Zelma 'Jimmie' Smith

27 November 1900–23 November 1981 (Age 81)
Eminence, Shannon, Missouri, United States

The Life of Zelma 'Jimmie'

When Zelma 'Jimmie' Smith was born on 27 November 1900, in Eminence, Shannon, Missouri, United States, her father, William Jasper Wid Smith, was 39 and her mother, Alice Miranda Chilton, was 32. She married Orville Lee Martin on 17 April 1937. She died on 23 November 1981, in Rolla, Phelps, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80.

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Orville Lee Martin
Zelma 'Jimmie' Smith
Marriage: 17 April 1937

Spouse and Children

17 April 1937
St. Louis, Missouri

Parents and Siblings



    Fannie M Smith




    Calla Smith


    Lotta Smith


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 4

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Zelma Martin in household of Orville Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Zelma Smith in household of Wid J Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Zelma Smith in household of Wid J Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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