Dolphus

When Rev Dolphus Smith was born on 31 May 1847, in Lafayette, Stark, Illinois, United States, his father, William B. Smith, was 31 and his mother, Nancy McNaught, was 24. He married Sydney H Deane on 26 December 1878, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lynn Township, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 October 1927, in Howard Lake, Wright, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Rev Dolphus Smith
Sydney H Deane
Marriage: 26 December 1878
Arthur John Smith
Mary F Smith

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  • Dolphus Smith in household of Wm B Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dolphus Smith, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Rev Dolphus Smith, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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Historical Boundaries: 1855: Wright, Minnesota Territory, United States 1858: Wright, Minnesota, United States


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

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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