Tauwanda Marie Smith

25 May 1924–19 November 2004 (Age 80)
Springfield, Springfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Tauwanda Marie

When Tauwanda Marie Smith was born on 25 May 1924, in Springfield, Springfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Rhuell Smith, was 38 and her mother, Daisy Elizabeth Markle, was 36. She lived in Allen Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940 and Georgia, United States in 1998. She died on 19 November 2004, in Griffin, Pike, Georgia, United States, at the age of 80.

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Roy Haynes Robinson
1928–1996
Tauwanda Marie Smith
1924–2004

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World Events (8)

1927
Age 3
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island
Age 18
Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1945 · Peace in a Post War World
Age 21
The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

Possible Related Names

Smithe
Smither
Smithey
Smyth
Smythe
McGowan
Smead
Faber

Sources (3)

  • Marie F Smith in household of George R Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marie T Smith in household of George Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marie Robinson in entry for Rhuell W Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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