Luther Herman Smith

10 March 1891–23 June 1954 (Age 63)
Newport, Giles, Virginia, United States

The Life of Luther Herman

When Luther Herman Smith was born on 10 March 1891, in Newport, Giles, Virginia, United States, his father, William Henry ( WILLIE) Smith, was 34 and his mother, Belzora Octavia Long, was 34. He married Mary Adeline Crosier on 18 February 1910, in Monroe, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Blacksburg Magisterial District, Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 23 June 1954, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States.

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Luther Herman Smith
Mary Adeline Crosier
Marriage: 18 February 1910
Rosser Newton Smith

Spouse and Children

18 February 1910
Monroe, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Luther H Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Luther H Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Luther H Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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