Richard Lisle Smith

Male5 April 1937–6 March 2010

Brief Life History of Richard Lisle

When Richard Lisle Smith was born on 5 April 1937, in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, his father, Thomas Lynn Smith, was 33 and his mother, Louvina Jackson, was 31. He lived in Police Jury Ward 6, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States in 1940 and New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 2001. He died on 6 March 2010, in Jefferson, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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Thomas Lynn Smith
Louvina Jackson
Jackson Lynn Smith
Richard Lisle Smith

Sources (11)

  • Richard L Smith, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Lisle Smith - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Richard Lisle Smith
  • Richard Lisle Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 4

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 21

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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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