Paul Flesher Smith

22 July 1896–February 1975 (Age 78)
Wick, Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Paul Flesher

Paul Flesher Smith was born on 22 July 1896, in Wick, Tyler, West Virginia, United States as the son of C. T. P. Smith and Alma Smith. He married Grace A Caulson on 20 April 1921, in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Union Magisterial District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Friendly, Tyler, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died in February 1975, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Friendly, Tyler, West Virginia, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Paul Flesher Smith
Grace A Caulson
Marriage: 20 April 1921
Paul Coulson Smith
Martha S Smith
Beverly Joan Smith

Spouse and Children

20 April 1921
Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States


    Paul Coulson Smith


    Martha S Smith


    Beverly Joan Smith


Parents and Siblings

    C. T. P. Smith


    Alma Smith




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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 4

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

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Paul F Smith in household of Alma Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Paul Smith in household of Clyde F P Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Paul Smith Morgan in household of George W Morgan, "United States Census, 1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.