Rex W Smith

from 11 June 1958 to 6 November 1958–24 May 2009 (Age 50)
Niles Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Rex W

Rex W Smith was born from 11 June 1958 to 6 November 1958, in Niles Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States as the son of Loren Smith and Shirley Ann Cooper Hannum. He died on 24 May 2009, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Loren Smith
Shirley Ann Cooper Hannum
1941–2014
Rex W Smith
1958–2009

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World Events (3)

1959 · Motown Records

Age 1

Berry Gordy founded Tamla Records in Detroit with an $800 loan from his family on January 12, 1959. Gordy was inspired by the assembly line he worked on. He would imagine a kid off the street coming into his company and leaving a star. Tamla Records and Motown labels were incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. As a record producer, Gordy signed acts such as the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder, and went on to be the highest earning African American business.
1960

Age 2

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.
1960 · Fifty Star Flag

Age 2

The 50 Star Flag Design is adopted to be the nation’s flag

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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