Willard Howard Smith

4 March 1914–23 December 1995 (Age 81)
Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life of Willard Howard

When Willard Howard Smith was born on 4 March 1914, in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, George Henry Smith, was 40 and his mother, Hulda Elizabeth Barton, was 38. He married Golda Juanita Hipwell on 28 October 1936. He lived in Ogden City Legislative District 2, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 23 December 1995, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Willard Howard Smith
1914–1995
Golda Juanita Hipwell
1917–2003
Marriage: 28 October 1936

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MARRIAGE
28 October 1936

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Utah Packing Company becomes largest in the west

Age 3

"Organized by a group of men in 1901, the Ogden Packing Company expanded consistently until it encompassed 6 acres for its main facility. It became the largest meat packing plant west of the Missouri River and had a daily capacity of over 3,000 animals. Their slogan in Utah was ""Raise a Pig"" so that local farmers and their sons would help in the business. After World War I most plants were forced to cut back on production because demand was dropping. It did bounce back and is still an important component in Utah's economy."
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Howard Willard Smith in household of George Henry Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Willard Smith in household of George Henry Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Howard Wm Smith in household of George H Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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