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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Family Time Line

Joshua Everett Popejoy
1886–1941
Lou Emma Smith
1890–1964
Marriage: 5 May 1909
Lee Tarence Popejoy
1910–1978
Samuel Everett Popejoy
1914–1941

Spouse and Children

    Joshua Everett Popejoy

    Male1886–1941Male

    Female1890–1964Female

MARRIAGE
5 May 1909
Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Lee Crawford Smith

    Male1849–1911Male

    Tirzah Francis Harlan

    Female1850–1930Female

siblings

(8)

    Female1871–1959Female

    Narsis Smith

    Female1871–Female

    Henry Harrison Smith

    Male1873–1935Male

    Elias Harlan Smith

    Male1876–Male

    Anderson Elihu Smith

    Male1878–1941Male

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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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