Arthur Smith (1889 - 1968)

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Arthur Smith
1889 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Arthur Smith was born on April 21, 1889. He died in February 1968 at 78 years old. We know that Arthur Smith had been residing in Denver, Denver County, Colorado 80207.

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Arthur Smith died in February 1968 at 78 years old. He was born on April 21, 1889. We are unaware of information about Arthur's family. We know that Arthur Smith had been residing in Denver, Denver County, Colorado 80207.
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1889 - 1968 World Events

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In 1889, in the year that Arthur Smith was born, on May 31st, the South Fork Dam collapsed. Located in western Pennsylvania, the dam failed - sending more than 20 million tons of water into the towns below it. The flood killed more than 2,200 people in and around Johnstown. The newly formed Red Cross responded to the disaster.

In 1899, at the age of merely 10 years old, Arthur was alive when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1908, by the time he was 19 years old, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1930, Arthur was 41 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1968, in the year of Arthur Smith's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Nov 1, 1917 - Nov 9, 1996
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Hubert E Smith
Feb 12, 1914 - Dec 6, 1994
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Edward W Smith
Mar 19, 1912 - Feb 19, 1999
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Chester Smith
Dec 8, 1902 - April 1967
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Margaret Smith
Feb 28, 1900 - November 1978
Seattle, Washington
Gerald Smith
Mar 5, 1904 - November 1969
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Louise M Smith
Sep 8, 1912 - Mar 8, 2003
Redmond, WA
Mabel Smith
Apr 1, 1890 - December 1963
Washington
Henry H Smith
Oct 6, 1910 - Jan 18, 2001
Freeport, TX
Robert G Smith
May 10, 1907 - Apr 28, 1990
Earl Smith
Oct 5, 1899 - January 1980
Kelso, Washington
Howard H Smith
Jan 9, 1915 - Jan 25, 1998
Kennewick, WA
Robert Smith
Jun 12, 1917 - August 1987
Redmond, Washington
Leslie G Smith
Sep 10, 1915 - Apr 26, 1988
Raymond, WA
Gordon T Smith
Oct 22, 1914 - Mar 31, 1972
Raymond, WA
Jennie Smith
Feb 28, 1897 - November 1980
San Francisco, California
Wesley S Smith
Nov 18, 1911 - Aug 28, 2002
Index, WA
Frank Smith
Dec 30, 1885 - February 1982
Puyallup, Washington

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