Joseph Wade Smith

1917–January 1982 (Age 65)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Joseph Wade

When Joseph Wade Smith was born in 1917, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Robert P. Smith, was 36 and his mother, Bertha Smith, was 34. He had at least 1 son with Betty Lois Smith. He died in January 1982, in Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Wade Smith
1917–1982
Betty Lois Smith
1916–1992
Robert Fred Smith
1935–1995

Spouse and Children

children

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Parents and Siblings

    Robert P. Smith

    Male1881–Male

    Bertha Smith

    Female1883–Female

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World Events (3)

1917

Age 0

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 0

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 0

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

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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