Caroline Augusta Smith

24 September 1850–22 December 1929 (Age 79)
Maccan, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Caroline Augusta

When Caroline Augusta Smith was born on 24 September 1850, in Maccan, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, John Nathaniel Smith, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Harrison, was 26. She married George Harrison Lewis on 19 November 1872, in South Brook, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 December 1929, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

George Harrison Lewis
Caroline Augusta Smith
Marriage: 19 November 1872
Clara Ada Lewis
Sarah Jane Lewis
Theresa Avill Lewis
Robert Speare Lewis
Benson Lewis
Wilson Wesley Lewis
Elizabeth B Lewis
Thomas H Lewis
James Alexander Lewis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1872South Brook, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 13
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    Age 21
    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    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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    Sources (46)

    • Caroline Smith in entry for Sarah Jane Lewis, "Canada, Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
    • Carroline Lewis in household of George H Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Caroline Smith in entry for Thomas D Butler and Elizabeth B Lewis, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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