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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Family Time Line

Rev Barnes Newton Smith
1847–1921
Elizabeth Jane Reip
1849–1925
Alonzo Benjamin Smith
1868–1946
Ida Smith
1879–
Joshua David Smith
1869–1965
Mary Elizabeth Smith
1873–1953
James Albert C Smith
1874–1945
Isabel N. Smith
1876–1905
Elizabeth or Lizzie Smith
1876–
Rosa E. or Ida Smith
1878–1893
Rose A Smith
1878–1893
Loas Smith
1880–1883
Amanda Smith
1882–
Adam R. Smith
1884–1970
Laura O. Smith
1887–1971
Robert M. Smith
1890–1901
Hannah J. Smith
1894–1951

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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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