Samuel Francis Neslen Smith

14 August 1858–7 December 1925 (Age 67)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Francis Neslen

When Samuel Francis Neslen Smith was born on 14 August 1858, in New York, United States, his father, Henry Smith, was 45 and his mother, Susannah Jex, was 38. He married Eliza Ellen Greenwood on 6 June 1896, in Shelby, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Grove Township, Shelby, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 7 December 1925, in Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Galland's Grove, Shelby, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Francis Neslen Smith
1858–1925
Eliza Ellen Greenwood
1871–1948
Marriage: 6 June 1896
George Henry Smith
1897–1998
Opal Pearl Smith
1900–1975
Emma Violet Smith
1909–1996
Evelyn France Smith
1911–2001

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 June 1896Shelby, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 9
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
    1867
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1867: Harrison, Iowa, United States
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 18
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (24)

    • Saml F Nesle in household of John Cross, "United States Census, 1870"
    • S F N Smith, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • S F N Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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