Lester Smith

27 December 1916–17 February 1994 (Age 77)
Junction, Kimble, Texas, United States

The Life of Lester

When Lester Smith was born on 27 December 1916, his father, John Wiley Smith, was 49 and his mother, Mattie Leta Meredith, was 26. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 17 February 1994, in Junction, Kimble, Texas, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

John Wiley Smith
Mattie Leta Meredith
Willie B Smith
Albert W Smith
Dixie L Smith
Olney Burrell Smith
Lester Smith
Elsie Bell Smith
Willie O Smith

Parents and Siblings

    John Wiley Smith


    Mattie Leta Meredith




    Willie B Smith


    Albert W Smith


    Dixie L Smith


    Olney Burrell Smith



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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 13

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Lester M Smith in household of John W Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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