David Eugene Smith

Male21 January 1860–29 July 1944

Brief Life History of David Eugene

When David Eugene Smith was born on 21 January 1860, in Cortland, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, Abram P Smith, was 28 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Bronson, was 22. He married Fanny Taylor on 19 January 1887, in Cortland, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1933 and lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1910 and New York City, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 29 July 1944, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cortland, Cortland, New York, United States.

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David Eugene Smith
Fanny Taylor
Marriage: 19 January 1887

Sources (25)

  • Eugene Smith in entry for Alice M Smith, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • David E Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David E Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 January 1887Cortland, New York, United States
  • Children (1)

      Female1889–1889 Female

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1864 · Champs-Élysées  Avenue

    Age 4

    Champs-Élysées is over 6,000 feet long and over 200 feet wide. The name is French for Elysian Fields were in Greek mythology was the paradise for the dead heroes. It is one of the oldest avenues in France and is also the location of the Arc de Triomphe. 

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 22

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    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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