Jeffrey Clay Smith

5 February 1882–21 March 1950 (Age 68)
Blanco, Blanco, Texas, United States

The Life of Jeffrey Clay

When Jeffrey Clay Smith was born on 5 February 1882, in Blanco, Blanco, Texas, United States, his father, John Michael Smith, was 51 and his mother, Elizabeth J Neil, was 41. He lived in Blanco, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 21 March 1950, in Johnson City, Blanco, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Blanco Cemetery, Blanco, Blanco, Texas, United States.

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John Michael Smith
Elizabeth J Neil
George Thomas Smith
Fannie Leona Smith
Tiffney M. Smith
Maggie Ann Smith
John Edwin Smith
Eva Virginia Smith
Charles Alvin Smith
Kenneth Harvey Smith
Jeffrey Clay Smith

Parents and Siblings

    John Michael Smith


    Elizabeth J Neil




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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 12

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 18

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Jeff Smith in household of John M Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jeff Smith, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Jeff C Smith, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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