Vernon " Vernie" Floyd Smith

17 February 1899–23 May 1953 (Age 54)
Appanoose, Iowa, United States

The Life of Vernon " Vernie" Floyd

When Vernon " Vernie" Floyd Smith was born on 17 February 1899, in Appanoose, Iowa, United States, his father, William Sherman Smith, was 32 and his mother, Clementine Lillian McDanel, was 33. He lived in Taylor Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Appanoose, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1915. He died on 23 May 1953, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 54.

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William Sherman Smith
Clementine Lillian McDanel
Lurena M. Smith
William Eddie Smith
Vernon " Vernie" Floyd Smith
Troy Clifford Smith

Parents and Siblings

    William Sherman Smith


    Clementine Lillian McDanel




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 17

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • V Floyd Smith, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Verne F Smith in household of William H Eaton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vernie Floyd Smith in household of Sherman Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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