Amos R Smith

Male12 September 1924–19 January 1986

Brief Life History of Amos R

When Amos R Smith was born on 12 September 1924, his father, James Franklin Smith, was 30 and his mother, Minnie Hazel Leas, was 24. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ruby Joyce Lovesee. He lived in Ottawa, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Narcissa Township, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 19 January 1986, in Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 61.

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Amos R Smith
Ruby Joyce Lovesee
Richard Wesley Smith
Peggy Lea Smith

Sources (16)

  • Amos Smith in household of Frank Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Amos Smith, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Amos Smith, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


Age 17

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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