Lou Emma Smith

7 October 1890–17 December 1964 (Age 74)
Collinsville, DeKalb, Alabama, United States

The Life of Lou Emma

When Lou Emma Smith was born on 7 October 1890, in Collinsville, DeKalb, Alabama, United States, her father, Lee Crawford Smith, was 41 and her mother, Tirzah Francis Harlan, was 39. She married Joshua Everett Popejoy on 5 May 1909, in Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States for about 5 years and Ward Four, Caddo, Louisiana, United States in 1940. She died on 17 December 1964, in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States.

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Joshua Everett Popejoy
Lou Emma Smith
Marriage: 5 May 1909
Lee Tarence Popejoy
Samuel Everett Popejoy

Spouse and Children

    Joshua Everett Popejoy



5 May 1909
Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Lee Crawford Smith


    Tirzah Francis Harlan





    Narsis Smith


    Henry Harrison Smith


    Elias Harlan Smith


    Anderson Elihu Smith


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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Lan E Popejay in household of Josh E Popejay, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lou Emma Popejoy in household of Josh E Popejoy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lou Emma Popejoy in household of Josh E Popejoy, "United States Census, 1930"

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