Jack Garland Smith Jr.

11 December 1945–14 October 1975 (Age 29)
Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States

The Life of Jack Garland

When Jack Garland Smith Jr. was born on 11 December 1945, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, his father, Jack Garland Smith, was 26 and his mother, Rosalie Zimmerman, was 19. He married Grace V Beyeler on 27 June 1966, in Grace, Caribou, Idaho, United States. In 1976, his occupation is listed as construction in Minidoka, Minidoka, Idaho, United States. He died on 14 October 1975, in Minidoka, Minidoka, Idaho, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Jack Garland Smith Jr.
Eileen Susanne Mackley
Marriage: 11 January 1975

Spouse and Children

11 January 1975
Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 2

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 4

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 9

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

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)

  • Jack Garland Smith in household of Don G Roper, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Jack in entry for Grace V Beyeler Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Jack Smith in entry for Grace V Beyeler Smith, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"

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