Samuel Sandford Smith

15 July 1868–28 April 1949 (Age 80)
Levyville Cemetery, Levy, Florida Territory, United States

The Life of Samuel Sandford

When Samuel Sandford Smith was born on 15 July 1868, in Levyville Cemetery, Levy, Florida Territory, United States, his father, William Fletcher Smith, was 44 and his mother, Mary Ann Geiger, was 46. He married Bessie Virginia Drummonds on 9 March 1890. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Judson, Levy, Florida, United States in 1910 and Levy, Florida, United States in 1935. He died on 28 April 1949, in Plant City, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Plant City, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

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Samuel Sandford Smith
Bessie Virginia Drummonds
Marriage: 9 March 1890
Clara Virginia Smith
Ethel Naoma Smith
Vernon Sandford Smith
Lester Lamonte Smith
William Albert Smith
Ray Sanford Smith

Spouse and Children

9 March 1890



    Ethel Naoma Smith


    Vernon Sandford Smith


    Lester Lamonte Smith


    William Albert Smith


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Louisa Smith


    Kate Smith


    Nicholas Smith



World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 10

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

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: 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 (3)

  • Samuel S Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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