Joseph T. Smith M.D.

29 November 1830–26 September 1907 (Age 76)
Frederick, Maryland, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph T.

When Joseph T. Smith M.D. was born on 29 November 1830, in Frederick, Maryland, United States, his father, John Tune Smith, was 28 and his mother, Esther Stroude Cheyney, was 26. He married Maria Ann Ramsay on 13 December 1855, in Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Collinwood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 26 September 1907, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Joseph T. Smith M.D.
1830–1907
Maria Ann Ramsay
1831–1892
Marriage: 13 December 1855
Charles William Smith
1858–1944
John Clayton Smith
1863–
Francis Joseph Smith
1867–1873
Martha Marie Smith
1874–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1855Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 18
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 27
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (7)

    • Joseph T Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • J. F. Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Joseph T Smith in entry for Charles W Smith and Eva Marie Tremmel, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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