David Arthur Smoak

Brief Life History of David Arthur

When David Arthur Smoak was born on 10 February 1881, in Colleton, South Carolina, United States, his father, Daniel Henry M. Smoak, was 29 and his mother, Mahalia Ann Hudson, was 26. He married Emma Leatha Beverly about 1911, in Colleton, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Bell Township, Colleton, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Heyward Township, Colleton, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 February 1964, in Colleton, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Sniders Crossroads, Colleton, South Carolina, United States.

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David Arthur Smoak
Emma Leatha Beverly
Marriage: about 1911
Jennie Smoak
Edna Virginia Smoak

Sources (17)

  • Dave Smoak, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David A Smoak, "South Carolina, Colleton County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951"
  • David Arthur Smoak, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Smock .

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

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