Lavousier Lawrence Smith

8 April 1907–about 1990 (Age 82)
Tylertown, Walthall, Mississippi, United States

The Life 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 83.

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Family Time Line

Lavousier Lawrence Smith
1907–1990
Ruby Lee Heinecke
1911–2008
Marriage: 2 October 1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 October 1930
Fort Bend Land District, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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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.
1929

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: 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)

  • Lawrence L Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lavouisa Smith in household of Pedro Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laurence L Smith, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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