George Ware or Turkey Smith

4 November 1908–19 June 1988 (Age 79)
Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States

The Life Summary of George Ware or Turkey

George Ware or Turkey Smith was born on 4 November 1908, in Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States. He married Lyra Nickerson Foster on 26 December 1935, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. He died on 19 June 1988, in Panama City, Bay, Florida, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

George Ware or Turkey Smith
1908–1988
Lyra Nickerson Foster
1915–1968
Marriage: 26 December 1935

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1935Montgomery, Alabama, United States
  • World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1913
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries - 1913: Bay, Florida, United States
    1929
    Age 21
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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

    Blacksmith
    Gowan
    Nesmith
    Smithe
    Smithson
    Smyth
    Smythe

    Sources (6)

    • George W. Smith in entry for Lyra Smith, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
    • George W Smith in entry for Robert A Nyberg and Alice L Smith, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • George W Smith, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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