Lawton John Smith

2 November 1908–23 May 1985 (Age 76)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lawton John

When Lawton John Smith was born on 2 November 1908, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Alexander Aloysius Schmitt, was 42 and his mother, Clara Margaret De Grandchamps, was 30. He married Rose Irene Goike in 1931, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Warren, Macomb, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Macomb, Macomb, Michigan, United States in 1985. He died on 23 May 1985, in Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Clinton Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawton John Smith
Rose Irene Goike
Marriage: 1931
Lawton D. Smith
Darlene Smith
Larry Richard Smith

Spouse and Children


    Rose Irene Goike


Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Aloysius Schmitt


    Clara Margaret De Grandchamps




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · The Ford Building

Age 1

The Ford Building was one of the first high-rises to use a steel structural support system. It stands at 23 stories in total height and it held the title as tallest building in Detroit from 1908 until 1913.

Age 21

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

Anglo-Saxon: Smidh, anyone who strikes with a hammer, an artificer, a carpenter, a smith, a workman

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lawton Smith in household of John Shannon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lawton Smith im Haushalt von Alexander Smith, „United States Census, 1910“
  • Laughlin J Smith im Haushalt von Alexander A Smith, „United States Census, 1920“

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