Roberta Ford Smith

25 September 1886–31 December 1974 (Age 88)
Columbus, Colorado, Texas, United States

The Life of Roberta Ford

When Roberta Ford Smith was born on 25 September 1886, in Columbus, Colorado, Texas, United States, her father, Lowndes Grant Smith, was 26 and her mother, Ella Dixie Gourley, was 24. She married John Adair Lockman on 7 July 1904. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 31 December 1974, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Columbus, Colorado, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Adair Lockman
Roberta Ford Smith
Marriage: 7 July 1904
Marjorie Mercedes Lockman

Spouse and Children

    John Adair Lockman



7 July 1904
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Lowndes Grant Smith


    Ella Dixie Gourley




    Mercedes E. Smith



    Elizabeth Mercedes Smith



    Leland Lucian Smith


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 8

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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  • Roberta Lockman in household of John T Lockman, "United States Census, 1910"

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