Ernest Anderson Smith

28 December 1877–1948 (Age 70)
Cameron, Clinton, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ernest Anderson

When Ernest Anderson Smith was born on 28 December 1877, in Cameron, Clinton, Missouri, United States, his father, Anderson Best Smith, was 40 and his mother, Mary Frances Ashby, was 26. He married Lela Catherine Whitehead on 3 March 1906, in Clinton, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Deuel, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Swan Township, Holt, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died in 1948, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ovid Cemetery, Ovid, Sedgwick, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Anderson Smith
Lela Catherine Whitehead
Marriage: 3 March 1906
Loree Frances Smith
Foy Anderson Smith
Albert Ernest Smith
Roy Benton Smith

Spouse and Children

3 March 1906
Clinton, Missouri, United States


    Loree Frances Smith




    Foy Anderson Smith


    Albert Ernest Smith


    Roy Benton Smith


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Age 12

Historical Boundaries: 1889: Sedgwick, Colorado, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Earnest Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • E A Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ernest A Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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