Alice Orissa Smith

9 August 1911–9 November 1986 (Age 75)
Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada

The Life of Alice Orissa

When Alice Orissa Smith was born on 9 August 1911, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada, her father, Edward Dean Smith, was 28 and her mother, Alice Needham Rose, was 24. She married Elmer Clarence Gromer on 18 July 1931. She lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1930 and Judicial Township 15, Kern, California, United States in 1940. She died on 9 November 1986, at the age of 75, and was buried in Washington Memorial Park, SeaTac, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Clarence Gromer
1903–1995
Alice Orissa Smith
1911–1986
Marriage: 18 July 1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 July 1931

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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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.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 5

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1931

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Alice Orissa Smith Gromer in household of Elmer Clarence Gromer, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Alice Smith Gromer in household of Elmer Gromer, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Alice Smith Gromer in household of Elmer Gromer, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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