Georgia Bernice Smith

1904–1994 (Age 90)
Jasper, Indiana, United States

The Life of Georgia Bernice

Georgia Bernice Smith was born in 1904, in Jasper, Indiana, United States as the daughter of Theodore W Smith and Gerelda Long. She had at least 1 daughter with William Bristol Johnson. She lived in Barkley Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Carpenter Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died in 1994, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 90.

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William Bristol Johnson
Georgia Bernice Smith
Dorothie Jeanette Johnson

Spouse and Children



    Dorothie Jeanette Johnson


Parents and Siblings

    Theodore W Smith


    Gerelda Long




World Events (8)


Age 0

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 2

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Georgia B Johnson in household of Bill Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Georgia Johnson in household of William Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Georgia Bernice Smith in entry for Willie Bristol Johnson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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