Sidney Emmett Smith

11 December 1891–1969 (Age 77)
Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia, United States

The Life of Sidney Emmett

When Sidney Emmett Smith was born on 11 December 1891, in Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, his father, John Thomas Smith, was 31 and his mother, Hattie Versenoy Duggan, was 28. He lived in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1969, at the age of 78.

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John Thomas Smith
Hattie Versenoy Duggan
Hazel Lucile Smith
Sidney Emmett Smith
Margaret Tallulah Smith
Gladys Smith

Parents and Siblings


    Hattie Versenoy Duggan




World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 2

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

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)

  • Ennet S Smith in household of John T Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sidney E Smith in household of John T Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sidney E Smith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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