Gladys Uraina Smith

10 March 1902–20 October 1969 (Age 67)
Clyde Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Gladys Uraina

When Gladys Uraina Smith was born on 10 March 1902, in Clyde Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States, her father, James H Smith, was 32 and her mother, Nina A Sisco, was 27. She married Charles Robert Dell Sr on 28 June 1928, in South Bend, Portage Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Valley Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 20 October 1969, in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Robert Dell Sr
Gladys Uraina Smith
Marriage: 28 June 1928
Leo Allen Dell
Dawn Iris Dell
Charles Robert Dell Jr
Alice Irene Dell
Joyce Karen Dell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1928South Bend, Portage Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 1
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
    1903 · Ford Motor Company
    Age 1
    "Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
    Age 18
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    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.

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    Sources (14)

    • Gladys Smith, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
    • Gladys Dell in household of Charles Dell, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Gladys Smith in entry for Charles Den, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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