Willard Bert Smith

20 August 1929–8 January 1974 (Age 44)
Altonah, Duchesne, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Willard Bert

When Willard Bert Smith was born on 20 August 1929, in Altonah, Duchesne, Utah, United States, his father, Willard Alvin Smith, was 30 and his mother, Virginia Chidester, was 21. He lived in Election Precinct 8 Altonah, Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 8 January 1974, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Alvin Smith
1899–1972
Virginia Chidester
1908–1995
Betty La Rae Smith
1927–2007
Willard Bert Smith
1929–1974

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World Events (8)

1931
Age 2
The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo
Age 2
Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1942 · The Japanese American internment
Age 13
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.

Possible Related Names

Blacksmith
Gowan
Nesmith
Smithe
Smithson
Smyth
Smythe

Sources (16)

  • Willard Bert Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Willard Bert Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Willard Bert Smith in household of Willard A Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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