Samuel Wyatt Smith

1854–1926 (Age 71)
Washington, Missouri, United States

The Life of Samuel Wyatt

When Samuel Wyatt Smith was born on 21 August 1854, in Washington, Missouri, United States, his father, Daniel J. Smith, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Ann Hall, was 22. He married Pernita in 1878, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Carroll Township, Reynolds, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Westville, Adair, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 8 May 1926, at the age of 71, and was buried in Bunker, Reynolds, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Wyatt Smith
Marriage: 1878
Sarah J. Smith

Spouse & Children

Missouri, United States


  • Sarah J. Smith


Parents & Siblings

  • Daniel J. Smith


  • Sarah Ann Hall




  • William H. Smith


  • Nancy Ann Smith


  • Hiram Mortimer Smith


  • Male1854–1926Male

  • Mary Catherine Smith


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

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

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel W Smith in household of Dan J Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samul W Smith in household of Daniel Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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