Sidney Sherman Smith

23 August 1907–3 April 1985 (Age 77)
Waterloo, Grant Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sidney Sherman

When Sidney Sherman Smith was born on 23 August 1907, in Waterloo, Grant Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States, his father, Elmer McHenry Smith, was 44 and his mother, Margaret Nevada Hampshire, was 38. He married Elois Louise Swartz on 12 December 1929, in Waterloo, Grant Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Smithfield Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Richland Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 3 April 1985, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Grant Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States.

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Sidney Sherman Smith
Elois Louise Swartz
Marriage: 12 December 1929
Mark Lee Smith

Spouse and Children

12 December 1929
Waterloo, Grant Township, DeKalb, Indiana, 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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 22

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: 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)

  • Sidney Smith in household of Elmer Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sidney Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sydnia Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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