Raymond Michael Smith

13 August 1897–31 July 1969 (Age 72)
Stark, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Raymond Michael

When Raymond Michael Smith was born on 13 August 1897, in Stark, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, his father, James Henry Smith, was 35 and his mother, Helen Regina Buckley, was 33. He lived in Brown, Wisconsin, United States in 1897 and Morrison, Brown, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He died on 31 July 1969, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Raymond Michael Smith
1897–1969
Mary Violet Randlett
1899–1965

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Henry Smith

    Male1862–1941Male

    Helen Regina Buckley

    Female1864–1949Female

siblings

(13)

    Mary Smith

    Female1886–1886Female

    Female1887–1974Female

    Clara Francisca Smith

    Female1888–1896Female

    Male1891–1973Male

    Edwina Mary Smith

    Female1893–Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Ray Smith in household of James Smith, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Raymond Smith in household of James Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Raymond Smith in household of James Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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