Carl Lehman Smith

Brief Life History of Carl Lehman

When Carl Lehman Smith was born on 29 September 1897, in Clark, Indiana, United States, his father, John S. Smith, was 28 and his mother, Annie Elizabeth Suddith, was 24. He married Opal Irene Baxter in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Scott, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Noble Township, Rush, Indiana, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

Carl Lehman Smith
1897–
Opal Irene Baxter
1901–1980
Marriage:
Norma J. Smith
1927–1998
Barbara Ann Smith
1929–

Sources (8)

  • Carl Smith in household of John S Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Carl Lehman Smith, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Carl Lehman Smith in entry for John Lawrence Walker and Barbara Ann Smith, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1929

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.

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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