Emma E Smith

Brief Life History of Emma E

When Emma E Smith was born in January 1860, in Marshall, Iowa, United States, her father, Seth Smith, was 28 and her mother, Martha Cumi Cooper, was 21. She married John H. Perry on 10 September 1878, in Gilman, Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Greencastle Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Jefferson Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 March 1883, in Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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John H. Perry
1852–1914
Emma E Smith
1860–1883
Marriage: 10 September 1878
Jesse Reed Perry
1879–1965

Sources (8)

  • Emma E Perry in household of John H Perry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma A. Smith, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Emma E Smith Perry, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

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.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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