Albert Martin Smith

Brief Life History of Albert Martin

When Albert Martin Smith was born on 2 April 1907, in Adrian, Johnson, Georgia, United States, his father, George Clinton Smith, was 24 and his mother, Ophelia Mozelle Foster, was 29. He lived in Adrian, Emanuel, Georgia, United States in 1920 and District 1145, Cook, Georgia, United States in 1930. He died on 15 August 1985, in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Poplar Springs Methodist Church Cemetery, Adrian, Johnson, Georgia, United States.

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Albert Martin Smith
Mary "Kathaleen" Lassiter

Sources (11)

  • Albert Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Albert Martin Smith, "Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Albert M Smith, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.


Historical Boundaries - 1918: Cook, Georgia, United States


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.

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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