Harrison Lee Smith

21 October 1888–21 May 1967 (Age 78)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Harrison Lee

When Harrison Lee Smith was born on 21 October 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Wilford Fowles Smith, was 26 and his mother, Louisa Preece, was 24. He lived in Vernal Utah Temple, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 30 years. He died on 21 May 1967, in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Fowles Smith
Louisa Preece
Wilford Roland Smith
Harrison Lee Smith
Luella Smith
Louise Smith
Eugene George Smith
Gladys Smith

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 8

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Harrison L Smith in household of Wilford F Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harry L Smith in household of Wilford Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry Smith in household of Wilfred F Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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