Julia Marie Smith

Female28 August 1931–18 December 2014

Brief Life History of Julia Marie

When Julia Marie Smith was born on 28 August 1931, in Badin, Stanly, North Carolina, United States, her father, Robert William Smith, sr, was 28 and her mother, Marie Martha Stephens, was 27. She married Robert Leodore Hamel on 29 June 1955, in New Hanover, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Harnett Township, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 18 December 2014, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States.

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Robert Leodore Hamel
Julia Marie Smith
Marriage: 29 June 1955

Sources (11)

  • Julia Smith in household of Robert W Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Julia Marie Smith, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Julia Marie Smith Hamel, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    29 June 1955New Hanover, North Carolina, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.


    Age 1

    Los Angeles, California, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

    Age 24

    The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

    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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