Arthur John Smith

2 September 1917–6 May 1950 (Age 32)
Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States

The Life of Arthur John

When Arthur John Smith was born on 2 September 1917, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, his father, William Richard Jones Smith, was 22 and his mother, Lucy Verena Davis, was 22. He married Emma Louise Dille about 1940, in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Minidoka, Idaho, United States in 1935 and American Falls Election Precinct 2, Power, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 6 May 1950, in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Neeley Cemetery, Power, Idaho, United States.

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Arthur John Smith
Emma Louise Dille
Marriage: about 1940
Karen Arleen Smith
Arthur J. Smith
Ronnie Renie' Smith
Michael John Smith
Verena Lois Smith

Spouse and Children

about 1940
American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States



    Arthur J. Smith



    Michael John Smith


    Verena Lois Smith


Parents and Siblings



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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 10

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Auther J Smith in household of William R Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur Smith in household of William R Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur J Smith in household of Lucy V Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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