James Francis Smith

28 October 1942–2 March 2014 (Age 71)
Clarksville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Francis

When James Francis Smith was born on 28 October 1942, in Clarksville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States, his father, Julius William Smith, was 21 and his mother, Rosetta Evamae Hess, was 21. He died on 2 March 2014, in New Albany Circuit, Floyd, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in New Albany Circuit, Floyd, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Julius William Smith
1920–2007
Rosetta Evamae Hess
1921–2013
James Francis Smith
1942–2014
Richard L Smith
1943–2020

Parents and Siblings

    Julius William Smith

    Male1920–2007Male

    Rosetta Evamae Hess

    Female1921–2013Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 3

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

Age 19

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

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)

  • Jim Smith in entry for Rosetta E Hess Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • James F Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • James Francis Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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