William Pinkney “Pink” Smith

18 February 1867–17 March 1940 (Age 73)
Forsyth, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Pinkney “Pink”

When William Pinkney “Pink” Smith was born on 18 February 1867, in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Henry Smith, was 33 and his mother, Ruth Jane Willard, was 32. He married Maranda "Randy" Jane Smith about 1887, in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Abbotts Creek Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 17 March 1940, in Abbotts Creek Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Pinkney “Pink” Smith
Maranda "Randy" Jane Smith
Marriage: about 1887
Rober McClain Smith
Lora Walter Smith
Bertha Clara Smith
Emma Annalee Smith
Berlie Milton Smith
Lona Maude Smith
Hampton Wade Smith
Curtis Ray Smith
Lena May Smith

Spouse and Children

about 1887
Forsyth, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 10

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 (3)

  • P Smith in household of J Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Pinkney W Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pinkney Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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