Leonard Leonidis Smith

15 October 1906–March 1986 (Age 79)
East St Louis, Saint Louis, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leonard Leonidis

When Leonard Leonidis Smith was born on 15 October 1906, in East St Louis, Saint Louis, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Leonidas Houk Smith, was 25 and his mother, Grace Leanora Decker, was 25. He married Emily Rose Folkerson on 14 February 1931, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died in March 1986, in California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lucerne Valley Memorial Park, Lucerne Valley, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Leonidis Smith
1906–1986
Emily Rose Folkerson
1907–2000
Marriage: 14 February 1931
Gerald Leonard Smith
1932–1996
Jack Leon Smith
1934–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 February 1931
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Olin W Smith

    Male1904–Male

    Male1906–1986Male

    Geraldine Smith

    Female1913–Female

    Audrey M Smith

    Female1917–Female

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 4

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.
1927

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Leonard Leonadis Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Leonard Leonadis Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Leonard Leonidas Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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