Gladys Bennett Smith

11 August 1904–15 September 1985 (Age 81)
Freeport, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States

The Life of Gladys Bennett

When Gladys Bennett Smith was born on 11 August 1904, in Freeport, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, her father, Wilfred Smith, was 25 and her mother, Grace Schermerhorn Bennett, was 23. She married Henry Reginald Kort on 4 August 1923. She died on 15 September 1985, at the age of 81.

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Henry Reginald Kort
1901–1995
Gladys Bennett Smith
1904–1985
Marriage: 4 August 1923

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 August 1923
Episcopal (Rev. Oswald), Freeport, NY

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 13

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1927

Age 23

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 ).

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