George Oliver Smith

16 August 1933–11 December 2003 (Age 70)
Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of George Oliver

When George Oliver Smith was born on 16 August 1933, in Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, George Cofre Smith, was 38 and his mother, Leona Imogene Pocklington, was 21. He married Doreen Caroline Bowman on 16 January 1954. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 11 December 2003, in Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

George Oliver Smith
1933–2003
Doreen Caroline Bowman
1934–1963
Marriage: 16 January 1954
Steven Lee Smith
1955–2007
Nonie Lee Smith
1959–1959

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 January 1954
children

(2)

    Steven Lee Smith

    Male1955–2007Male

    Nonie Lee Smith

    Female1959–1959Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1895–1976Male

    Leona Imogene Pocklington

    Female1912–1980Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 4

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • George Smith in household of George Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Oliver Smith in entry for Nonie Lee Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • George Oliver Smith in entry for Nonie Lee Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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