Clifford Leroy Smith

22 January 1907–9 February 1988 (Age 81)
Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Clifford Leroy

When Clifford Leroy Smith was born on 22 January 1907, in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Isaac Leroy Smith, was 28 and his mother, Rosa Richardson, was 28. He married Myrtle Ostberg on 29 August 1933, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Malheur, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Middleton Election Precinct, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 9 February 1988, in Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Owyhee Cemetery, Owyhee, Baker, Oregon, United States.

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Clifford Leroy Smith
Myrtle Ostberg
Marriage: 29 August 1933
Frank Duane Smith
Merlin Roger Smith
Leslie Dale Smith

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 1
Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1908 · Utah's First National Monument
Age 1
Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.
Age 22
13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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  • Clifford Leroy Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Clifford Leroy Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Clifford Leroy Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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