Luna Smith

16 May 1911–12 July 1989 (Age 78)
Columbia, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Luna

When Luna Smith was born on 16 May 1911, in Columbia, Georgia, United States, her father, John A Smith, was 45 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Elkins, was 33. She lived in Appling, Columbia, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Harlem, Columbia, Georgia, United States for about 21 years. She died on 12 July 1989, in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Harlem, Columbia, Georgia, United States.

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John A Smith
Mary Elizabeth Elkins
Ethel Smith
Birtha Smith
James Hillman Smith
Emanuel Smith
Rosa Lee Smith
Lee Roy Smith
Luna Smith

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 1
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote
Age 11
The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
Age 21
Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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Sources (13)

  • Luna Smith in household of John A Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lucy Smith in household of J A Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Georgia Deaths, 1919-98

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