Carl Lewis Smith

16 October 1914–6 January 1987 (Age 72)
Ryan, Ryan, Oklahoma

The Life of Carl Lewis

When Carl Lewis Smith was born on 16 October 1914, his father, E. E. Smith, was 26 and his mother, Mrs. Ada Smith, was 22. He married Dorothy Wendell Weaver about 1940. He died on 6 January 1987, at the age of 72.

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Carl Lewis Smith
Dorothy Wendell Weaver
Marriage: about 1940

Spouse and Children


    Dorothy Wendell Weaver


about 1940

Parents and Siblings

    E. E. Smith


    Mrs. Ada Smith




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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  • Carl Lewis Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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