Fred Smith

15 December 1927–6 July 2001 (Age 73)
Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Fred

When Fred Smith was born on 15 December 1927, in Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States, his father, Arthur Addison Smith, was 39 and his mother, Mabel Susan Carter, was 30. He lived in Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States in 1930. He died on 6 July 2001, in Hampden, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hermon, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Arthur Addison Smith
Mabel Susan Carter
Arthur Addison Smith
Francis Reuben Smith
Adella Estelle Smith
Marion Vivian Smith
Hazel Elaine Smith
Charlotte Kathryn Smith
Fred Smith

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World Events (8)

1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 1

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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

Food on the plate

When dad first got married he did not like one type of food touching another on the plate or even cooking it together in the pot. In time as the family grew he gave up on that and by the time I Daniel …

Sources (3)

  • Fred Smith in household of Arthur A Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred Smith, "Maine, Tombstone Inscriptions, Surname Index, 1620-2014"
  • Fred Smith in entry for Raymond F. Smith, "Philippines Marriages, 1723-1957"

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