JoAnn Smith

17 June 1922–18 December 1983 (Age 61)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of JoAnn

When JoAnn Smith was born on 17 June 1922, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Leo John Smith, was 29 and her mother, Clara Margaret Stenger, was 30. She lived in Rocky River, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Rocky River, Rocky River, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 18 December 1983, in Rockwell, Lamar, Texas, United States, at the age of 61.

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 1
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · The First Municipally Owned Airport in the Country.
Age 3
The Cleveland Hopkins Airport was named after its founder, William R. Hopkins, and it was the first municipality-owned airport in the United States. It also is the home of the first air traffic control tower, the first ground-to-air radio control system, the first airfield lighting system, and the first U.S. airport to be directly connected to a local rail transit system. It is still in operation today and is the 43rd busiest airport in the United States.
Age 19
Japanese attack 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 (3)

  • Joann Smith in household of Leo J Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joann L Smith in household of Leo John Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joann Chuplis, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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