John H. Smith

January 1851–23 July 1934 (Age 83)
Indiana, United States

The Life of John H.

When John H. Smith was born in January 1851, in Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph S. Smith, was 24 and his mother, Mary Louisa Rush, was 26. He married Cinderella Bolser in 1878. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ripley Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died on 23 July 1934, in Alamo, Ripley Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83.

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John H. Smith
Cinderella Bolser
Marriage: 1878
Margaretha M. Smith
Flora Bird Smith
Grover Smith
Carlton Flora Smith
Mary Smith
Katie Smith
Elsie Smith

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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 0

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • John H Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John H Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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