Enoch G. Clayton Smith

Male19 March 1870–11 January 1937

Brief Life History of Enoch G. Clayton

When Enoch G. Clayton Smith was born on 19 March 1870, in Horry, South Carolina, United States, his father, Reverend John Travis Smith, was 28 and his mother, Helen Victoria Allen, was 24. He married Mary Ellen Squires on 20 April 1910, in Horry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Dog Bluff, Horry, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Dog Bluff Township, Horry, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 11 January 1937, at the age of 66, and was buried in Dog Bluff, Horry, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch G. Clayton Smith
Mary Ellen Squires
Marriage: 20 April 1910
William Tillman Smith
John Walter Smith
Annie Viola Smith
Henry Griffin Smith
Pearline Smith
Helon Smith
Lee Geroy Smith
Enoch Charles " Charlie" Smith

Sources (19)

  • Enoch Smith in household of John T Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Enoch Clayton Smith, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Enoch Clavton Smith in entry for Mr L Geroy Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1910Horry, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1871 · KKK Supression

    Age 1

    In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 20

    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.

    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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