Michael Philip Smith

10 July 1900–16 March 1953 (Age 52)
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Michael Philip

When Michael Philip Smith was born on 10 July 1900, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Christian Michael Smith, was 25 and his mother, Minnie Mary Eliza Bair, was 25. He married Cora Bell Bates on 25 June 1942, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Reed Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Penn Township, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 March 1953, in Duncannon, Wexford, County Wexford, Ireland, at the age of 52, and was buried in Duncannon, Wexford, County Wexford, Ireland.

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Michael Philip Smith
Cora Bell Bates
Marriage: 25 June 1942

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25 June 1942
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 5

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Micheal Smith in household of Christopher Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Michael Smith in household of Christ Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Michael F Smith in household of Christian Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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