Ethel Smith

1894–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Ethel

Ethel Smith was born in 1894, in Indiana, United States as the daughter of Mary or Mollie Zwick. She married Raymond Hewitt on 31 March 1914, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States. She lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Raymond Hewitt
1889–
Ethel Smith
1894–
Marriage: 31 March 1914

Spouse and Children

    Raymond Hewitt

    Male1889–Male

    Female1894–Female

MARRIAGE
31 March 1914
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 12

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1927

Age 33

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (2)

  • Ethel Smith in household of Eden L Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel Smith in entry for Raymond Hewitt, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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