George Gilbert Smith

31 December 1876–1 April 1964 (Age 87)
Georgetown, El Dorado, California, United States

The Life of George Gilbert

When George Gilbert Smith was born on 31 December 1876, in Georgetown, El Dorado, California, United States, his father, James Milton Smith, was 20 and his mother, Minerva Gilbert, was 20. He married Mrs. Smith about 1905, in El Dorado, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Georgetown Judicial Township, El Dorado, California, United States for about 40 years. He died on 1 April 1964, in Georgetown, El Dorado, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Georgetown, El Dorado, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Gilbert Smith
Mrs. Smith
Marriage: about 1905
George Alfred Smith

Spouse and Children

about 1905
El Dorado, California, United States


    George Alfred Smith


Parents and Siblings

    James Milton Smith


    Minerva Gilbert




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 15

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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

Sources (3)

  • George Smith in household of James Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George C Smith in household of James Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George G Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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