William Ray Smith

16 January 1911–19 July 1913 (Age 2)
Bono, Craighead, Arkansas, United States

The Life of William Ray

When William Ray Smith was born on 16 January 1911, in Bono, Craighead, Arkansas, United States, his father, William Hillery Smith, was 28 and his mother, Nora Mathis, was 21. He died on 19 July 1913, in his hometown, at the age of 2, and was buried in Bono, Craighead, Arkansas, United States.

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William Hillery Smith
Nora Mathis
Leona Cleo Smith
Agatha Eileen Smith
William Ray Smith
Roy Lee Smith
Vida Mae Smith
John Ritchie Smith
Wanda Fae Smith
Benjamin Mathis Smith

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World Events (3)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

Age 2

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.

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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  • William Ray Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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