Thurman Andrew Smith

8 August 1906–8 October 1991 (Age 85)
Willis, Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thurman Andrew

When Thurman Andrew Smith was born on 8 August 1906, in Willis, Floyd, Virginia, United States, his father, Isaac Smith, was 28 and his mother, Rozella Mae Hylton, was 24. He married Verna Mae Davis in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States. He lived in Burks Fork, Floyd, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Jackson Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 8 October 1991, in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States.

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Thurman Andrew Smith
Verna Mae Davis

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Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States

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    Dorcie Elva Smith



    Truman Zachriah Smith



World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 11

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Thurman Smith in household of Isaac Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Therman A Smith in household of Isieh Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thurman A Smith in household of Isaac Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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