Lillie Iris Smith

4 September 1908–7 August 1989 (Age 80)
Lee, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lillie Iris

When Lillie Iris Smith was born on 4 September 1908, in Lee, North Carolina, United States, her father, Millard Nick Smith, was 21 and her mother, Susan Alice Talley, was 23. She married Jesse Henry David in 1940, in North Carolina, United States. She lived in Township 5 East Sanford, Lee, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years. She died on 7 August 1989, in Sanford, Lee, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sanford, Lee, North Carolina, United States.

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Jesse Henry David
Lillie Iris Smith
Marriage: 1940

Spouse and Children

North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings




    James Merrit Smith


    Cornelia Smith


    Frances Coleen Smith


World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 10

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Grace Smith in household of Frank Tally, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Iris Smith in household of M Nick Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Iris Smith in household of M N Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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