Frederick Earl Smith

18 December 1877–13 July 1929 (Age 51)

The Life of Frederick Earl

When Frederick Earl Smith was born on 18 December 1877, in Canada, his father, Charles Smith, was 50 and his mother, Mary Jane Irvin, was 38. He lived in Detroit Ward 1, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Detroit Ward 10, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 13 July 1929, in Milford, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 51.

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Charles Smith
Mary Jane Irvin
Charles H. Smith
Joe Smith
George Smith
Mary Christina Smith
Sidney Smith
Thomas M Smith
Ada Ann Smith
Mac B Smith
Frederick Earl Smith
Edith Elma Smith
Elmira Smith

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Smith





    Charles H. Smith




    Mary Christina Smith



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

Age 4

During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, "Stove Capital of the World."
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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.

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)

  • Fredric Smith in household of Charles Smith, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Frederich E Smith in household of Charles Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frederick E Smith in household of Thos M Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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