Ambrose Francis Smith

Male28 July 1910–1 June 1976

Brief Life History of Ambrose Francis

When Ambrose Francis Smith was born on 28 July 1910, in Twin Lakes, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, his father, Michael James Smith, was 54 and his mother, Bridget E Callahan, was 37. He had at least 5 sons and 1 daughter with Lillian Florence Neist. He lived in Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1920 and Freeborn, Minnesota, United States in 1935. He died on 1 June 1976, in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Saint Theodores Cemetery, Albert Lea Township, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States.

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Ambrose Francis Smith
Lillian Florence Neist
Charles William Smith
James Michael Smith
Raymond Francis Smith
Patrick Jerome Smith
Linda Marie Smith
Dennis Leroy Smith

Sources (15)

  • Ambrose F Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ambrose Smith, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"
  • Ambrose Frances Smith, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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Children (6)

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World Events (8)

1911 · County-Busting

Age 1

In an event called the county-busting craze that took place from 1911-1925, twenty-five new counties were made in Montana

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.


Age 19

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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