Rose E. Smith

Brief Life History of Rose E.

When Rose E. Smith was born on 25 June 1865, in Perham, Aroostook, Maine, United States, her father, William L Smith, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Ann Phinney, was 32. She married William H. Ballard on 20 March 1881. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 8 June 1938, in Washburn, Aroostook, Maine, United States, at the age of 72.

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William H. Ballard
Rose E. Smith
Marriage: 20 March 1881
Alice May Ballard
Harry Franklin Ballard
Leroy V. Ballard
William H Ballard
Arnold Lermont Ballard
Bernice Emma Ballard
Frank Wilson Ballard
Floyd Herman Ballard
Hannah Isobel Ballard
Charles Melvin Ballard
George Leslie Ballard
Wilber E Ballard
Mona Greenleaf Ballard

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  • Rose E Smith in household of N J Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rose E. Smith, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Rose E Smith in entry for Ballard and Crouse, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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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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