Mary Arlene Smith

7 April 1926–1 December 2000 (Age 74)
Sugar Grove, Pendleton, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Arlene

When Mary Arlene Smith was born on 7 April 1926, in Sugar Grove, Pendleton, West Virginia, United States, her father, Morgan T Smith, was 42 and her mother, Tenie Catherine Simmons, was 37. She married Charles Anderson Cave on 29 January 1943. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Stonewall District, Highland, Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 1 December 2000, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Dayton, Rockingham, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Anderson Cave
Mary Arlene Smith
Marriage: 29 January 1943
Tommie Marcellus Cave
Joseph Clifton Cave
Vista Marie Cave
Mabel Lucille Cave
Charles Edward Cave

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 January 1943
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
    1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington
    Age 15
    The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act
    Age 21
    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    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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    Sources (14)

    • Areleney M Smith in household of Morgan Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Arlene Smith in entry for Garry Norman Shull and Mabel Lucille Cave, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Mary Arlene Smith Cave in entry for Charles Anderson Cave, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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