Elvie Smith

Brief Life History of Elvie

When Elvie Smith was born on 18 April 1912, in Washington, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, her father, Arciuse Smith, was 25 and her mother, Louise Odette Guillaumin, was 22. She married Joseph Felix Bertrand on 29 April 1929, in Vidor, Orange, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ward Five, Evangeline, Louisiana, United States in 1920 and Ward Four, Acadia, Louisiana, United States in 1940. She died on 4 January 2007, in Bunkie, Avoyelles, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Felix Bertrand
1911–1976
Elvie Smith
1912–2007
Marriage: 29 April 1929
Lurline Fern Bertrand
1932–2013
Richard Bertrand
Richard Wayne Bertrand
1933–2015

Sources (7)

  • Elvia Bertrand in household of Joseph Bertrand, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elvie Smith Ryder, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elive Ryder, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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