Colonel Jacob Smith Jr.

10 July 1917–29 November 1995 (Age 78)
Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Colonel Jacob

When Colonel Jacob Smith Jr. was born on 10 July 1917, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, his father, Colonel Jacob Smith Sr, was 22 and his mother, Mabel Naomi Clodfelter, was 23. He married Lillian Yvonne Pickett on 4 September 1938, in Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Kernersville, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Winston Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 29 November 1995, in Upland, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Colonel Jacob Smith Jr.
Lillian Yvonne Pickett
Marriage: 4 September 1938
Joellen Smith

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4 September 1938
Clark, Nevada, United States


    Joellen Smith


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 1

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Colonel J Smith in household of Colonel J Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • C J Smith Jr. in household of C J Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Colonel J Smith in household of Colonel J Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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