Pauline Smith

–1987
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada

The Life of Pauline

Pauline Smith was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. She died in 1987, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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1869

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1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

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)

  • Helen Smith in entry for Nicholas James Polivka and Margaret Mary Fedder, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Helen Pauline Smith in entry for Mark Timothy Polivka, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"
  • Helen Pauline Smith in entry for Suzan Marie Polivka, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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