Sarah Leonie Smith

Brief Life History of Sarah Leonie

When Sarah Leonie Smith was born on 26 February 1888, in Alabama, United States, her father, Meriman Smith, was 57 and her mother, Margaret Steen, was 31. She married Samuel Oliver Harrington on 1 March 1906, in Shelby, Shelby, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lamar, Randolph, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 4 Lamar, Randolph, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 24 February 1985, in Randolph, Alabama, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Woodland, Randolph, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Oliver Harrington
1880–1951
Sarah Leonie Smith
1888–1985
Marriage: 1 March 1906
Annie L Harrington
1907–1993
Carl Christopher Harrington
1912–1990
George Herbert Harrington
1916–1977
Claudie Mae Harrington
1919–2007
Millard J Harrington
1924–1988
Mary Ezell Harrington
1925–2011

Sources (8)

  • Leonie Harrington in household of Sam Harrington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leona, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Leonie Harrington, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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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.

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