Dean Bacon Smith

1 December 1909–5 December 1991 (Age 82)
Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Dean Bacon

When Dean Bacon Smith was born on 1 December 1909, in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States, his father, Byron Alpheus Smith, was 27 and his mother, Fannie Verona Bacon, was 27. He married Ruth Hazel Bartsche on 12 December 1928, in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 5 December 1991, in Muscatine, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine Township, Muscatine, Iowa, United States.

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Dean Bacon Smith
Ruth Hazel Bartsche
Marriage: 12 December 1928
Joan Ruth Smith
Hollis Dean Smith

Spouse and Children


    Ruth Hazel Bartsche


12 December 1928
Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States


    Joan Ruth Smith


    Hollis Dean Smith


Parents and Siblings





    Una May Smith


    Howard Franklin Smith


    Mavis Janet Smith


World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 4

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 22

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Dean R Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dean B Smith, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Dean Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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