Harvey Moses Smith

19 May 1895–15 October 1971 (Age 76)
Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life of Harvey Moses

When Harvey Moses Smith was born on 19 May 1895, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States, his father, Levi F. Smith, was 43 and his mother, Loey A. Farmer, was 35. He married Mildred M Brown on 8 October 1923, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 15 October 1971, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Webster Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Moses Smith
1895–1971
Mildred M Brown
1902–1994
Marriage: 8 October 1923
Elaine Marguerite Smith
1924–2011
Janette Smith
1932–
Merle Smith
1934–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 October 1923
Maine, United States
children

(3)

    Elaine Marguerite Smith

    Female1924–2011Female

    Janette Smith

    Female1932–Female

    Merle Smith

    Male1934–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Levi F. Smith

    Male1851–1911Male

    Loey A. Farmer

    Female1860–1943Female

siblings

(3)

    Bert Levi Smith

    Male1880–1966Male

    Fordyce B Smith

    Male1892–1981Male

    Male1895–1971Male

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 3

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Harvey M Smith in household of Levi F Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harvey M Smith in household of Levi F Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harvey M Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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