Roy Willard Smith

4 April 1923–18 May 2009 (Age 86)
Williamson, Texas, United States

The Life of Roy Willard

When Roy Willard Smith was born on 4 April 1923, in Williamson, Texas, United States, his father, Roy Clarence Smith, was 28 and his mother, Victoria Lela May Morgan, was 27. He married Eva Dean Calhoun on 6 February 1943. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 7, Bell, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 18 May 2009, in Ocala, Marion, Florida, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hammond, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States.

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Roy Willard Smith
Eva Dean Calhoun
Marriage: 6 February 1943

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    Eva Dean Calhoun


6 February 1943

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 6

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Williard Smith in household of Roy Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Williard Smith in household of Ray Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy W Smith, "Texas Divorce Index, 1968-2010"

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