Maudie Irene Smith

Brief Life History of Maudie Irene

When Maudie Irene Smith was born on 4 April 1909, in Paulding, Georgia, United States, her father, John Davis Smith, was 32 and her mother, Louella Lula Holt, was 27. She married James Sim Tidwell on 21 November 1926, in Paulding, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Temple, Carroll, Georgia, United States in 1920 and District 1443, Paulding, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 June 1968, in Paulding, Georgia, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Paulding, Georgia, United States.

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James Sim Tidwell
Maudie Irene Smith
Marriage: 21 November 1926
Ruby Loucil Tidwell
Gertrude Tidwell
Clara Bell Tidwell
Annie Louise Tidwell
Mary Frances Tidwell

Sources (11)

  • Maudie I Tidwell in household of James S Tidwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maudie Irene Smith Tidwell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Maudie Irene Tidwell, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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