Eugene Smith

27 August 1928–2 September 1999 (Age 71)
Oxford, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Eugene

When Eugene Smith was born on 27 August 1928, in Oxford, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Francis Smith, was 47 and his mother, Florence Watts, was 45. He lived in Oxford, Amite, Mississippi, United States in 1998. He died on 2 September 1999, in Oxford, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in North Oxford Church, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Francis Smith
Florence Watts
Eddie Smith
Cullie Mae Smith
Henry Roy Smith
Frank K. Smith
Luther Smith
Hazel C Smith
Junius Carl Smith
William Otho Smith
Lottie Pearl Smith
Anne Lee"Annie" Smith
Mary Lucy Smith
Hubert "Zeke" Smith
Eugene Smith

Parents and Siblings



    Eddie Smith


    Cullie Mae Smith



    Frank K. Smith



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World Events (8)


Age 1

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.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 11

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Eugene Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugene Or Smith Possom in entry for Mrs Mary Smith Mills, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Eugene Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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