Samuel Smith

15 September 1890–4 August 1953 (Age 62)
Russia

The Life of Samuel

Samuel Smith was born on 15 September 1890, in Russia. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Miriam Mary Lerman. He lived in Portland Ward 4, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1920. He died on 4 August 1953, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Smith
1890–1953
Miriam Mary Lerman
1890–1966
Louis Smith
1916–
Lillian Smith
1918–1995
Carl Smith
1919–
Morris J Smith
1921–
Bertha Smith
1920–2009
Kalman Smith
1922–

Spouse and Children

children

(6)

    Louis Smith

    Male1916–Male

    Female1918–1995Female

    Carl Smith

    Male1919–Male

    Female1920–2009Female

    Morris J Smith

    Male1921–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 8

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sam Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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