William Leonard Smith

11 January 1920–24 December 1964 (Age 44)
Venango, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Leonard

When William Leonard Smith was born on 11 January 1920, in Venango, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Homer Lee Smith, was 32 and his mother, Lena Lewis, was 32. He lived in Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 24 December 1964, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Homer Lee Smith
1887–1975
Lena Lewis
1887–1967
William Leonard Smith
1920–1964
June Marie Smith
Velma Charlotte Smith
1921–2006
Leslie Waldo Smith
1923–2012
Leslie W Smith
1925–
June Marie Smith
1927–2016
Shirley Mae Smith
1930–1993

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1932

Age 12

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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 (2)

  • William L Smith in household of Homer L Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Smith, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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