Lowell C. Smith

8 August 1917–8 October 2010 (Age 93)
Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lowell C.

When Lowell C. Smith was born on 8 August 1917, in Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States, his father, Chester Irving Smith, was 26 and his mother, Ferne Martin, was 17. He married Zelda Jayne Luebeck on 15 March 1982, in Lafayette, Putnam, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. His occupation is listed as fiat-allis in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. He died on 8 October 2010, in Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana Township, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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Lowell C. Smith
Zelda Jayne Luebeck
Marriage: 15 March 1982
Ronnie Smith

Spouse and Children


    Zelda Jayne Luebeck


15 March 1982
Lafayette, Putnam, Tennessee, United States


    Ronnie Smith


Parents and Siblings




    Hilda E Smith



    Henry Smith


    Robert T. Smith


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 8

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Age 25

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and a small band of scientists and engineers demonstrated that a simple construction of graphite bricks and uranium lumps could produce controlled heat. The space chosen for the first nuclear fission reactor was a squash court under the football stadium at the University of Chicago.

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)

  • Lowell Smith in household of Chester Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lowell C Smith in household of Chester Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lowell C Smith, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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