James H Smith

1916–1971 (Age 55)
Missouri, United States

The Life of James H

When James H Smith was born in 1916, in Missouri, United States, his father, Henry Miles Smith, was 38 and his mother, Ethel Davis, was 25. He lived in Spring Valley Township, Shannon, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died in 1971, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Henry Miles Smith
1878–1926
Ethel Davis
1891–1959
Melba Smith
1909–1995
Lena L Smith
1912–
Wilma M Smith
1914–
James H Smith
1916–1971

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1909–1995Female

    Lena L Smith

    Female1912–Female

    Wilma M Smith

    Female1914–Female

    Male1916–1971Male

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 0

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.
1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931

Age 15

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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  • James H Smith in household of Henry M Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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