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
1867–1942
Mattie Leta Meredith
1890–1923
Willie B Smith
1903–
Albert W Smith
1911–
Dixie L Smith
1914–
Olney Burrell Smith
1915–1983
Lester Smith
1916–1994
Elsie Bell Smith
1918–2008
Willie O Smith
1921–2008

Parents and Siblings

    John Wiley Smith

    Male1867–1942Male

    Mattie Leta Meredith

    Female1890–1923Female

siblings

(7)

    Willie B Smith

    Male1903–Male

    Albert W Smith

    Male1911–Male

    Dixie L Smith

    Female1914–Female

    Olney Burrell Smith

    Male1915–1983Male

    Male1916–1994Male

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World Events (8)

1917

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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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Sources (1)

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

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