Violet Smith

1902–1995 (Age 93)
Springfield,, Illinois

The Life of Violet

When Violet Smith was born in 1902, her father, Arol Levi Smith, was 33 and her mother, Lavinia Blanche Foster, was 30. She lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Clear Lake, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died before 1995, at the age of 92.

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Don Neale
Violet Smith
1902–1995

Spouse and Children

    Don Neale

    MaleMale

    Female1902–1995Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1869–1955Male

    Lavinia Blanche Foster

    Female1872–1936Female

siblings

(18)

    Female1890–1978Female

    Female1892–1995Female

    Edith Smith

    Female1893–1895Female

    Male1894–1995Male

    Clara Leona Smith

    Female1895–Female

+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 0

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 8

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1927

Age 25

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)

  • Violet Smith in household of Oral Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Violet Smith in household of Arol Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mrs Violet M Schmidt in entry for Wolet W Sclamitt, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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