Elizabeth Violet Smith

27 October 1842–17 February 1934 (Age 91)
Mentor Township, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Violet

When Elizabeth Violet Smith was born on 27 October 1842, in Mentor Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, her father, Elkanah Andrew Smith, was 24 and her mother, Harriet Elizabeth Card, was 23. She married John A. Butterfield on 14 October 1857, in Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Soda Springs, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Orting, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1930. She registered for military service in 1927. She died on 17 February 1934, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Orting Cemetery, Orting, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Goodwin
Elizabeth Violet Smith
Marriage: from January 1862 to December 1862
Flora Platt Goodwin
Samuel Levi Goodwin
Simeon Card Goodwin

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  • Marriage
    from January 1862 to December 1862Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries 1852: Lewis, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: Thurston, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: Pierce, Oregon Territory, United States 1853: Pierce, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Pierce, Washington, United States
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 24
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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 (26)

    • Violet McDonal in household of Levi McDonal, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Violet E Hollinsworth, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • Violet in entry for Flora P. Crane, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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