Orville F Smith

Male13 June 1869–10 December 1950

Brief Life History of Orville F

When Orville F Smith was born on 13 June 1869, in Harrison, Kentucky, United States, his father, David F. Smith, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Frances Florence, was 20. He married Talitha Batson Florence in 1891, in Buena Vista, Harrison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Sylvandell, Harrison, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 3 Sylvandell, Harrison, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 10 December 1950, in Scott, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 81.

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Orville F Smith
Talitha Batson Florence
Marriage: 1891
Virgil Smith
Sabina Elizabeth Smith

Sources (11)

  • Orville Smith in household of David Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Orville F. Smith, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Orville F. Smith, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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  • Marriage
    1891Buena Vista, Harrison, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries 1873: Sylvan Dell, Harrison, Kentucky, United States 1894: Sylvandell, Harrison, Kentucky, United States

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 23

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    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.

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