Virginia Smith

8 February 1917–3 October 2013 (Age 96)
Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Virginia

When Virginia Smith was born on 8 February 1917, in Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, her father, Leo Smith, was 29 and her mother, Mary Janet Shumway, was 25. She married Randall Holley Felter on 12 February 1938, in Franklin, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Election District 11, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1930. She died on 3 October 2013, in West Haven, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Randall Holley Felter
Virginia Smith
Marriage: 12 February 1938
Allen Lee Felter

Spouse and Children

    Randall Holley Felter



12 February 1938
Franklin, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Women got to vote first time in the state of Wyoming.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 4

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Virginia Bell Smith in household of Leo Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Virginia Smith in household of Leo Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Virginia Smith in household of Leo Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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