Rembert Platte Smith

10 July 1878–11 June 1964 (Age 85)
Mullins, Marion, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Rembert Platte

When Rembert Platte Smith was born on 10 July 1878, in Mullins, Marion, South Carolina, United States, his father, Benjamin Gause Smith, was 31 and his mother, Catharine Ellen Platt, was 29. He had at least 1 daughter with Jemima Powell Beard. He lived in Reeves Township, Marion, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 11 June 1964, in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Manassas Cemetery, Manassas, Virginia, United States.

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Rembert Platte Smith
Jemima Powell Beard
Catherine English Smith

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    Catherine English Smith


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 16

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Rembert Smith in household of Benj Ganse Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rembert Platte Smith in entry for Catherine English Smith, "Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913"
  • Rembert P Smith in entry for Gem Beard Smith, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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