Dorothy Jane Smith

22 August 1915–3 July 1996 (Age 80)
Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States

The Life of Dorothy Jane

When Dorothy Jane Smith was born on 22 August 1915, in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States, her father, John Emanuel Smith, was 24 and her mother, Mildred M Myers, was 25. She married James Ernest Wilson on 19 June 1937, in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 3 July 1996, in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80.

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James Ernest Wilson
Dorothy Jane Smith
Marriage: 19 June 1937
Jack Lee Wilson
Karen Jean Wilson

Spouse and Children

19 June 1937
Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States


    Jack Lee Wilson


    Karen Jean Wilson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Dorothy J Wilson in household of James E Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy J Smith in household of John E Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy J Smith in household of John L Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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