Elda Laura Schmidt or Smith

6 July 1888–February 1986 (Age 97)
Harrison Township, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Elda Laura

When Elda Laura Schmidt or Smith was born on 6 July 1888, in Harrison Township, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Christian Schmidt or Smith, was 45 and her mother, Henrietta Wendt, was 42. She married Bruce Belmont Bradford about 1907, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States. She lived in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Danville, Des Moines, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in February 1986, in Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Lexington, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bruce Belmont Bradford
1882–1974
Elda Laura Schmidt or Smith
1888–1986
Marriage: about 1907

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World Events (8)

1889
Age 1
Montana is 41st state.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 2
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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 28
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

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. The German surname is found in many other parts of Europe, from Slovenia to Sweden.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Brockschmidt
Eisenhauer
Fabricius
Monasmith
Reinschmidt
Schmid
Schmidtke
Schmied
Schmieding
Schmit
Schmith
Schmitt
Schmitz
Smid
Smidt
Smit

Sources (11)

  • Elda Bradford in household of Bruce Bradford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elda Bradford in household of Bruce Bradford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elda Bradford in household of Bruce B Bradford, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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