Conrad Smith

1866 - 1943

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Conrad Smith

1866 - 1943
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This information comes from a cousin of my paternal grandmother’s, and my aunt Charlene is responsible for making contact with her. Conrad Smith was born 29 Dec 1866 and his mother died on 2 June 1868. Conrad would have been only 15 months old at the time. She probably died in childbirth. If so, I

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Conrad Smith

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Elko City Cemetery

775 Cedar St
Elko, Elko, Nevada
United States
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sjwilk2001

June 21, 2012
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June 20, 2012

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Contributor: sjwilk2001 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

This information comes from a cousin of my paternal grandmother’s, and my aunt Charlene is responsible for making contact with her. Conrad Smith was born 29 Dec 1866 and his mother died on 2 June 1868. Conrad would have been only 15 months old at the time. She probably died in childbirth. If so, I assume the child did not survive either. Conrad Smith is listed at age 3 in the 1870 census as living in Union, Johnson, Iowa with Margaret Long and family. The 1880 census has him at age 13 in Newark Valley, White Pine, Nevada with Charles and Maggie Mar. He is referred to as an ‘adopted’ son. By 1990 he is listed in Lamoille, Nevada at which time he is married and is listed as a farmer/rancher. We are told (by the cousin) that as a young man, he also sold milk for a dairy in Elko. It appears that at his mother’s death, the Long family took Conrad in. They had property adjoining his father’s property in Iowa. His siblings could stay under their father’s care but different arrangements had to be made for such a young child. Margaret Long had a daughter named Margaret who married Charles Mar. It appears that when the Mar’s moved west, Conrad went with them. Although he was listed as adopted, there was no name change for Conrad Smith and there hasn’t been any record of adoption located. It was probably not an actual legal adoption.

Life timeline of Conrad Smith

1866
Conrad Smith was born in 1866
Conrad Smith was 11 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Conrad Smith was 22 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
Conrad Smith was 25 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Conrad Smith was 37 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Conrad Smith was 51 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Conrad Smith was 62 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Conrad Smith was 64 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Conrad Smith died in 1943 at the age of 77
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