Cleve Smith (1896 - 1962)

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Cleve Smith
1896 - 1962
updated February 06, 2019
Cleve Smith was born on March 15, 1896. He died in November 1962 at age 66. We know that Cleve Smith had been residing in Mississippi.


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Cleve Smith passed away in November 1962 at 66 years old. He was born on March 15, 1896. We have no information about Cleve's immediate family. We know that Cleve Smith had been residing in Mississippi.
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In 1896, in the year that Cleve Smith was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1914, Cleve was 18 years old when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1920, by the time he was 24 years old, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1935, he was 39 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1962, in the year of Cleve Smith's passing, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

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Cleve C Smith
Born: around 1915
Missouri, United States
Cleve H Jr Smith
Born: around 1920
Alabama, United States
Cleve R Smith
Born: around 1921
California, United States
Cleve Smith
Born: around 1913
Indiana, United States
Cleve Smith
Born: around 1924
Mississippi, United States
Cleve Smith
Born: around 1916
Alabama, United States
Cleve W Smith
Born: around 1902
Mississippi, United States
Cleve Leslie Smith
1915 - 1964
Buff, Australia
Cleve Smith
Dec 31, 1969 - Sep 4, 1932
Cleve Smith
Nov 17, 1913 - Jul 3, 1982
Cleve Smith
Jan 29, 1888 - Dec 3, 1976
Cleve R Smith
Nov 11, 1921 - May 21, 2001
Banning, CA
Cleve W Smith
Jul 27, 1945 - May 21, 2001
Cleve C Smith
Feb 10, 1915 - Nov 19, 1996
El Dorado Springs, MO
Cleve Smith
Nov 25, 1884 - June 1965
Cleve Smith
Mar 18, 1896 - May 1971
Rochester, Minnesota
Cleve R Smith
Nov 28, 1912 - Sep 11, 1997
Annandale, MN
Cleve Smith
Dec 18, 1935 - May 1986
Cleve Smith
Oct 20, 1948 - Dec 1, 1996
Fort Worth, TX
Cleve Smith
Jun 3, 1931 - Apr 12, 2003
Alvarado, TX

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Myra Smith
Sep 6, 1946 - May 1986
Natchez, Mississippi
Albert Smith
Jan 5, 1935 - Aug 25, 2001
Bude, MS
Frank Smith
Dec 6, 1906 - Dec 15, 1996
Centreville, MS
Toler S Smith
Apr 9, 1943 - Oct 12, 2003
Florence, MS
Doyle Smith
Jul 26, 1945 - February 1973
Marie Smith
Jul 13, 1917 - Oct 16, 2010
Los Angeles, CA
Effie Smith
Nov 8, 1913 - May 1984
Centreville, Mississippi
J L Smith
Jul 18, 1945 - Jul 15, 1994
Lillie Smith
Jul 14, 1901 - March 1981
Vicksburg, Mississippi
David Smith
Jun 23, 1946 - August 1984
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Leon Smith
Nov 4, 1946 - Nov 30, 1998
Rolling Fork, MS
Marion A Smith
Oct 10, 1902 - Jan 9, 1994
Edwards, MS
Mary Smith
Jan 1, 1910 - June 1985
Pelahatchie, Mississippi
Lorenzo Smith
Aug 14, 1945 - Nov 27, 1992
Billy E Smith
Feb 6, 1947 - Jun 5, 2007
Mendenhall, MS
Thomas J Smith
Jan 29, 1941 - Dec 22, 1991
James Smith
Nov 26, 1943 - March 1978
M G Smith
Sep 10, 1945 - Jul 15, 1990
Willie Smith
Oct 31, 1944 - Dec 31, 2006
Raymond, MS
Brenda F Smith
Apr 25, 1947 - Aug 23, 2009
Kosciusko, MS

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David A Butler
Jun 9, 1944 - Oct 23, 2003
Lena Whitley
Oct 27, 1893 - November 1981
Natchez, Mississippi
James D Adams
May 8, 1944 - Oct 3, 1999
Centerville, LA
Robert Richardson
Jan 3, 1945 - July 1984
Moses A Murphy
Dec 24, 1943 - Jul 15, 2007
Natchez, MS
Bobbie C Weathersby
Oct 25, 1940 - Jul 30, 2008
Liberty, MS
Etta M Morris
Jun 30, 1944 - Jan 17, 2003
Washington, MS
James D Ware
Jan 26, 1947 - Jul 21, 1992
Natchez, MS
Clyde G Bacon
Feb 27, 1947 - Jan 7, 2010
Natchez, MS
Vernon Session
Oct 3, 1944 - June 1971
James L Reynolds
Apr 11, 1945 - Jun 3, 2008
West Plains, MO
Johnny C Cason
Jan 15, 1946 - Apr 13, 2009
Grand Rapids, MI
Myra Smith
Sep 6, 1946 - May 1986
Natchez, Mississippi
Charlene C Connor
Mar 26, 1944 - Sep 24, 2006
Monroe, LA
Lonnie A Stroud
Nov 29, 1944 - Sep 11, 2009
Meadville, MS
Joney Morris
Nov 11, 1939 - Nov 10, 2004
Washington, MS
Henry Ford
Feb 6, 1945 - Jul 11, 2011
Natchez, MS
M A Bates
Jul 30, 1943 - Sep 15, 1996
Natchez, MS
Albert Smith
Jan 5, 1935 - Aug 25, 2001
Bude, MS
Ruby C Russell
Dec 28, 1905 - Oct 26, 2007
Anguilla, MS
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