Little Rivers Morris Smith

Male16 July 1917–28 October 1918

Brief Life History of Little Rivers Morris

When Little Rivers Morris Smith was born on 16 July 1917, in Midway, Madison, Texas, United States, his father, Henry Milton Smith, was 36 and his mother, Beulah Lee Stewart, was 26. He died on 28 October 1918, in his hometown, at the age of 1, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Trinity, Trinity, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Milton Smith
1881–1944
Beulah Lee Stewart
1891–1968
Forrest Glenn Smith
1914–1974
Grady Oneal Smith
1915–2007
Roland O Smith
1916–
Little Rivers Morris Smith
1917–1918
MSGT Henry Milton Smith Jr
1919–2003
Wilma Ruth Smith
1927–1986

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  • Little Rivers Morris Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (1)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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