Joel Hough Smith

24 December 1824–25 July 1888 (Age 63)
Lee, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Joel Hough

When Joel Hough Smith was born on 24 December 1824, in Lee, Lee, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, William Orville Smith, was 24 and his mother, Rhoda Hough, was 22. He married Mary Davies about 1844, in Lee, Oneida, New York, United States. He lived in Bishop Creek Township, Inyo, California, United States in 1870 and Inyo, California, United States in 1880. He died on 25 July 1888, in Bishop, Inyo, California, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in West Line Street Cemetery, Bishop, Inyo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Hough Smith
Lovina Shepard
Marriage: 2 May 1847
Horace Marcellus Smith
Isabell Smith
Phebe Janetta Smith
Joel R Smith
Justin M Smith
Lovina I Smith
Rhoda L Smith
Genevieve Smith
Meredith Smith
Minnie Mary Smith

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  • Marriage
    2 May 1847Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed
    Age 10
    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Joel Hough Smith 1824-1888 Obit Info

    From Find A Grave: Birth: Dec. 24, 1824 Lee, Oneida County, New York, USA Death: Jul. 25, 1888 Bishop, Inyo County, California, USA Son of William Orville Smith & Rhoda Hough Married Lovina Shepard, …

    Sources (24)

    • Joel Smith in entry for Meredith Waterbury, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joael Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joel Smith in entry for Genevive Hilton, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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