Elsie Kate Smith

8 March 1888–14 April 1963 (Age 75)
Woodburn, Clarke, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elsie Kate

When Elsie Kate Smith was born on 8 March 1888, in Woodburn, Clarke, Iowa, United States, her father, Chester Burton Smith, was 40 and her mother, Harriet Miller, was 35. She married James Albert Wilkins on 1 September 1908, in Clarke, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Liberty Township, Clarke, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Doyle Township, Clarke, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 14 April 1963, in Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bethel Chapel Cemetery, Liberty Township, Clarke, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Albert Wilkins
1888–1961
Elsie Kate Smith
1888–1963
Marriage: 1 September 1908
Chester James Wilkins
1909–1997
Beatrice W Wilkins
1918–
Dortha Aldora Wilkins
1911–2006
Charles Arthur Wilkins
1913–1979
Vera Bernita Wilkins
1915–2011
Beatrice Jauneita Wilkins
1917–2015
Clarence Edward Wilkins
1920–1944
Vernard Franklin Wilkins
1923–1983
Bernice Evelyn Wilkins
1925–1985
Edna Gretchen Wilkins
1928–2008
Edith Gwyndlin Wilkins
1928–
Gerald Dwight Wilkins
1930–
Raymond Burdell Wilkins
1933–1999

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 September 1908
Clarke, Iowa, United States
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Chester Burton Smith

    Male1847–1912Male

    Harriet Miller

    Female1852–1923Female

siblings

(7)

    Mary Alice Smith

    Female1874–1908Female

    Annie Martha Smith

    Female1876–1910Female

    Minnie M. Smith

    Female1879–1897Female

    Male1883–1966Male

    Lieucelia "Celia" Smith

    Female1885–1905Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Elsie Wilkins in household of J A Wilkins, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Elsie H Wilkins in household of James A Wilkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elsie Wilkins in household of J Albert Wilkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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