Edward Louis "Ed" Smith

14 May 1882–3 August 1953 (Age 71)
Sandersville, Washington, Georgia, United States

The Life of Edward Louis "Ed"

When Edward Louis "Ed" Smith was born on 14 May 1882, in Sandersville, Washington, Georgia, United States, his father, Willam Silas Smith Sr, was 24 and his mother, Mary Frances Vickers, was 23. He married Susie Wood in 1904, in Sandersville, Washington, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 88, Washington, Georgia, United States in 1920 and District 89, Washington, Georgia, United States in 1930. He died on 3 August 1953, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Edward Louis "Ed" Smith
Susie Wood
Marriage: 1904
Thomas Silas "TS" Smith
Robert Earl Smith
Lillie Mae Smith
Louis Hudson Smith
Charlie W Smith
Forest Lond Smith
Geneva Smith

Spouse and Children

Sandersville, Washington, Georgia, United States


    Thomas Silas "TS" Smith



    Lillie Mae Smith


    Louis Hudson Smith


    Charlie W Smith


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Willam Silas Smith Sr


    Mary Frances Vickers





    George William Smith



    Mary Frances Smith


    Sophia Elizabeth Smith


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 11

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

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.

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 ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ed L Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ed L Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eddie Louis Smith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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