Iva Smith

9 October 1900–29 June 1968 (Age 67)
Nacogdoches, Texas, United States

The Life of Iva

When Iva Smith was born on 9 October 1900, in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, her father, Benjamin Jeheil Smith, was 46 and her mother, Martha Rose Hughes, was 36. She died on 29 June 1968, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 67.

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Iva Smith
1900–1968

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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 18

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Iva B Smith in household of Benjaman J Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Iva Smith in household of B J Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Iva Smith Watters, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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