Floyd Elgie Smith

15 March 1895–4 June 1954 (Age 59)
Maypearl, Ellis, Texas, United States

The Life of Floyd Elgie

When Floyd Elgie Smith was born on 15 March 1895, in Maypearl, Ellis, Texas, United States, his father, Samuel Marmaduke Smith, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Buck, was 32. He had at least 2 sons with Inez Wood. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Ellis, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Ellis, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 4 June 1954, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Ellis, Texas, United States.

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Floyd Elgie Smith
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • F E Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elgie Smith in household of Sam M Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Floy E Smith in household of Samuel ? Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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