Edward Franklin Smith

15 June 1898–29 January 1980 (Age 81)
Hamburg, Hamburg Precinct, Calhoun, Illinois, United States

The Life of Edward Franklin

When Edward Franklin Smith was born on 15 June 1898, in Hamburg, Hamburg Precinct, Calhoun, Illinois, United States, his father, Eugene Smith, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Howland, was 33. He died on 29 January 1980, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hamburg, Hamburg Precinct, Calhoun, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eugene Smith
Sarah Elizabeth Howland
Ephraim Smith
Ida Vaeara Smith
Michael H. Smith
William Abbitt Smith
Carrie Victoria Smith
Jeanetta N. Smith
Moses Joshua Smith
Henry Clay Smith
Minerva Gertrude Smith Dirksmeyer
Edward Franklin Smith
Raymound Lemuel Smith
John Logan Smith

Parents and Siblings

    Eugene Smith


    Sarah Elizabeth Howland




    Ephraim Smith


    Ida Vaeara Smith




    Carrie Victoria Smith


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 12

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 22

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Edward Smith in household of Eugene Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Franklin Smith - birth: 15 June 1898; Hamburg, Calhoun, Illinois, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Franklin Smith - birth: 15 June 1898; Hamburg, Calhoun, Illinois, United States

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