Jessie E Smith

12 September 1880–29 March 1911 (Age 30)
New Maryland, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Jessie E

When Jessie E Smith was born on 12 September 1880, in New Maryland, York, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Melvin Smith, was 42 and her mother, Susannah Elvira Phillips, was 36. She married William Eldon Nason on 22 June 1904, in New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 29 March 1911, in her hometown, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

William Eldon Nason
Jessie E Smith
Marriage: 22 June 1904
Vernon Melvin Nason
Bernice Ethel Nason
Jennie Tracy Nason

Spouse and Children

22 June 1904
New Brunswick, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    Melvin Smith


    Susannah Elvira Phillips




    Frank Benjamin Smith


    William Henry Smith



World Events (1)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 21

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

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)

  • Jessie Smith in entry for Vernon Melvin Nason, "Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920"
  • Jessie Smith in entry for Vernon Melvin Nason and Gladys Briffett, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Jessie Smith in entry for John Irvine Morgan and Bernice Ethel Nason, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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