Gordon William Smith

8 August 1895–April 1985 (Age 89)
Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Gordon William

When Gordon William Smith was born on 8 August 1895, in Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Albert Freeman Smith, was 23 and his mother, Hannah Elizabeth Mailman, was 23. He married Hazel M Thayer on 21 December 1923, in Lunenburg, Essex, Vermont, United States. He lived in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911 and Lunenburg, Essex, Vermont, United States in 1930. He died in April 1985, in Coos, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 89.

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Gordon William Smith
Hazel M Thayer
Marriage: 21 December 1923

Spouse and Children

21 December 1923
Lunenburg, Essex, Vermont, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Elizabeth Mailman




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 14

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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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Sources (3)

  • Gordon Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gordon Smith in household of Hannah Smith, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Gordon W Smith, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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