Herman Smith

1887–1978 (Age 91)
Latvia

The Life Summary of Herman

Herman Smith was born in 1887, in Latvia. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Anna Lefsaitz. He immigrated to United States in 1901 and lived in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1978, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Herman Smith
1887–1978
Anna Lefsaitz
1889–1969
Arthur Smith
1911–
Benjamin Vernon Smith
1912–2000
Willard Smith
1915–1997
Helen Joanne Smith
1918–2001

Spouse and Children

Children

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 3
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage
Age 3
An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 25
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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.

Possible Related Names

Gowan
Smithe
Blacksmith
Smithson
Smyth
Smythe
Nesmith

Sources (6)

  • Herman Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herman Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herman Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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