Lavousier Lawrence Smith

Male8 April 1907–about 1990

Brief Life History of Lavousier Lawrence

When Lavousier Lawrence Smith was born on 8 April 1907, in Tylertown, Walthall, Mississippi, United States, his father, Pedro Zeno Quevedor Smith, was 37 and his mother, Henrietta Pittman, was 25. He married Ruby Lee Heinecke on 2 October 1930, in Fort Bend Land District, Texas, United States. He lived in Beat 4, Copiah, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died about 1990, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 84.

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Lavousier Lawrence Smith
1907–about 1990
Ruby Lee Heinecke
Marriage: 2 October 1930

Sources (6)

  • Lawrence L Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lavousier Lawrence Smith - Individual or family possessions: birth: 8 April 1907; Tylertown, Walthall, Mississippi, United States
  • Laurence L Smith, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1930Fort Bend Land District, Texas, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

    Age 7

    Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.


    Age 22

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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