George William Smith

18 August 1916–24 April 1990 (Age 73)
Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States

The Life of George William

When George William Smith was born on 18 August 1916, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, his father, Abraham Park Smith, was 35 and his mother, Deborah Lucinda Clifford, was 33. He married Marie Barbara Urriola on 27 May 1939, in Elko, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 24 April 1990, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Annis, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

George William Smith
Marie Barbara Urriola
Marriage: 27 May 1939
John Kenneth Smith

Spouse and Children

27 May 1939
Elko, Nevada, United States


    John Kenneth Smith


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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: 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)

  • George W Smith in household of A P Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Smith in household of Abraham P Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George William Smith, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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