Ida Elizabeth Smith

1 August 1860–11 June 1949 (Age 88)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Ida Elizabeth

When Ida Elizabeth Smith was born on 1 August 1860, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Henry Smith, was 47 and her mother, Susannah Jex, was 40. She married James W Gittins on 26 March 1883, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Orenco, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1920. She died on 11 June 1949, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Honey Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James W Gittins
1860–1899
Ida Elizabeth Smith
1860–1949
Marriage: 26 March 1883
Gertrude Gittins
1884–1956
Bertha Gittins
1886–1910
Alta Gittins
1888–1917
Wilford Gittins
1894–1899

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1883Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils
    Age 1
    The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.
    1863
    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 24
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    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 (19)

    • Ida E Nesle in household of John Cross, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ida E Gettins, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ida E./Smith in entry for Walter R. Price and Gertrude R. Gittens, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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