Woody King Smith

Male12 January 1886–23 September 1968

Brief Life History of Woody King

When Woody King Smith was born on 12 January 1886, in Lapile, Union, Arkansas, United States, his father, Charles Wesley Smith, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Craven, was 25. He married Edna Martha Coleman in 1906, in Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Dalhart, Dallam, Texas, United States in 1935 and Civil District 2, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 23 September 1968, in Union, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in El Dorado, Union, Arkansas, United States.

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Woody King Smith
Edna Martha Coleman
Marriage: 1906
Lydell C Smith

Sources (12)

  • Woody R Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Woodie K Smith, "Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939"
  • Woodie King Smith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1906Louisiana, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

    Age 2

    Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    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.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 22

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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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