Marthaleen Elizabeth Smith

26 April 1924–July 2014 (Age 90)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Marthaleen Elizabeth

When Marthaleen Elizabeth Smith was born on 26 April 1924, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Edgar Vance Smith Sr, was 19 and her mother, Vida Rosella Sigmon, was 17. She lived in Catawba, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Clines Township, Catawba, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died in July 2014, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Vance Smith Sr
Vida Rosella Sigmon
Marthaleen Elizabeth Smith
Edgar Vance Smith Jr
James B. Smith

Parents and Siblings




    Edgar Vance Smith Jr


    James B. Smith


World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1953 · Ohio state oficially admitted into the Union

Age 29

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law recognizing that Ohio was admitted into the Union, since it had previously slipped through the cracks. The official date of admittance was agreed upon as March 1, 1803, ratified as of May 19, 1953.

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 ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Smith in household of Vance Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marthaleen Smith in household of Vance E Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rosa Lee Smith, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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