William H Smith

Brief Life History of William H

When William H Smith was born on 20 September 1867, in Marion, West Virginia, United States, his father, Isaac Calvin Smith, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Jane Whiteman, was 30. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Grant District, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 6 October 1890, in Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Martin Cemetery, Eldora, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Calvin Smith
1833–1891
Nancy Jane Whiteman
1837–1906
Dennis Jefferson Smith
1856–1931
John W Smith
1879–
Luther Calvin Smith
1859–1864
George T Smith
1860–1898
David Coleman Smith
1863–1950
Luther G Smith
1864–1866
Abel Elmer Smith
1865–
William H Smith
1867–1890
Charles Wesley Smith
1869–1945
Martha Jane Smith
1871–1873
Emeline Ellen Smith
1873–1958
Joshua V Smith
1875–1878
Eugenus Frank Smith
1877–
Walker M Smith
1878–1896

Sources (3)

  • William H Smith in household of Isaac Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm A. Smith, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Willie H Smith in household of Isaac Smith, "United States Census, 1870"

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1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

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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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