Phyllis Jean Smith

Brief Life History of Phyllis Jean

When Phyllis Jean Smith was born on 1 August 1918, in Powell, Montana, United States, her father, Frank Alfred Smith, was 27 and her mother, Myrtle Smith, was 25. She married Alexander Banning Stephenson on 4 April 1939, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States. She lived in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 May 1996, in Powell, Montana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States.

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Alexander Banning Stephenson
Phyllis Jean Smith
Marriage: 4 April 1939

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  • Phyllis G Smith in household of Frank A Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Phyllis Jean Stephenson, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
  • Phyllis Jean Smith, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1919 · Oil is Discovered at Cat Creek

Located near Petroleum and Garfield counties in Montana is Cat Creek . It was here in 1919, that oil was discovered


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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