Of course, today, I'm Grandpa William Smith. However, I was named for my grandfather, Dad's Dad, William Emanuel Smith, who was born on May 5, 1869. He was born 143 years ago today.
The year is not too hard for me to calculate. He died a couple of months after I was born, at age 70. I am coming up on my 73rd birthday. 70+73=143. Clever, huh?
Thanks to WikiTree for the reminder of this birthday - I must give credit where credit it due. I got an email... ;-)
Families are Forever! ;-)