Samuel Sylvester Smith

2 June 1895–6 November 1975 (Age 80)
Dunraven, Middletown, Delaware, New York, United States

The Life of Samuel Sylvester

When Samuel Sylvester Smith was born on 2 June 1895, in Dunraven, Middletown, Delaware, New York, United States, his father, Olney Smith, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Burgher, was 28. He lived in Middletown, Delaware, New York, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 6 November 1975, in Margaretville, Middletown, Delaware, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sanford Cemetery, Margaretville, Middletown, Delaware, New York, United States.

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Olney Smith
Margaret Burgher
Irving Smith
Maurice Smith
Florence Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Dorothy Smith
Samuel Sylvester Smith
Harold J Smith
Florence Burgher
Morgan Garrison Smith
Lloyd Montross Smith
Edmond Smith
Selwyn Burgher Smith

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 9

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Samuel Smith in household of Olney M Smith, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Samuel Smith in household of Olney Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Smith in household of Olney Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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