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Offline advancedsmite

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Re: Ahna Skop, Professor
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2023, 02:59:28 am »
William Thomas Smith
B: 27 Mar 1872 - Kentucky, USA
D: 17 Feb 1961 - Pike County, Kentucky, USA

1920 United States Federal Census
Name   W T Smith
Age   47
Birth Year   1873
Birthplace   Kentucky
Home in 1920   Lower Big Creek, Pike, Kentucky
Residence Date   1920
Race   White
Gender   Male
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace   Kentucky

Household members
W T Smith   47
Esther Smith   35
Monroe Smith   21
Evastor Smith   18
Maggie Smith   16
Marinda Smith   14
Linnie Pauley   14
Homer Smith   12
Emma Pauley   12
Finis Smith   10
Mary Pauley   9
Maxie Smith   6
Martha Pauley   6
Gladys Smith   4
Columbus Pauley  4

1910 United States Federal Census
Name   William T Smith
Age in 1910   38
Birth Date   1872
Birthplace   Kentucky
Home in 1910   Big Creek, Pike, Kentucky, USA
Race   White
Gender   Male
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace   Kentucky

Household members
William T Smith  38
Mary Smith   33

Joseph M Smith    12
Erastus Smith   10
Maggie M Smith  7
Marinda Smith   4
Homer Smith   2

1900 United States Federal Census
Name   William Smith
Age   29
Birth Date   Jul 1870
Birthplace   Kentucky, USA
Home in 1900   Big Creek, Pike, Kentucky
Race   White
Gender   Male
Relation to Head of House   Head
Marital Status   Married
Marriage Year   1897
Years Married   3
Father's Birthplace   Kentucky, USA
Mother's Birthplace   Kentucky, USA

Household members
William Smith   29
Mary Smith   21

Erastus Smith   6
Joseph M Smith    2

1880 United States Federal Census
Name   William T. Smith
Age   8
Birth Date   Abt 1872
Birthplace   Kentucky
Home in 1880   Martin, Kentucky, USA
Race   White
Gender   Male
Relation to Head of House   Son
Marital Status   Single
Father's Birthplace   Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace   Kentucky

Household members
Joseph Smith   30
Mary Ann Smith   30

William L. Smith*   8
Marinda Smith   5
James C. Smith   2

*I looked at the actual census and believe the "L" middle initial is a transcription error. After reviewing the census taker's handwriting and samples of how "T" was written in the 1800s, I believe the middle initial is correctly written as "T".

West Virginia, U.S., Marriages Index, 1785-1971
Name   Wm T Smith
Gender   Male
Birth Date   1873
Age   24
Spouse's Name   Mary E Hinkle
Spouse Gender   Female
Spouse Age   21
Marriage Date   8 Jan 1897
Marriage Place   Mingo, West Virginia

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name   William Thomas Smith
Gender   Male
Race   White
Birth Date   27 Mar 1872
Birth Place   Martin Co, Kentucky
Father   Joseph Smith
Mother   Mary M Canada


Kentucky, U.S., Death Index, 1911-2000
Name   William T Smith
Death Date   17 Feb 1961
Death Place   Pike
Age   88
Residence  Pike

Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965
Name   William Thomas Smith
Gender   Male
Race White
Death Age   88
Birth Date   27 Mar 1872
Birth Place   Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Death Date   17 Feb 1961
Death Place   Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, USA
Father   Joey Smith
Mother   Mary Canada




Mary E Hinkle
B: 16 May 1878 - Kentucky, USA
D: 3 Mar 1918 - Pike County, Kentucky, USA

1910 United States Federal Census
Name   Mary Smith
Age in 1910   33
Birth Date   1877
Birthplace   Kentucky
Home in 1910   Big Creek, Pike, Kentucky, USA
Race   White
Gender   Female
Relation to Head of House   Wife
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace   Kentucky

Household members
William T Smith   38
Mary Smith   33

Joseph M Smith   12
Erastus Smith   10
Maggie M Smith   7
Marinda Smith   4
Homer Smith   2

1900 United States Federal Census
Name   Mary Smith
Age   21
Birth Date   May 1879
Birthplace   Kentucky, USA
Home in 1900   Big Creek, Pike, Kentucky
Race   White
Gender   Female
Relation to Head of House   Wife
Marital Status   Married
Father's Birthplace   Kentucky, USA
Mother's Birthplace   Kentucky, USA

Household members
William Smith   29
Mary Smith   21

Erastus Smith   6
Joseph M Smith    2

West Virginia, U.S., Marriages Index, 1785-1971
Name   Mary E Hinkle
Gender   Female
Birth Date   1876
Age   21
Spouse's Name   Wm T Smith
Spouse Gender   Male
Spouse Age   24
Marriage Date   8 Jan 1897
Marriage Place   Mingo, West Virginia

Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965
Name   Mary Smith
Maiden Name   Hinkle
Gender   Female
Race   White
Death Age   39
Birth Date   16 May 1878
Birth Place   Pike, Kentucky, USA
Death Date   3 Mar 1918
Death Place   Pike, Kentucky, USA
Father                George Hinkle
Mother                Annie Ray




I have traced Ahna Skop's family back to 1870 with every family member listed as "white" on every record (except, possibly, on the death certificate of Ahna Skop's grandmother, Josephine Smith Prince). In my opinion, based on publicly available information, this research shows that Josephine Smith was incorrectly listed as "Cherokee" on her death certificate. You don't become Cherokee/Native American overnight. It follows each generation through records. Ahna Skop's family did not live anywhere near the Cherokee as they lived in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Kentucky was shared hunting ground but the Cherokee never had permanent settlements in Kentucky. I will not be adding additional genealogy. I may add screenshots as of Ahna Skop's family tree.



Offline educatedindian

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Re: Ahna Skop, Professor
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2023, 07:27:43 pm »
What I was asking is if she's truly Lebanese or Syrian as claimed. The older "scientific racism" claims that Arabs were caucasian/white. Some of my Syrian or Lebanese students could pass for white, sometimes brown hair, fair skin, or light eyes. But they certainly face discrimination as Arabs, demonization like the last president attacking them and barring them.
Some have been in the US many generations and can pass easier. People as old as me remember the comedian Marlo Thomas of That Girl. Skop, even if she is Arab in her ancestors, could pass since she likely would have no accent.
But I didn't see any Arab names in the genealogy. Skop is a Jewish or Polish name and Poland is near the Ukraine. But her mother's side has all English names except for Liken which is German.
So the Syrian, Lebanese, and even Greek claims of hers also seem to be made up or based on family claims or something we don't know about yet. While many minority scholarships and awards do include Arabs, if she made that up too, she got the awards based on dubious claims.

Offline advancedsmite

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Re: Ahna Skop, Professor
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2023, 01:25:11 am »
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Tweeted by Dr. Ahna Skop, Ph.D. @foodskop at 2:52 PM on 12/4/2017 (screenshot attached)

Dr. Ahna Skop, Ph.D.
@foodskop
Finally an article that nails it!!
@SenWarren is not Cherokee.
#actionslouderthanwords
https://thinkprogress.org/elizabeth-warren-is-not-cherokee-c1ec6c91b696/
2:52 PM       12/4/17



Here's more information on the great article Ahna Skop shared:

11/30/2017: "Op-Ed: I am a Cherokee woman. Elizabeth Warren is not." - By Rebecca Nagel
Direct Link: https://archive.thinkprogress.org/elizabeth-warren-is-not-cherokee-c1ec6c91b696/
Archive Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20230124204250/https://thinkprogress.org/elizabeth-warren-is-not-cherokee-c1ec6c91b696/