Alvin Lawrence Smith

27 March 1913–2 July 1991 (Age 78)
Butler, Custer, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Alvin Lawrence

When Alvin Lawrence Smith was born on 27 March 1913, in Butler, Custer, Oklahoma, United States, his father, James Monroe Smith, was 27 and his mother, Dora Florence Barnhart, was 19. He married Una Rosaline Barnett on 23 October 1937, in Payette, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Dearing, Montgomery, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1930. He died on 2 July 1991, in Emmett, Gem, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Emmett, Gem, Idaho, United States.

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Alvin Lawrence Smith
Una Rosaline Barnett
Marriage: 23 October 1937
Ronald Duane Smith

Spouse and Children

23 October 1937
Payette, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 1

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Alven L Smith in household of James M Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alvin L Smith in household of James M Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Al Smith in entry for Carol Elaine Gossett, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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