Florence Ella Smith

27 February 1905–14 October 1945 (Age 40)
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Florence Ella

When Florence Ella Smith was born on 27 February 1905, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States, her father, William D Smith, was 21 and her mother, Irene Demarest, was 18. She married Frederick Henry Louis Leubuscher about 1926. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States in 1930 and Essex Fells, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 1945, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Henry Louis Leubuscher
1906–1995
Florence Ella Smith
1905–1945
Marriage: about 1926
Mary Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Leubascher
1927–2022
Frederic Dow Leubuscher
1934–2019

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1926
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 1
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    1911
    Age 6
    The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.
    1916
    Age 11
    "During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

    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 (5)

    • Florence Lenbucher in household of Frederick C Lenbucher, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Florence Leubuscher in the Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967
    • Florence Smith in household of W D Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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