Archer Irvin Smith

12 November 1907–3 September 1980 (Age 72)
Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Archer Irvin

When Archer Irvin Smith was born on 12 November 1907, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Pedro Creed Smith, was 35 and his mother, Mary Belle Mathis, was 27. He married Lucinda Kathryn Fain on 7 April 1928, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States for about 15 years and Raleigh Township, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 3 September 1980, in Mount Airy Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mount Airy Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Archer Irvin Smith
Lucinda Kathryn Fain
Marriage: 7 April 1928
Dorothy Dean Smith

Spouse and Children

7 April 1928
Surry, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 11

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 20

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Archer I Smith in household of Andrew H Champion, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Artha Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Archer Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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