Aloysius Joseph Smith

Male24 November 1892–2 October 1980

Brief Life History of Aloysius Joseph

When Aloysius Joseph Smith was born on 24 November 1892, in St. Peter, Nicollet, Minnesota, United States, his father, Peter Smith Schmidt, was 41 and his mother, Mary Siebauer, was 35. He married Verall Ethel Wilson on 10 September 1932, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Middleville Township, Wright, Minnesota, United States in 1940 and Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1950. He died on 2 October 1980, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aloysius Joseph Smith
1892–1980
Verall Ethel Wilson
1910–1988
Marriage: 10 September 1932
Allen Eugene Smith
1938–2007
Gerald Wayne Smith
1944–2013

Sources (14)

  • Al Smith, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Al. J. Smith, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Al J Smith, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1932Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

    Age 1

    The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    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.

    1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

    Age 23

    The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.

    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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