Goldie Etta Smith

18 June 1916–1 November 2005 (Age 89)
Tylertown, Walthall, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Goldie Etta

When Goldie Etta Smith was born on 18 June 1916, in Tylertown, Walthall, Mississippi, United States, her father, Pedro Zeno Quevedor Smith, was 46 and her mother, Henrietta Pittman, was 35. She married Fredie Lee Dixon in 1941. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Beat 2, Walthall, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 1 November 2005, in Escondido, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Fredie Lee Dixon
Goldie Etta Smith
Marriage: 1941
Gerald Edwin Dixon
M. Deanne Dixon

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 9

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1940 · The Lock and Dam System is Completed

Age 24

A lock and dam system is a system that allows boats to go from one water level to another either up or down and the boats continue going through each until they get to the end. There are 29 on the Mississippi River.

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)

  • Golda Smith in household of Pedro Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Golda Smith in household of Pedro Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Golda Smith in household of Pedro Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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