Rosa E Smith

1883–1954 (Age 71)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Rosa E

Rosa E Smith was born in 1883, in Michigan, United States. She lived in United States in 1930 and Wisconsin, United States in 1935. She died in 1954, at the age of 71, and was buried in High Bridge, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.

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Harold Edward Kerr
1893–1969
Rosa E Smith
1883–1954

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Rosa E Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rosa E Kerr in household of Harold E Kerr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rose Ellen Kerr, "Find A Grave Index"

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