Joseph Pinkney Smith

Brief Life History of Joseph Pinkney

When Joseph Pinkney Smith was born on 19 December 1878, in Texas, United States, his father, George Washington Smith, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Elkins, was 30. He married Katherine Louella Ponder from January 1900 to December 1900, in Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Branson, Las Animas, Colorado, United States in 1917 and Las Animas, Colorado, United States in 1920. He died on 21 August 1938, in Washington, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas, United States.

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Joseph Pinkney Smith
1878–1938
Katherine Louella Ponder
1885–1964
Marriage: from January 1900 to December 1900

Sources (8)

  • Joe P Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Pinkney Smith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • J P Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1881 · Denver becomes State Capitol

On Nov 8 1881, Denver becomes the state capitol, due to an economic boom the city experienced in the 1880s.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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