Gracie Mae Smith

15 June 1893–16 November 1964 (Age 71)
Grover, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Gracie Mae

When Gracie Mae Smith was born on 15 June 1893, in Grover, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, her father, Elisha Berry Smith, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Heavner, was 31. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Clarence Franklin 'Frank' Turner. She lived in Patterson, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Mount Holly, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1964. She died on 16 November 1964, in River Bend Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Clarence Franklin 'Frank' Turner
Gracie Mae Smith
John Clayton Turner
Ruth Turner
Carrie Catherine Turner

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 3
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage
Age 4
In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 19
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 (14)

  • Grace Turner in household of Lawrence F Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gracie M Turner in household of C Frank Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gracy Smith in household of Lisha B Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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