Riley Judd Smith

20 June 1908–14 July 1993 (Age 85)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Riley Judd

When Riley Judd Smith was born on 20 June 1908, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Roland Henley Smith, was 31 and his mother, Joan Judd, was 30. He married Mary Magdalene Fasbender on 15 January 1938, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. He lived in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1942. He died on 14 July 1993, in Deschutes, Oregon, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, San Diego, California, United States.

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Riley Judd Smith
Alice Beatrice Camp
Marriage: 23 September 1975

Spouse and Children

23 September 1975
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1916 · The Logan Library

Age 8

The Logan Library was created to serve the fifty thousand citizens of Logan with the access of over two hundred thousand items for children, teens, students, and adults to check out and learn from. The library also provides several programs that are popular with the community. The library moved to its current location in 2009 and reached a milestone in items checked out in 2012, at over 1 million.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Riley Judd Smith in household of Roland H Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Riely J Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Riley J Smith in household of Roland H Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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