Edwin Smith (1903 - 1971)

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Edwin Smith
1903 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
Edwin Smith was born on May 26, 1903. He died in September 1971 at 68 years of age. We know that Edwin Smith had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21202.


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Edwin Smith died in September 1971 at 68 years old. He was born on May 26, 1903. There is no information about Edwin's surviving family. We know that Edwin Smith had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21202.
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In 1903, in the year that Edwin Smith was born, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1913, he was only 10 years old when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1936, Edwin was 33 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1968, by the time he was 65 years old, 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.

In 1971, in the year of Edwin Smith's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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around 1920 - Dec 10, 1941
Edwin W. Smith
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Edwin Thomas Martyn Smith
around 1913 - Dec 11, 1943
Edwin Thomas Smith
around 1899 - Aug 9, 1918
Edwin Stanley Smith
Died: Feb 8, 1945
Edwin Stanley Smith
around 1897 - Aug 23, 1918
Edwin Roy Smith
around 1915 - Feb 15, 1942
Edwin Richardson Smith
1892 - Aug 26, 1916
Mpna, Australia
Edwin Rawlinson Smith
around 1895 - May 12, 1917
Edwin Oakes Smith
around 1912 - Apr 14, 1942
Edwin Norman Rothamel Smith
around 1923 - Apr 5, 1942
Edwin Leslie George Smith
Died: Nov 18, 1942
Edwin Joseph Smith
around 1922 - Feb 17, 1942
Edwin John Heighton Smith
around 1890 - Jun 29, 1918
Edwin John Smith
around 1918 - Apr 12, 1943
Edwin Jarvis Smith
around 1916 - Nov 1, 1940
Edwin James Smith
around 1890 - Oct 19, 1917
Edwin James Smith
Died: Aug 5, 1916
Edwin Jabez Smith
around 1891 - Aug 5, 1916
Edwin Horbury Smith
around 1898 - Mar 18, 1916

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Warren Smith
Mar 2, 1895 - August 1963
Kenneth Smith
Jan 30, 1906 - August 1986
Easton, PA
George Smith
Mar 13, 1901 - February 1979
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Carl J Smith
Apr 11, 1915 - Aug 1, 1996
Easton, PA
Clarence Smith
May 9, 1908 - October 1986
Easton, PA
William Smith
Jul 4, 1890 - September 1962
Thelma S Smith
Aug 19, 1914 - Jan 17, 2009
Easton, PA
Marie Smith
Jun 6, 1911 - September 1980
Upper Darby, PA
Ray Smith
Mar 21, 1915 - July 1976
Saint Louis, MO
Lester Smith
May 4, 1903 - December 1978
Easton, PA
Harry Smith
May 1, 1900 - January 1985
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Claire Smith
Oct 30, 1899 - August 1987
Easton, PA
Elizabeth C Smith
Oct 20, 1901 - October 1989
Conrad Smith
Nov 9, 1900 - September 1980
Tatamy, PA
Ethel Smith
Dec 29, 1898 - June 1987
Bethlehem, PA
Florence K Smith
Apr 18, 1895 - March 1989
Warren Smith
May 24, 1899 - December 1970
Wind Gap, PA
William Smith
Feb 22, 1916 - June 1987
Easton, PA
Daisy Smith
Aug 23, 1884 - November 1962
Ralph H Smith
Apr 29, 1916 - Jul 16, 1999
Easton, PA

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Edgar S Babp
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Easton, PA
Louis Barsony
Jan 18, 1909 - January 1979
Phillipsburg, NJ
Ellwood A Bartholomew
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Martin Beck
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William Bedo
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