Elizabeth Cooper Smith

Female2 December 1910–28 November 1999

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Cooper

When Elizabeth Cooper Smith was born on 2 December 1910, in Kent, Maryland, United States, her father, Dr Frank Wilmer Smith, was 31 and her mother, Eva Foxwell Cooper, was 25. She married Harmon Cook Joyner on 7 November 1932, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Fairlee, Kent, Maryland, United States in 1930 and Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States in 1999. She died on 28 November 1999, in Centreville, Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harmon Cook Joyner
Elizabeth Cooper Smith
Marriage: 7 November 1932
Eva J Joiner
Harmon F Joiner

Sources (4)

  • Elizabeth Smith in household of Frank W Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mrs Elizabeth Cooper Smith Joyner, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Elizabeth S Joyner in household of Harmon C Joyner, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1932Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 2

    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.

    1917 · WWI and Delaware

    Age 7

    During 1917 and 1918, Delaware sent around ten thousand soldiers to fight in WWI. The mortality rate of those ten thousand was minimal, with only forty-seven deaths.

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 25

    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.

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