Michael Bliss Smith

13 September 1937–14 May 2011 (Age 73)
Berlin, Coos, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Michael Bliss

When Michael Bliss Smith was born on 13 September 1937, in Berlin, Coos, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Bliss Mcglashing Smith, was 28 and his mother, Cathleen Martha McCarthy, was 29. He lived in Pollock Pines, El Dorado, California, United States in 2003 and San Carlos, Biobío, Chile in 2011. He died on 14 May 2011, in Dixon, Solano, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bliss Mcglashing Smith
Cathleen Martha McCarthy
Roberta Jane Smith
Ronald Smith
Michael Bliss Smith
David Smith

Parents and Siblings

    Bliss Mcglashing Smith


    Cathleen Martha McCarthy




    Roberta Jane Smith


    Ronald Smith



    David Smith


World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1945 · German U-Boats Surrender at Portsmouth

Age 8

Starting on May 15, 1945, four German U-Boats surrendered at Portsmouth, New Hampshire after being captured by Allied forces.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 21

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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)

  • Michael Smith in household of Bliss Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Michael Bliss Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Michael Smith in entry for Mrs, Mrs Cathleen M McCarthy Smith, "Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014"

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