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Benjamin Eli Smith

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
1. Benjamin Eli Smith Marker
Inscription.
Benjamin Eli Smith AM LHD
Editor of the
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
By his plan and under his direction work upon the Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia was begun in 1882 refusing then the title of Editor he was authorized to engage Prof. William Dwight Whitney to fill that position and as Managing Editor until 1894 contributed largely to the actual definition of words therafter as Editor-in-chief he completed enlarged and twicw revised the work.
Born Feb. 7, 1857 in Beirut Syria
Died Feb. 24, 1913 in New Rochelle N.Y.
Son of
Eli and Mehitable Simpkins Butler Smith
Humanist and Philosopher a delightful American he gave to his work and to service the devotion of a fine and versatile life
and in loving memory of his wife
Cornelia Gray Shelton
Born Aug. 20, 1853 in Birmingham, Conn.
Died May 6, 1936 in New Haven, Conn.
Daughter of
George Wellington and Margaret Gray
Atwood Shelton

 
Location. 41° 18.909′ N, 72° 55.726′ W. Marker is in New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from Grove Street near High Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Grove Street Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 Grove Street, New Haven CT 06511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
2. Benjamin Eli Smith Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eli Smith (here, next to this marker); Edward Robinson Smith (here, next to this marker); Walter Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Noah Lane Farnham (within shouting distance of this marker); John Gamble Kirkwood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pelatiah Perit (about 300 feet away); Ithiel Town (about 500 feet away); Theodore Dwight Woolsey (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Haven.
 
Also see . . .
1. Benjamin Eli Smith on Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Century Dictionary on Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Benjamin Eli Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
3. Benjamin Eli Smith Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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