Grace Geraldine Smith

14 January 1881–26 September 1953 (Age 72)
Woodcock, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Grace Geraldine

When Grace Geraldine Smith was born on 14 January 1881, in Woodcock, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Nathan Reitenauer Smith, was 35 and her mother, Mary Smith, was 27. She lived in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 26 September 1953, in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Royal Edward Platt
Grace Geraldine Smith
Richard Edward Platt

Spouse and Children



    Richard Edward Platt


Parents and Siblings

    Nathan Reitenauer Smith


    Mary Smith




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 10

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Grace G Platt in household of Royal E Platt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace G Platt in household of Royal E Platt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace G Platt, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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