Grace Edna Smith

16 September 1885–1953 (Age 67)
Artic, Troy Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States

The Life of Grace Edna

When Grace Edna Smith was born on 16 September 1885, in Artic, Troy Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States, her father, David Calvin Smith, was 30 and her mother, Catherine Anspaugh, was 30. She married Arthur Michel Thiel on 3 June 1906, in Williams, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in St. Joseph Township, Williams, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Edgerton, St. Joseph Township, Williams, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1953, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Michel Thiel
Grace Edna Smith
Marriage: 3 June 1906
Ilah M Thiel
Cleland Delose Thiel
Cloyce Arthur Thiel

Spouse and Children

3 June 1906
Williams, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Calvin Smith


    Catherine Anspaugh





    John Peter Smith


    Charles W. Smith


    Fredrick Smith



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Grace E Smith in household of David Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • 1910 Grace Thiel in household of Arthur Thiel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • 1920 Grace E Thiel in household of Arthur N Thiel, "United States Census, 1920"

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