Frances Emeline Smith

1847–
Steuben, Steuben, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Frances Emeline

When Frances Emeline Smith was born in 1847, in Steuben, Steuben, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Samuel Smith, was 44 and her mother, Amy Sally Wilcox, was 42. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Marcus Milligan. She lived in Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States in 1855 and Bath, Steuben, New York, United States in 1865. She was buried in West Taghkanic, Taghkanic, Columbia, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marcus Milligan
1851–
Frances Emeline Smith
1847–
Robert Milligan
1875–
Lucy A. Milligan
1877–1966

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World Events (8)

1863
Age 16
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 16
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 34
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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

Possible Related Names

Smithe
Smither
Smithey
Smyth
Smythe
McGowan
Smead
Faber

Sources (4)

  • Emeline Smith in household of Joseph S Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Frances E Smith in household of Joseph A Smith, "New York State Census, 1855"

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