Elmer C Smith

Brief Life History of Elmer C

When Elmer C Smith was born on 9 July 1900, in Nicolaus, Sutter, California, United States, his father, James Edwin Smith, was 34 and his mother, Prudence Ellen Corliss, was 28. He married Lela Corliss on 7 October 1933, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 11 November 1986, in Yuba City, Sutter, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sutter, Sutter, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer C Smith
1900–1986
Lela Corliss
1908–1999
Marriage: 7 October 1933
Cornelia Frances Smith
1934–2001
Felicia Catherine Smith
1936–2012
James Edwin Smith II
1937–2000
Leslie D Smith
1938–

Sources (16)

  • Elmer C Smith, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Elmer C Smith, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Elmer Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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