John William Smith

30 March 1889–1960 (Age 70)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Smith was born on 30 March 1889, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel M. Smith, was 35 and his mother, Harriett Ann Raisor, was 38. He married Nora Dale Stone on 16 August 1917, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 1 Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died in 1960, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mount Washington, Bullitt, Kentucky, United States.

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John William Smith
Nora Dale Stone
Marriage: 16 August 1917
Elizabeth Smith
Virgil Smith
John William Smith
Pauline Smith

Spouse and Children

16 August 1917
Clark, Indiana, United States


    Elizabeth Smith


    Virgil Smith


    John William Smith


    Pauline Smith


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 3

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 19

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • John Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Smith in household of Bob Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John W Smith in household of Sam Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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