James Andrew Smith

8 January 1931–20 August 1999 (Age 68)
Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Andrew

When James Andrew Smith was born on 8 January 1931, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, his father, Toney Smith, was 34 and his mother, Edna Johnson, was 30. He married Frances Marion Trantham in 1948, in Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 3, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 20 August 1999, in Texas City, Galveston, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mowbray, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Andrew Smith
1931–1999
Frances Marion Trantham
1932–1997
Marriage: 1948

Spouse and Children

    Male1931–1999Male

    Frances Marion Trantham

    Female1932–1997Female

MARRIAGE
1948
Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1932

Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 11

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 18

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

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)

  • James A Smith in household of Tony Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Andy Smith in entry for Lizzie Mae Green, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Varner Cemetery Records

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