LOUVENA SMITH

10 February 1911–before 28 December 2001 (Age 90)
Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of LOUVENA

When LOUVENA SMITH was born on 10 February 1911, in Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States, her father, John L Smith, was 26 and her mother, Lena Meriman Rogers, was 22. She married CLAUDE RHODUS in 1931, in Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died before 28 December 2001, in her hometown, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

CLAUDE RHODUS
1914–1982
LOUVENA SMITH
1911–2001
Marriage: 1931
CLAUDE L RHODUS
1937–2006
Betty Lou Rhodus
1939–2019

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1931Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 1
    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.
    1912 · McCreary County Created
    Age 1
    Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 24
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (7)

    • Verna Smith in household of John Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Lou Vena Smith, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Vena Rhodus in entry for Ernest N Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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