Huston "Preacher" Smith

19 April 1920–27 February 2008 (Age 87)
Monette, Craighead, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Huston "Preacher"

When Huston "Preacher" Smith was born on 19 April 1920, in Monette, Craighead, Arkansas, United States, his father, Truman Bishop Smith Jr, was 37 and his mother, Mary Myrtle Bost, was 34. He lived in Black Oak, Craighead, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Black Oak Township, Craighead, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 27 February 2008, in Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas, United States.

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Truman Bishop Smith Jr
Mary Myrtle Bost
George D Smith
Samuel Harvey Smith
Eva L. Smith
James B. Smith
Margie L. Smith
Minnie E Smith
Nellie Smith
Huston "Preacher" Smith
Bessie V Smith
Mable Smith
Nova Lee Adams

Parents and Siblings




    Samuel Harvey Smith




    Margie L. Smith


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World Events (8)

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 2

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Huston Smith in household of T B Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Huston Smith in household of T B Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mr Huston Or Preacher Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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