Walter Lyman Smith

7 March 1887–July 1969 (Age 82)
Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Walter Lyman

When Walter Lyman Smith was born on 7 March 1887, in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Ephraim Sherman Smith, was 31 and his mother, Hattie E Rice, was 25. He married Zadia Elizabeth Tatro in 1937, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died in July 1969, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Walter Lyman Smith
1887–1969
Zadia Elizabeth Tatro
1913–2003
Marriage: 1937

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1937Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 3
    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.
    1890 · Woman's Suffrage
    Age 3
    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 22
    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 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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (7)

    • Walter L Smith in household of Ephraim S Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Walter Lyman Smith, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
    • Walter L Smith in household of Ephraim Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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