Merly Smith

November 1890–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Merly

When Merly Smith was born in November 1890, in Indiana, United States, his father, Moses Smith, was 46 and his mother, Olive Diana Shawgo, was 35. He lived in Columbia Township, Whitley, Indiana, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Moses Smith
1844–1903
Olive Diana Shawgo
1855–1925
Annie E Smith
1875–
George Franklin Smith
1877–
Merly Smith
1890–

Parents and Siblings

    Moses Smith

    Male1844–1903Male

    Olive Diana Shawgo

    Female1855–1925Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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 16

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 33

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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  • Merly Smith in household of Moses Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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