Marilyn Jane Smith

16 August 1930–2 September 1996 (Age 66)
Yakima, Washington, United States

The Life of Marilyn Jane

When Marilyn Jane Smith was born on 16 August 1930, in Yakima, Washington, United States, her father, Theodore Edward Smith, was 37 and her mother, Winnifred Grey Goff, was 35. She had at least 1 son with John Stanley Wuitschick. She lived in Kittitas, Washington, United States in 1935 and Cle Elum Ward 1 Election Precinct, Kittitas, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 2 September 1996, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Gethsemani Cemetery, Harmony, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Stanley Wuitschick
1929–1955
Marilyn Jane Smith
1930–1996
John Stanley Wuitschick Jr.
1951–

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    John Stanley Wuitschick Jr.

    Male1951–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 10

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 18

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Marilyn J Smith in household of Theodore E Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marilyn Jane Wuitschick, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Marilyn Wuitschick in entry for Edwin Carson Or Ed Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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