Thomas W Smith

1898–1963 (Age 64)
Bunker, Reynolds, Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas W

When Thomas W Smith was born on 18 February 1898, in Bunker, Reynolds, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Wyatt Smith, was 43 and his mother, Cornelia Francis Morris, was 38. He lived in Meramec Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Westville, Adair, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 22 January 1963, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Bunker, Reynolds, Missouri, United States.

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Thomas W Smith
1898–1963
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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 6

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Thomas Smith in household of Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas W Smith in household of Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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