Susan Illene Smith

30 September 1948–17 December 1995 (Age 47)
Marshall, Harrison, Texas, United States

The Life of Susan Illene

When Susan Illene Smith was born on 30 September 1948, her father, James Carl Smith, was 34 and her mother, Lillie Irene Speights, was 32. She married Arthur Ray Harris on 27 January 1967, in Harrison, Texas, United States. She died on 17 December 1995, in Marshall, Harrison, Texas, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Gill Community Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison, Texas, United States.

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Arthur Ray Harris
Susan Illene Smith
Marriage: 27 January 1967

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    Arthur Ray Harris



27 January 1967
Harrison, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 1

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 1

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.
1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

Age 13

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

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)

  • Susan Illene Smith, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Susan I Harris, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Susan S Harris, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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