Joseph R Smith

March 1887–30 July 1953 (Age 66)
Texas, United States

The Life of Joseph R

When Joseph R Smith was born in March 1887, in Texas, United States, his father, Richard Andrew Smith, was 32 and his mother, Carlotta Eugenia Wilson, was 22. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Blanco, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 July 1953, in Marble Falls, Burnet, Texas, United States, at the age of 66.

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Richard Andrew Smith
Carlotta Eugenia Wilson
Ora D Smith
Sallie L Smith
Isaac Ray Smith
Joseph R Smith
Myrtle A Smith
James W Smith
Quinna M Smith
Quinnie Mary Banks
Carlotta G Smith
William L Smith

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    Ora D Smith



    Myrtle A Smith


    James W Smith


    Quinna M Smith


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 7

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 18

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

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)

  • Joseph R Smith in household of Richard A Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph R Smith in household of Richard A Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Richard Smith, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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