Ellen Smith

21 September 1877–29 December 1953 (Age 76)
Birmingham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Smith was born on 21 September 1877, in Birmingham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Henry Smith, was 25 and her mother, Ellen Beebe, was 23. She married Henry William Dixon on 24 February 1900, in Aston juxta Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 29 December 1953, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry William Dixon
Ellen Smith
Marriage: 24 February 1900
Florence Helen Dixon
Ethel May Dixon
Lillian Ruth Dixon
Henry William Dixon
Ernest Frederick Dixon
Frank Smith Dixon
Irene Edith Dixon
Philip John Dixon

Spouse and Children

    Henry William Dixon



24 February 1900
Aston juxta Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 19

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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Story Highlight

Birmingham Conference Record of Membership #585

Ellen Smith Dixon of 124 Sparkbrook, Solehull Rd Hampstead [Birmingham?] and Ernest Fredrick " emigrated to Zion Nov 26 1925 Irene Edith Dixon, emigrated to Zion Nov 26, 1925 Henry William Smith Sr, …

Sources (3)

  • Ellen Smith in household of John H Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Ellen Dixon in household of Ernest F Dixon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellen Dixon in household of Henry W Dixon, "United States Census, 1930"

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