Anna Victoria Smith

16 March 1882–2 April 1983 (Age 101)
Laramie, Albany, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Anna Victoria

When Anna Victoria Smith was born on 16 March 1882, in Laramie, Albany, Wyoming, United States, her father, Winfield Scott Smith, was 30 and her mother, Ida Marie Newell, was 21. She married Charles Liston Worthington on 2 May 1914, in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 2 April 1983, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Midway City, Orange, California, United States.

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Charles Liston Worthington
Anna Victoria Smith
Marriage: 2 May 1914
Beth Ida Worthington
Gwen A Worthington

Spouse and Children

2 May 1914
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 2

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 27

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Anna V Worthington in household of Charles L Worthington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Anna V Worthington in household of Charles L Worthington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Anna V Smith in household of Winfield S Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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