Oscar Smith

8 August 1931–18 May 2010 (Age 78)
Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Oscar

When Oscar Smith was born on 8 August 1931, his father, Jesse Olian Smith, was 44 and his mother, Rosa Smith, was 40. He lived in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Beat 4, Franklin, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 18 May 2010, in Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 78.

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Jesse Olian Smith
Rosa Smith
Hollyce Smith
Wilson Smith
William Bailey Smith
Oris Barber Smith
Ida Smith
Oscar Smith

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 8

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Oscar Smith in household of J Olion Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oscar Smith in entry for Ms Ida Fuller, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Oscar Smith in entry for Ms Ida Fuller, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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