Fred Clarence Smith

1 March 1892–12 August 1972 (Age 80)
Vernon Center, Vernon, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Fred Clarence

When Fred Clarence Smith was born on 1 March 1892, in Vernon Center, Vernon, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Clarence Eben Smith, was 25 and his mother, Mary Belle Earley, was 23. He married Gertrude Morris Allwood on 30 June 1917, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Vernon, Vernon, Oneida, New York, United States for about 40 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 12 August 1972, in Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Vernon Center, Vernon, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Clarence Smith
1892–1972
Gertrude Morris Allwood
1891–1995
Marriage: 30 June 1917
Jerome F Smith
1918–1998
Marion Smith
1921–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 June 1917New York, United States
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    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.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 12
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (13)

    • Fred C Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Fredk C Smith, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • Fred Clarence Smith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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