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
Elsie Kate Smith
Marriage: 1 September 1908
Chester James Wilkins
Beatrice W Wilkins
Dortha Aldora Wilkins
Charles Arthur Wilkins
Vera Bernita Wilkins
Beatrice Jauneita Wilkins
Clarence Edward Wilkins
Vernard Franklin Wilkins
Bernice Evelyn Wilkins
Edna Gretchen Wilkins
Edith Gwyndlin Wilkins
Gerald Dwight Wilkins
Raymond Burdell Wilkins

Spouse and Children

1 September 1908
Clarke, Iowa, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Chester Burton Smith


    Harriet Miller




    Mary Alice Smith


    Annie Martha Smith


    Minnie M. Smith



    Lieucelia "Celia" Smith


+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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