Elizabeth Smith

April 1849–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Smith was born in April 1849, in Massachusetts, United States. She married John Colby Wheeler on 14 June 1867, in Brown, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Greenfield Township, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1880 and New Haven Township, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

John Colby Wheeler
1843–1919
Elizabeth Smith
1849–
Marriage: 14 June 1867
Edna Mabel Wheeler
1868–
Gertrude A Wheeler
1871–1933
Albert Benjamin Wheeler
1877–1943
Lola Van Tine Wheeler
1882–1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 June 1867
Brown, Ohio, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 11

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Elizabeth Wheeler in household of Colby Wheeler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth Wheeler in household of John C Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Wheeler in household of John C Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"

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