Joseph Peter Smith

22 August 1887–23 July 1980 (Age 92)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Peter

When Joseph Peter Smith was born on 22 August 1887, in Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Roelf Smit, was 32 and his mother, Janna Jennie Pesman, was 31. He married Gertrude Sikkema on 3 June 1907, in Morrison, Whiteside, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hartland Township, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1940 and Wonder Lake, McHenry, Illinois, United States for about 1 years. He died on 23 July 1980, in Woodstock, McHenry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Woodstock, McHenry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Peter Smith
Gertrude Sikkema
Marriage: 3 June 1907
Peter L Smith
Guy Joseph Smith
Arthur Smith
Gladys H Smith
Ruth J Smith
Marvin John Smith
Harold George Smith
Vernon Louis Smith
Donald D Smith
Bette Smith
Gertrude J Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1907Morrison, Whiteside, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 3
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1892 · The Chicago Canal
    Age 5
    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 25
    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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    Sources (20)

    • Joseph Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Joseph P Smith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • Joseph P Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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