Goldie Melvina Smith

1910–1983 (Age 73)
Winnebago, Faribault, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Goldie Melvina

When Goldie Melvina Smith was born on 4 July 1910, in Winnebago, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, her father, Arthur Marquis Smith, was 36 and her mother, Crissie Susan Davis, was 18. She married Clyde Irvin Spearman on 4 November 1926, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Storm Lake, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Montebello Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 27 November 1983, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Goldie Melvina Smith
Clyde Irvin Spearman
Marriage: 4 November 1926
Elmer Irvan Spearman

Spouse & Children

4 November 1926
Iowa, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1910–1983Female

  • Elizabeth Smith


  • John Edwin Smith


  • Richard Smith


  • Male1921–1984Male

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Age 4

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Goldie Smith in household of Arthur Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Goldie Spearman in household of Chrissie Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Goldie Spearman in household of Clyde Spearman, "United States Census, 1930"

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