Don Robert Smith

23 February 1923–11 March 2012 (Age 89)
Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Don Robert

When Don Robert Smith was born on 23 February 1923, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Orson Smith, was 32 and his mother, Mary Elsie Farrer, was 30. He married Venna Jensen on 23 May 1945, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 2008. He died on 11 March 2012, in Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Don Robert Smith
1923–2012
Venna Jensen
1922–2016
Marriage: 23 May 1945
Scott Don Smith
1946–2012
Kim Christian Smith
1949–2018

Spouse and Children

    Male1923–2012Male

    Venna Jensen

    Female1922–2016Female

MARRIAGE
23 May 1945
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(2)

    Male1946–2012Male

    Kim Christian Smith

    Male1949–2018Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 5

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Don Robert Smith in household of Orson Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Don Robert Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Don Robert Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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