Thomas Vinson Smith

8 July 1869–15 July 1954 (Age 85)
New Hampton, Harrison, Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas Vinson

When Thomas Vinson Smith was born on 8 July 1869, in New Hampton, Harrison, Missouri, United States, his father, Edward Smith, was 39 and his mother, Frances Rebecca Claytor, was 30. He married Lenora B. Bear on 18 February 1900, in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Austin, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Austin Township, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 15 July 1954, in Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Peculiar Cemetery, West Peculiar Township, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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Thomas Vinson Smith
Lenora B. Bear
Marriage: 18 February 1900
Lucille V Smith
Gerald T Smith
Josephine M Smith
Mildred F Smith
Margaret L Smith
Louise Smith

Spouse and Children

18 February 1900
Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States


    Lucille V Smith


    Gerald T Smith


    Josephine M Smith


    Mildred F Smith


    Margaret L Smith


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Adeline Sarilda Smith


    William Price Smith


    Sarah Oregon Smith




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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.

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)

  • Thomas Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas W Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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