Lula Mary Smith

7 March 1870–14 September 1954 (Age 84)
Avena Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lula Mary

Lula Mary Smith was born on 7 March 1870, in Avena Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States. She married Thomas Franklin Heckert on 28 August 1892, in Saint Elmo, Fayette, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Avena, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 14 September 1954, in Saint Elmo, Fayette, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Saint Elmo, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Franklin Heckert
Lula Mary Smith
Marriage: 28 August 1892
Charlotte Mary Heckert

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Franklin Heckert



28 August 1892
Saint Elmo, Fayette, Illinois, United States


World Events (8)


Age 1

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Lulu Heckert in household of Thomas Heckert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lulu M. Heckert in entry for Thomas Franklin Heckert, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Lulu M Heckert, "Find A Grave Index"

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