Eudie Josephine Smith

13 February 1907–21 May 2008 (Age 101)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Eudie Josephine

When Eudie Josephine Smith was born on 13 February 1907, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, her father, Andrew "Jack" Jackson Smith, was 26 and her mother, Adna Parilee Smotherman, was 26. She married John Ervin Sledge on 24 September 1925, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Civil District 9, Bedford, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 11, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States in 1920. She died on 21 May 2008, in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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John Ervin Sledge
Eudie Josephine Smith
Marriage: 24 September 1925
Charles William Sledge
John Benjamin Sledge

Spouse and Children

24 September 1925
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States


    Charles William Sledge


    John Benjamin Sledge


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 24

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 28

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 (3)

  • Eudie J Smith in household of Andrew J Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eudie Smith in household of Andrew J Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eudie J Sledge, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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