Robert M. Smith

16 March 1890–1901 (Age 10)
Roane, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert M.

When Robert M. Smith was born on 16 March 1890, in Roane, West Virginia, United States, his father, Rev Barnes Newton Smith, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Reip, was 40. He lived in Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1900. He died in 1901, at the age of 11.

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Rev Barnes Newton Smith
Elizabeth Jane Reip
Alonzo Benjamin Smith
Ida Smith
Joshua David Smith
Mary Elizabeth Smith
James Albert C Smith
Isabel N. Smith
Elizabeth or Lizzie Smith
Rosa E. or Ida Smith
Rose A Smith
Loas Smith
Amanda Smith
Adam R. Smith
Laura O. Smith
Robert M. Smith
Hannah J. Smith

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World Events (4)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 10

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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  • Robert M Smith in household of Barnes R Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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