Deania Roberts Smith

1920–1989 (Age 69)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Deania Roberts

When Deania Roberts Smith was born in 1920, in Virginia, United States, her father, James Thomas Harrington Smith, was 20 and her mother, Alice Lorraine Bullock, was 17. She died in 1989, in her hometown, at the age of 69.

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Pennick
Deania Roberts Smith
1920–1989

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1920–1989Female

    James Thomas Harrington Smith Jr

    Male1922–1980Male

    Mary Magdalene Smith

    Female1925–2002Female

    Lelia T. Beatrice Smith

    Female1927–Female

World Events (8)

1920

Age 0

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920

Age 0

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1941

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • Denia Roberts Smith Pennick in entry for Alice Lorraine Bullock Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Denia Roberts Smith - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Denia Roberts Smith

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