Wilbur Leroy "Smitty" Smith

23 March 1913–18 July 1994 (Age 81)
Uhrichsville, Mill Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States

The Life of Wilbur Leroy "Smitty"

When Wilbur Leroy "Smitty" Smith was born on 23 March 1913, in Uhrichsville, Mill Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, his father, Harry Ray Smith, was 37 and his mother, Carrie Catherine Willard, was 33. He married Evalyn Gertrude Patterson on 14 November 1936, in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Mill Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 18 July 1994, in Kettering, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery, Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United States.

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Wilbur Leroy "Smitty" Smith
Evalyn Gertrude Patterson
Marriage: 14 November 1936

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14 November 1936
Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States

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Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1935 · The FBI is Established

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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: 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)

  • Wilbur Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilbur L Smith in household of Harry R Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilbert L Smith in household of Harry R Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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