Sam Smith

9 March 1916–8 November 1953 (Age 37)
Bladen, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sam

When Sam Smith was born on 9 March 1916, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, his father, James William Smith, was 56 and his mother, Margaret "Maggie" Lee Beard, was 34. He lived in Cypress Creek Township, Bladen, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 8 November 1953, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

James William Smith
1859–1932
Margaret "Maggie" Lee Beard
1881–1948
Carrie M Smith
1901–1995
Nellie Cornilie Smith
1903–1959
Alson James Smith
1905–
Eunice Eugenia Smith
1907–1975
PFC Harry William Smith
1910–1974
B F Smith
1910–1920
Pauline Smith
1912–2009
Ada Irene Smith
1914–2009
Sam Smith
1916–1953
Beulah L Smith
1918–1981
Ella Louise Smith
1921–2011
Etta Lea Smith
1924–1996

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 2

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1927

Age 11

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

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)

  • Sam Smith in household of James W Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sam Smith in household of James W Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sam Owens in entry for Horace L Owens and Nellie Smith, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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