Frank U Smith

1867–1951 (Age 84)
Linn, Oregon, United States

The Life of Frank U

When Frank U Smith was born on 5 February 1867, in Linn, Oregon, United States, his father, Mason D Smith, was 40 and his mother, Margaret Mary Jane Williams, was 30. He married Bertha May about 1915, in Sierra Madre, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Brownsville, Linn, Oregon, United States in 1880 and Auburn, King, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 11 July 1951, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Frank U Smith
Bertha May
Marriage: about 1915

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    Bertha May


about 1915
Sierra Madre, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 15

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 22

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

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)

  • Frank Smith in household of Louis C Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank Smith in household of M L Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frank Smith in household of M D Smith, "United States Census, 1870"

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