Myrtle Smith

25 October 1901–10 January 1977 (Age 75)
Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States

The Life Summary of Myrtle

When Myrtle Smith was born on 25 October 1901, in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States, her father, Jesse Nathaniel Smith, was 66 and her mother, Emma Ellen Larson, was 38. She married John Rufus Blocker on 25 October 1941, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. She lived in Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1920 and World for about 10 years. She died on 10 January 1977, in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rufus Blocker
Myrtle Smith
Marriage: 25 October 1941

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1941Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 1
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
    1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I
    Age 13
    Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 22
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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 (20)

    • Myrtle Smith in household of Emma L Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Myrtle Smith, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
    • Myrtle S Blocker in entry for John R Blocker, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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