Herbert William Smith (1926 - 1949)

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Herbert William Smith
1926 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Herbert William Smith was born in 1926. He was born to Smith John Smith and Myra Stewart Smith, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Geelong, Australia at age 23.

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Herbert William Smith

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Smith John Smith
Geelong, Australia
Myra Stewart Smith
Geelong, Australia

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Herbert William Smith passed away in 1949 in Geelong, Australia at 23 years of age. He was born in 1926. He was born to Smith John Smith and Myra Stewart Smith, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1926 - 1949 World Events

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In 1926, in the year that Herbert William Smith was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1930, at the age of merely 4 years old, Herbert was alive 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 1933, by the time he was merely 7 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1949, in the year of Herbert William Smith's passing, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

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Smith John Smith
Geelong, Australia
Myra Stewart Smith
Geelong, Australia
Patricia Ann Smith
Died: 1949
Geelong, Australia
Smith Arthur William Smith
Geelong, Australia
Kathleen Okeefe Smith
Geelong, Australia
Michael Charles Smith
Died: 1949
Hton, Australia
William Thomas Smith
1886 - 1949
Horsham, Australia
Smith Thomas Powell Smith
Horsham, Australia
Louisa Pocoka Smith
Horsham, Australia
Dory Brough Smith
1885 - 1949
Kburra, Australia
Laburn Arthur Smith
Kburra, Australia
Evelyn Learmouth Smith
Kburra, Australia
Ian Stewart Smith
1931 - 1949
Lismore, Australia
Smith Joseph Stewart Smith
Lismore, Australia
Annie May Corkrey Smith
Lismore, Australia

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Smith John Smith
Geelong, Australia
Myra Stewart Smith
Geelong, Australia
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1865 - 1949
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William Johann Andreske
1855 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Andreske Samuel Andreske
Geelong, Australia
Peter Hamilton Lee
Died: 1949
Geelong, Australia
Lee Ivan Frederick Lee
Geelong, Australia
Jean Hemphill Lee
Geelong, Australia
Thomas Campbell
1871 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Campbell William Campbell
Geelong, Australia
Elizabeth Murray Campbell
Geelong, Australia
Bertha Anne Tilley
1880 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Annie Davis Tilley
Geelong, Australia
Alan Leslie Nicholls
1912 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Edith Darling Nicholls
Geelong, Australia
John Lennox
1864 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Lennox David Lennox
Geelong, Australia
Sarah Percy Lennox
Geelong, Australia
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