Frank Low Smith

Brief Life History of Frank Low

When Frank Low Smith was born on 18 June 1888, in Preston, West Virginia, United States, his father, Mitchell E Smith, was 31 and his mother, Louise Ellen Low, was 27. He married Margaret May Zinn on 3 July 1912, in Preston, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Valley District, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1950. He died on 6 September 1967, in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Preston, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Low Smith
1888–1967
Margaret May Zinn
1894–1953
Marriage: 3 July 1912
Orval Woodford Smith
1913–1994
Joseph Lee Smith
1915–1975
Mary Olive Smith
1918–2014
Mildred Elaine Smith
1921–2005
Margaret Lou Smith
1924–2021
Genevieve Zinn Smith
1928–2014

Sources (16)

  • Frank L Smith, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Frank Smith, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Frank L Smith, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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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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