French Eugene Tennessee Smith

Brief Life History of French Eugene Tennessee

When French Eugene Tennessee Smith was born on 21 April 1901, his father, William Moses Smith, was 22 and his mother, Dellia J Holt, was 21. He married Eva Louella Moore on 22 July 1944, in Lewis, Washington, United States. He lived in Bell, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Washington, Oregon, United States in 1950. He died in 1983, in Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States.

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French Eugene Tennessee Smith
1901–1983
Eva Louella Moore
1909–2000
Marriage: 22 July 1944

Sources (20)

  • French Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • French E Smith, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • French Eug Smith, "Oregon Death Index, 1971-2008"

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1904 · The Black Patch War

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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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