Loretta Ann Smith

2 February 1922–21 July 1986 (Age 64)
Asbury, Jasper, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Loretta Ann

When Loretta Ann Smith was born on 2 February 1922, in Asbury, Jasper, Missouri, United States, her father, Roscoe Raymond Smith, was 26 and her mother, Lutie Blanche McAlister, was 26. She married Earl Scott Wright on 4 August 1951. She died on 21 July 1986, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Joseph Francis Klos Jr.
Loretta Ann Smith
Marriage: 1 October 1967

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 1
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks
Age 9
The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
Age 19
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (4)

  • Loretta A Wright in entry for Joseph F Klos, Jr, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Loretta Ann Smith Klos, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Loretta An Klos, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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