Donald Eugene smith

8 August 1924–5 May 1998 (Age 73)
Wright, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Donald Eugene

Donald Eugene smith was born on 8 August 1924, in Wright, Missouri, United States. He married Elva Maxine Gregory on 24 December 1943, in Tunas, Dallas, Missouri, United States. He died on 5 May 1998, in Hartville, Wright, Missouri, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hartville, Wright, Missouri, United States.

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Donald Eugene smith
1924–1998
Elva Maxine Gregory
1925–2015
Marriage: 24 December 1943

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1943Tunas, Dallas, Missouri, United States
  • World Events (8)

    1927
    Age 3
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
    1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks
    Age 7
    The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 20
    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Blacksmith
    Gowan
    Nesmith
    Smithe
    Smithson
    Smyth
    Smythe

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