Earnest Nicholas Smith

16 February 1893–2 February 1966 (Age 73)
Curve, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Earnest Nicholas

When Earnest Nicholas Smith was born on 16 February 1893, in Curve, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, his father, George Ernest Smith, was 24 and his mother, Barbary LaDora Burlison, was 17. He died on 2 February 1966, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Earnest Nicholas Smith
1893–1966
Aletha Narcissus Perkins
1900–1984

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Male1893–1966Male

    David Franklin Smith

    Male1895–1957Male

    Leon Houston Smith

    Male1899–1965Male

    Bessie Smith

    Female1902–2001Female

    Hattie Mae Elizabeth Smith

    Female1904–1976Female

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

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

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 (1)

  • Ernest N Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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