Sylvester Forgeman Smith

7 August 1893–15 July 1954 (Age 60)
Lock Haven, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sylvester Forgeman

When Sylvester Forgeman Smith was born on 7 August 1893, in Lock Haven, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel Smith, was 35 and his mother, Susana Cordelia Stiner, was 23. He died on 15 July 1954, in Lock Haven, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Dunnstown, Woodward Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester Forgeman Smith
1893–1954
Katie Elizabeth Rhoades
1897–1962

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Smith

    Male1857–1913Male

    Susana Cordelia Stiner

    Female1869–1938Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 12

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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 ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sylvester Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sylvester Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sylvester Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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