Earl Washington Smith

23 April 1895–28 March 1964 (Age 68)
Hancock, Ohio, United States

The Life of Earl Washington

When Earl Washington Smith was born on 23 April 1895, in Hancock, Ohio, United States, his father, George Washington Smith, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Jane Eck, was 34. He married Hazel Marie Baker on 29 April 1916, in Wyandot, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Richland Township, Wyandot, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Findlay Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 28 March 1964, at the age of 68.

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Earl Washington Smith
Hazel Marie Baker
Marriage: 29 April 1916
Marie Smith

Spouse and Children

29 April 1916
Wyandot, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Smith





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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

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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Sources (3)

  • Earl W Smith in household of Nancy Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Earl W Smith in household of George W Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earl Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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