Irene Bertha Smith

11 July 1901–11 January 1979 (Age 77)
Port Deposit, Cecil, Maryland, United States

The Life of Irene Bertha

When Irene Bertha Smith was born on 11 July 1901, in Port Deposit, Cecil, Maryland, United States, her father, Robert Henry Smith, was 27 and her mother, Rachel E Riley, was 22. She married William Dobson Leithiser about 1920, in Maryland, United States. She died on 11 January 1979, in Havre de Grace, Harford, Maryland, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

William Dobson Leithiser
Irene Bertha Smith
Marriage: about 1920

Spouse and Children

about 1920
Maryland, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Henry Smith


    Rachel E Riley




    Earle Ebenezer Smith



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 2

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
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: 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 ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ireane B Leithiser in household of George S Leithiser, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Irene Smith in household of Robert Henry Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Irene S Leithiser in household of Robert H Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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