May Smith

13 March 1911–13 May 1992 (Age 81)
Mammoth, Juab, Utah, United States

The Life of May

When May Smith was born on 13 March 1911, in Mammoth, Juab, Utah, United States, her father, John Moroni Smith, was 44 and her mother, Ida May Foutz, was 41. She married John Kemp Polk on 17 January 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935 and South Nampa Election Precinct, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 13 May 1992, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Clair Morgan
1906–1968
May Smith
1911–1992
Marriage: 9 August 1936
Mary Lou Polk Morgan
1932–1984
James Ernest Morgan
1937–1999
Patricia Ann Morgan
1939–2004

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 August 1936
Shoshone, Lincoln, Idaho, United States
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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1932 · Zoo Idaho

Age 21

Zoo Idaho opened its doors at a local trailer park with just two animals on display. A few years later, C. Ben Ross appropriated funds for the purchase of land to create a park and a zoo. Today the zoo is home to 89 animals, all of which are native to the Intermountain West.
1934 · Idaho Museum of Natural History

Age 23

The Idaho Museum of Natural History was founded by a group of professors and researchers who wanted to display the regions natural and cultural heritage. The Museum started with a collection consisted of 5,000 objects that were primarily anthropological, archaeological, and historical artifacts that were donated. In 1977, the museum shifted its focus toward natural history, and the majority of the new collections were transferred from the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences to the museum. In 1986, the Idaho State Legislature confirmed the IMNH as Idaho’s official state museum of natural history.

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)

  • May Smith Morgan in household of Ernest Clair Morgan, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • May Smith Morgan in household of Ernest Clair Morgan, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • May Smith Morgan in household of Ernest Clair Morgan, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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