George Earl Smith

23 September 1899–7 August 1990 (Age 90)
Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States

The Life of George Earl

When George Earl Smith was born on 23 September 1899, in Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States, his father, George Edward Smith, was 37 and his mother, Anna Annie Gertrude Grimshaw, was 28. He married Iva Gertrude Shallenberger on 17 March 1920. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Supervisorial District 3, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 7 August 1990, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Earl Smith
Iva Gertrude Shallenberger
Marriage: 17 March 1920
Ralph Leo Smith
George Earl Smith Jr
Alfred Wesley Smith
Louis Linford Smith
Louise Kathleen Smith
James Ervin Smith
Hubert Thomas Smith
Harry Justin Smith

Spouse and Children

17 March 1920


    Ralph Leo Smith


    George Earl Smith Jr



    Louis Linford Smith


    Louise Kathleen Smith


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Edward Smith


    Anna Annie Gertrude Grimshaw




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 5

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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Story Highlight

Clifford Reid Jr.'s memory

Grandpa Smith received shrapnel is back in World War I. In the trenches when the temperature dropped his feet were frostbitten. They couldn't light a fire because they let the enemy know where they we …

Sources (3)

  • George E Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George E Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl Smith in household of George E Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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