Ora Smith

1892–1923 (Age 31)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Ora

When Ora Smith was born on 19 February 1892, in Missouri, United States, her father, Samuel Wyatt Smith, was 37 and her mother, Cornelia Francis Morris, was 32. She lived in Meramec Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Westville, Adair, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 30 April 1923, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Bunker, Reynolds, Missouri, United States.

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Ora Smith
1892–1923
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 12

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Ora L Smith in household of Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ora Smith in household of Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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