Boyd Ernest Smith

1892–1929 (Age 36)
Calhoun, Barbour, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Boyd Ernest

When Boyd Ernest Smith was born in July 1892, in Calhoun, Barbour, West Virginia, United States, his father, Asbury Grant Smith, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Belle Robinson, was 19. He married Florence Toliver about 1917, in Calhoun, Barbour, West Virginia, United States. He died in 1929, at the age of 37.

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Boyd Ernest Smith
1892–1929
Florence Toliver
1896–
Marriage: about 1917

Spouse and Children

    Male1892–1929Male

    Florence Toliver

    Female1896–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1917
Calhoun, Barbour, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 11

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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  • Boyd Smith, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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