Smith

about 1857–
Calico Rock, Izard, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Smith

Smith was born about 1857, in Calico Rock, Izard, Arkansas, United States. He married Louisa Jane Russell about 1882, in Calico Rock, Izard, Arkansas, United States.

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Smith
1857–
Louisa Jane Russell
1861–1926
Marriage: about 1882

Spouse and Children

    Male1857–Male

    Louisa Jane Russell

    Female1861–1926Female

MARRIAGE
about 1882
Calico Rock, Izard, Arkansas, United States

World Events (3)

1861

Age 4

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 6

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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