Veta Beatrice Smith

Female20 October 1895–6 December 1985

Brief Life History of Veta Beatrice

When Veta Beatrice Smith was born on 20 October 1895, in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States, her father, Vincent Ben Smith, was 23 and her mother, Hattie Ellen Owen, was 23. She married Theodore William Erickson on 2 July 1921, in San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in United States in 1949 and Contra Costa, California, United States in 1950. She died on 6 December 1985, in Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theodore William Erickson
1894–1957
Veta Beatrice Smith
1895–1985
Marriage: 2 July 1921
Glenn William Erickson
1923–2011

Sources (16)

  • Veta B Ericksen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Veta B Smith Erickson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1921San Francisco, California, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (3)

    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.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 11

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

    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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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 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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