Willard Lisbon Smith

Male2 September 1891–2 December 1955

Brief Life History of Willard Lisbon

When Willard Lisbon Smith was born on 2 September 1891, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Willard Gilbert Smith, was 20 and his mother, Anna Mariah Lamb, was 23. He married Jane Hill Leavitt in February 1911, in Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1943 and lived in Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 2 December 1955, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 64, and was buried in Leavitt, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Willard Lisbon Smith
Jane Hill Leavitt
Marriage: February 1911
Garth Lisbon Smith
Willard Deloy Smith
Theron Leon Smith
Verla Smith

Sources (44)

  • Willard Smith, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Willard L Smith, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Willard L Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    February 1911Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries 1895: Sweet Grass, Montana, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 17

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Journal of Gilbert 1951

    Gilbert shares of the challenges of farming and his worries of the health of his brothers Willard and Warren. This has been a very disappointing year for the farmer the season has been one of the wet …

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