Grace M. Smith

Brief Life History of Grace M.

When Grace M. Smith was born in October 1881, in New York, United States, her father, Charles Henry Smith, was 30 and her mother, Cora B. Comstock, was 26. She lived in Moravia, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Smith
1852–1892
Cora B. Comstock
1855–1942
Clinton Henry Smith
1874–1947
Clinton H. Smith
1874–1947
Grace M. Smith
1881–1953
Grace M. Smith
1881–
Hattie E. Smith
1884–
Charles Frederick Smtih
1892–1957

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  • Grace M Smith in household of Cora B Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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