Albert Palmer Smith

10 August 1906–14 February 1960 (Age 53)
Piedmont, Wayne, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Albert Palmer

When Albert Palmer Smith was born on 10 August 1906, in Piedmont, Wayne, Missouri, United States, his father, Arthur Delmont Smith, was 24 and his mother, Mable Annis Honts, was 16. He married Olivia Pratt Driggs on 17 August 1930, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Benton Township, Wayne, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935. He died on 14 February 1960, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Albert Palmer Smith
Olivia Pratt Driggs
Marriage: 17 August 1930
Marilyn Leslie Smith
Richard Smith
Charles Edward Smith

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections
Age 1
The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants
Age 4
Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 17
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 (11)

  • Albert Smith in household of Arthur D Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Albert E Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Albert E Smith in entry for Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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