Blanche Pearl Smith

26 July 1904–9 April 1937 (Age 32)
Chippewa, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Blanche Pearl

When Blanche Pearl Smith was born on 26 July 1904, in Chippewa, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Edson Don Carlos Smith, was 41 and her mother, Marian Cora Nichols, was 40. She died on 9 April 1937, in Orofino, Clearwater, Idaho, United States, at the age of 32.

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Edson Don Carlos Smith
Marian Cora Nichols
William Carlos Smith
Ella Maude Smith
Clyde Elmore Smith
Elsie Lana Smith
Forrest Edson Smith
Jason Paul Smith
Roy Bird Smith
James Perry Smith
Myrtle Mable Smith
Blanche Pearl Smith

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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.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 3

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 12

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Blanche Smith in household of Edson Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Blanche Nichols, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • Blanch P Smith in household of E D Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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