Grace Olive Smith

12 October 1901–29 September 1997 (Age 96)
Fruitland, Stevens, Washington, United States

The Life of Grace Olive

When Grace Olive Smith was born on 12 October 1901, in Fruitland, Stevens, Washington, United States, her father, James Walter Smith, was 26 and her mother, Laura Jane DeVaney, was 22. She married Joseph Samuel Humphreys on 25 February 1919, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Lane, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Latham Election Precinct, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 29 September 1997, at the age of 95, and was buried in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Joseph Samuel Humphreys
Grace Olive Smith
Marriage: 25 February 1919
Edwin Lonsdale Humphrey

Spouse and Children

25 February 1919
Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States


    Edwin Lonsdale Humphrey


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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 6

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Grace Demmey in household of William Demmey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace O Denney in household of William O Denney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace Olive Humphreys in household of Joseph S Humphreys, "United States Census, 1920"

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