Gladys Marie Smith

Female5 February 1934–3 June 2013

Brief Life History of Gladys Marie

When Gladys Marie Smith was born on 5 February 1934, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Fred Smith, was 39 and her mother, Thelma Turley, was 27. She married Billy Harold Midkiff on 8 December 1950, in Lincoln, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 3 June 2013, in South Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Forks of Coal Community Cemetery, Alum Creek, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Billy Harold Midkiff
1932–2007
Gladys Marie Smith
1934–2013
Marriage: 8 December 1950
Sandy Jean Midkiff
1953–2011
Mark Anthony Midkiff
1956–1988

Sources (11)

  • Gladis Smith in household of Fred Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gladys Marie Smith, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Gladys M Midkiff, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1950Lincoln, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 1

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    1935 · The Social Security Act

    Age 1

    This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.

    1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

    Age 21

    The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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