Ottie Avery Smith

24 March 1894–25 August 1972 (Age 78)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Ottie Avery

When Ottie Avery Smith was born on 24 March 1894, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Julius M. Smith, was 44 and his mother, Harriet E Taylor, was 32. He lived in Cove Creek Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 August 1972, in Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Ottie Avery Smith
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 3

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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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  • Ottie Smith in household of Harriet Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ottie Smith in household of Julius M Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Otta A Smith in household of Julus M Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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