Helen Jane Smith

3 April 1910–4 April 1994 (Age 84)
Muscatine, Iowa, United States

The Life of Helen Jane

When Helen Jane Smith was born on 3 April 1910, in Muscatine, Iowa, United States, her father, Harvey Edward Smith, was 49 and her mother, Amma Florence Snodgrass, was 44. She lived in Lime Creek Township, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 4 April 1994, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84.

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1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 3

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 22

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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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  • Helen Smith in household of E Harvey Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Smith in household of Harvey E Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen Smith in household of Harvey E Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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