Enoch G. Clayton Smith

19 March 1870–11 January 1937 (Age 66)
Horry, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary 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.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know Enoch G. Clayton? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Enoch G. Clayton Smith
1870–1937
Mary Ellen Squires
1869–1927
Marriage: 20 April 1910
William Tillman Smith
1890–1976
John Walter Smith
1893–1934
Annie Viola Smith
1894–1979
Henry Griffin Smith
1896–1955
Pearline Smith
1898–1965
Helon Smith
1900–1910
Lee Geroy Smith
1901–1991
Enoch Charles " Charlie" Smith
1904–1970

Spouse and Children

Children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

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

(1997: 831783;2007: 1725054; 2010: 2442977)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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Smithe
Smither
Smithey
Smyth
Smythe
McGowan
Smead
Faber

Sources (17)

  • Enoch Smith in household of John T Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Enoch C Smith in entry for Pearline Smith Barnhill, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Enoch C Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.