Eugene Dee Smith

6 August 1868–
Tarboro, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Eugene Dee

When Eugene Dee Smith was born on 6 August 1868, in Tarboro, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Eugene Dee Smith, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Whitehurst Hanks, was 23. He married Mary Ellen Hardy on 19 August 1896, in Sauquoit, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Township 1 Tarboro, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Manlius, Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States for about 30 years.

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Eugene Dee Smith
Mary Ellen Hardy
Marriage: 19 August 1896
Elizabeth Ellen Smith

Spouse and Children

19 August 1896
Sauquoit, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Eugene Dee Smith


    Elizabeth Whitehurst Hanks




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 9

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 32

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Eugene Dee Smith in household of Jane Hanks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • E Dee Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugene D Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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