James Monroe Smith

9 September 1866–14 May 1953 (Age 86)
Texas, United States

The Life of James Monroe

When James Monroe Smith was born on 9 September 1866, in Texas, United States, his father, Gifford Marion Smith, was 26 and his mother, Phoebe Thompson, was 33. He married Elleaner Thorn on 23 December 1889, in Red River, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Red River, Texas, United States for about 20 years and Justice Precinct 1, Red River, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 14 May 1953, in Red River, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Cuthand, Red River, Texas, United States.

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James Monroe Smith
Elleaner Thorn
Marriage: 23 December 1889
James Horace Smith
Hettie Smith
Jennie Vea Smith
Laura Emma Smith
Bessie R Smith
James Gilmer Smith
Elizabeth Frances "Lizzie" Smith
Florence Ethel Smith
Delbert Lee Smith
Lessie Irene Smith

Spouse and Children

23 December 1889
Red River, Texas, United States



    Hettie Smith


    Jennie Vea Smith


    Laura Emma Smith


    Bessie R Smith


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Gifford Marion Smith


    Phoebe Thompson




    Harriet Smith


    Laura Smith


    Molly Smith


    Gifford Marion Smith


    Fannie Jane Smith


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 14

Historical Boundaries: 1880: Red River, Texas, United States
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

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.

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)

  • Jim Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James M Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James M Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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