Ellwood Smith

20 October 1850–13 June 1853 (Age 2)
Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Ellwood

When Ellwood Smith was born on 20 October 1850, in Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, John Pearson Smith, was 38 and his mother, Jane Hart Opdycke, was 35. He died on 13 June 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 2, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Pearson Smith
Jane Hart Opdycke
Albert Smith
Theodore Augustas Smith
Mary Frances Smith
George Opdyke Smith
Ella Smith
Ellwood Smith
John Pearson Smith

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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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  • Ellwood Smith, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Ellwood Smith, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Ellwood Smith, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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