Martha Lois Smith

December 1873–23 December 1927 (Age 54)
Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Martha Lois

When Martha Lois Smith was born in December 1873, in Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States, her father, Washington Smith, was 37 and her mother, Harriet Lois Skinner, was 26. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with William E Coolidge. She lived in Dawes Township, Thurston, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Rosalie, Thurston, Nebraska, United States in 1920. She died on 23 December 1927, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States.

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William E Coolidge
Martha Lois Smith
Theda Louise Coolidge
Ruth Harriett Coolidge
William Henry Coolidge

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Washington Smith


    Harriet Lois Skinner




    Nellie Smith



    Louise C Smith


    Glenn Washington Smith


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 11

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 17

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.

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)

  • Martha L Cooledge in household of William Cooledge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha L Coolidge in household of Wm Coolidge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha L Coolidge in household of William E Coolidge, "United States Census, 1900"

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