Cherrill Melford Smith

1921–1984 (Age 62)
Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Cherrill Melford

When Cherrill Melford Smith was born on 10 August 1921, in Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Arthur Marquis Smith, was 47 and his mother, Crissie Susan Davis, was 29. He married Dorothy Ann Heinz on 30 August 1942. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 12 July 1984, in Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cherrill Melford Smith
Dorothy Ann Heinz
Marriage: 30 August 1942
Richard Smith
Cheryl Ann Smith
Beverly Anne Smith

Spouse & Children

30 August 1942


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1910–1983Female

  • Elizabeth Smith


  • John Edwin Smith


  • Richard Smith


  • Male1921–1984Male

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 4

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Cherrill Melford Smith, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Cherrill Melford Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925

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