Willard Smith

1 October 1945–15 September 2005 (Age 59)
Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Willard

When Willard Smith was born on 1 October 1945, in Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States, his father, Thomas Atwell Smith, was 37 and his mother, Viola Elizabeth Yarbrough, was 37. He died on 15 September 2005, in his hometown, at the age of 59, and was buried in Courtland, Lawrence, Alabama, United States.

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Thomas Atwell Smith
Viola Elizabeth Yarbrough
Vernice Smith
Oralene Smith
Herchel Smith
Dorothy Smith
Fay Smith
Willard Smith

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World Events (8)

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act
Age 2
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.
1948 · The Dixiecrats
Age 3
Dixiecrats were members of a right-wing splinter group who opposed federal intervention on state matters such as race and labor relations. After failing to prevent the nomination of Harry Truman at the Democratic National Convention, over 6,000 people from 13 southern states met at the Dixiecrat Convention in Birmingham on July 17, 1948. Here, Governor Strom Thurmond was nominated for president and Governor Fielding L. Wright was nominated for vice president. The Dixiecrats hoped to win enough electoral-college votes in the southern states to prevent either Republican or Democrat nominee from winning enough electoral votes for election. Truman was elected on November 2, 1948, and the Dixiecrats received only 39 electoral votes.
1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment
Age 16
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 (5)

  • Willard Smith, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Willard Oneal Smith, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Willard O Smith, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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