Goldie Etta Smith

Brief Life History 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 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1950. 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

Sources (10)

  • Golda E Dixon, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Goldie Etta Smith - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Goldie Etta Smith
  • Goldie E Smith in entry for Deanne Myrtie Pinson, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1925 · B.B. King is Born

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

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 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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