Frank Smith

Brief Life History of Frank

When Frank Smith was born in 1869, in Cuero, DeWitt, Texas, United States, his father, George Davis Smith, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Mitchell Coffin, was 27. He died in 1875, in Indianola, Calhoun, Texas, United States, at the age of 6.

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Family Time Line

George Davis Smith
1837–1900
Rebecca Mitchell Coffin
1842–1941
Alfred Smith
1862–1931
Lelia Coffin Smith
1863–1913
Mary Cecile Smith
1865–1957
Annie Elizabeth Smith
1868–1932
Frank Smith
1869–1875
Herbert Smith
1871–1875
Charles Smith
1873–1875
Isabel Smith
1875–1875
Addie May Smith
1877–
Gertrude Smith
1882–1974
Florence Lucille Smith
1886–1967
Lucile Smith
1894–

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  • Frank Smith in household of Geo D Smith, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (3)

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1870 · Giving all the right to vote

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

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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