Michael Wade Smith

17 December 1949–4 June 2010 (Age 60)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Michael Wade

Michael Wade Smith was born on 17 December 1949, in North Carolina, United States. He died on 4 June 2010, in Key West, Monroe, Florida, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Weddington, Union, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Wade Smith
1949–2010
Janice Delaine Kiker
1951–1973

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World Events (8)

1950

Age 1

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.
1959 · Research Triangle Park Opens

Age 10

High-tech growth happened when in 1959 the research triangle park was opened. The park goes between Raleigh, Burham, and Chapel Hill.
1966 · The Freedom of Information Act

Age 17

Is a federal law that requires that full or partial disclosure of all previously unreleased government documents or information to be given upon request.

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)

  • Michael Wade Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Michael Wade Smith in entry for Janice Delaine Smith, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"
  • Michael Wade Smith in entry for Janice Delaine Smith, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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