12 April 1883– Montgomery, Franklin, Vermont, United States
The Life of Oscar Peck
When Oscar Peck Smith was born on 12 April 1883, in Montgomery, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Rufus Smith, was 54 and his mother, Emma E. Peck, was 31. He married Louise Mae Austin on 12 May 1910, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
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 ).