Harvey Henderson Smith

Male6 June 1883–1926

Brief Life History of Harvey Henderson

When Harvey Henderson Smith was born on 6 June 1883, in Defiance, Shelby, Iowa, United States, his father, John Franklin Smith, was 34 and his mother, Mary Etta Newberry, was 25. He married Esther Fay Stewart on 16 November 1908. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Boone, Boone, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Lucerne, Kings, California, United States in 1910. He died in 1926, at the age of 43.

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Harvey Henderson Smith
Esther Fay Stewart
Marriage: 16 November 1908
Merlin Clayton Smith
Harvey Stewart Smith
Vernon Eugene Smith
Genevieve Ester Smith

Sources (8)

  • Harvey H Smith in household of John F Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harvey Henderson Smith - Government record: Military record or discharge: birth-name: Henderson Harvey, Smith
  • Henderson Harvey Smith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1908
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1893: Kings, California, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 13

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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