Lela Smith

1881–23 October 1913 (Age 32)

The Life of Lela

Lela Smith was born in 1881 as the daughter of Vene Smith. She married Newton Milo Saiddlemeyer on 8 February 1905. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Knox, Albany, New York, United States in 1905. She died on 23 October 1913, at the age of 32.

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Newton Milo Saiddlemeyer
Lela Smith
Marriage: 8 February 1905
Ruth Saddlemire
Esther Saddlemire
Alta Saddlemire

Spouse and Children

8 February 1905


Parents and Siblings

    Vene Smith




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 0

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 9

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Lillie Saddlemire in household of Newton Saddlemire, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Lela Saddlemire in household of Newton M Saddlemire, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lela Smith in entry for Raymond V Packard and Ruth Saddlemire, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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