Virginia Lee Smith

Female3 November 1927–16 June 1999

Brief Life History of Virginia Lee

When Virginia Lee Smith was born on 3 November 1927, in Pickering, Nodaway, Missouri, United States, her father, Forrest Clarence Smith, was 21 and her mother, Florence Pauline Swinford, was 20. She married Charles Francis Gould on 20 July 1951, in Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota, United States. She lived in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1940 and Fairmont Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States in 1950. She died on 16 June 1999, in Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 71.

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Charles Francis Gould
1927–2008
Virginia Lee Smith
1927–1999
Marriage: 20 July 1951

Sources (17)

  • Virginia Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia L Smith, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 July 1951Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1929

    Age 2

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

    Age 4

    The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 20

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    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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