Brack Smith

Brief Life History of Brack

When Brack Smith was born on 12 February 1912, in Clay, Kentucky, United States, his father, James W Smith, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Jane Delph Smith, was 32. He lived in Magisterial District 8, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 4, Clay, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 18 September 1966, in Clay, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Plank, Clay, Kentucky, United States.

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James W Smith
Sarah Jane Delph Smith
Raymond Smith
Simon Smith
Bertha C. Smith
Shirley Joseph Smith
Taylor Smith
Cloyd J Smith
Brack Smith
R J Smith
Preston B Smith

Sources (5)

  • Brack Smith in household of James B Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Brack Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Brack Smith, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

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