Eugene George Smith

21 August 1896–23 August 1984 (Age 88)
Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Eugene George

When Eugene George Smith was born on 21 August 1896, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Wilford Fowles Smith, was 34 and his mother, Louisa Preece, was 31. He married Gladys Marie Epps on 21 February 1921. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and San Gabriel Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 23 August 1984, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Eugene George Smith
1896–1984
Gladys Marie Epps
1901–1980
Marriage: 21 February 1921
James Haley
1920–2001
Virginia Lee Smith
1922–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1921
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 8
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (18)

    • Eugene George Smith in entry for Virginia Lee Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Eugene Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Eugene George Smith in entry for James Thomas Haley and Virginia Lee Smith, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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