Thomas Eric Smith

3 March 1912–July 1985 (Age 73)
Standish, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Eric

When Thomas Eric Smith was born on 3 March 1912, in Standish, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Perritt Smith, was 26 and his mother, Ann O'Brien, was 30. He lived in Detroit Ward 12, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died in July 1985, in Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States.

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Edward Perritt Smith
Ann O'Brien
Agnes Sadie Smith
Thomas Eric Smith
Marian Ellen Smith
Francis Edward Smith
Christopher Ernest Smith

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1915: Broward, Florida, United States

Age 20

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)

  • Eric Smith in household of Edward Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas E Smith in household of Edward Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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