William L Smith

14 February 1849–20 September 1932 (Age 83)
Navarro, Texas, United States

The Life of William L

When William L Smith was born on 14 February 1849, in Navarro, Texas, United States, his father, Squire Pevehouse Smith, was 28 and his mother, Martha Sarah Jane Welch, was 19. He married Nancy Lavonia Vaughn on 24 July 1873, in Navarro, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Navarro, Navarro, Texas, United States in 1850 and Lockney, Floyd, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 September 1932, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lockney, Floyd, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William L Smith
1849–1932
Nancy Lavonia Vaughn
1853–1937
Marriage: 24 July 1873
Sarah Embery Jane Smith
1874–1928
Cora E Smith
1876–1880
Squire Meredith Smith
1876–1878
Maggie G. Smith
1878–1880
Smith
1879–1879
William Albert Smith
1879–1963
Molly SMITH
1881–1883
John Franklin Smith
1883–1885
James Ira Smith
1886–1969
Rodger Quincy Smith
1889–1957
Robert E. Lee Smith
1891–1892
Gracie May Smith
1896–1909

Spouse and Children

    Male1849–1932Male

    Nancy Lavonia Vaughn

    Female1853–1937Female

MARRIAGE
24 July 1873
Navarro, Texas, United States
children

(12)

    Sarah Embery Jane Smith

    Female1874–1928Female

    Cora E Smith

    Female1876–1880Female

    Squire Meredith Smith

    Male1876–1878Male

    Maggie G. Smith

    Female1878–1880Female

    Smith

    Male1879–1879Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Squire Pevehouse Smith

    Male1820–1879Male

    Martha Sarah Jane Welch

    Female1830–1853Female

siblings

(1)

    William L Smith

    Male1849–1932Male

World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 1

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Wm Smith in household of Squire Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Smith in household of Squire Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William L Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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