Lowell Eugene Smith

Male9 May 1899–22 July 1999

Brief Life History of Lowell Eugene

When Lowell Eugene Smith was born on 9 May 1899, in Lafayette Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, Eugene Carlton Smith, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Macauley, was 23. He married Almira Lilly Johnson on 8 January 1930, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1940. He died on 22 July 1999, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

Lowell Eugene Smith
1899–1999
Thelma Elizabeth Cox
1911–1992
Marriage: 1962
Wm Edward Allen
1943–1943

Sources (12)

  • Lowell Eugene Smith, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Lowell Eugene Smith, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Lowell Eugene Smith, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"

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  • Marriage
    1962El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 1

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

    Age 1

    Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.

    1925 · The Goodman Theatre

    Age 26

    The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

    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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