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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
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.
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
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 ).