Oda Lenora Smith

26 August 1869–12 February 1954 (Age 84)
Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Oda Lenora

When Oda Lenora Smith was born on 26 August 1869, in Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States, her father, Theophilus Case Smith, was 28 and her mother, Martha Jane Howe, was 18. She married Noble Robert Jesse Thomas on 20 September 1890, in Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Montserrat Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Montserrat, Johnson, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 12 February 1954, in Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Noble Robert Jesse Thomas
1871–1914
Oda Lenora Smith
1869–1954
Marriage: 20 September 1890
Martha Ann Thomas
1891–1956
Birdie May Thomas
1893–1941
George Noble Thomas
1895–1899
Rose Cammorn Thomas
1897–1969
Anna "Annie" Dolly Thomas
1898–1978
John Theopless Thomas
1901–1976
Allie Elvina Thomas
1903–1983
Willis Elmer Thomas
1905–1988
Robert Oral Thomas
1907–
Deeda Thomas
1910–1910
Lida Lucinda Thomas
1912–1981

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1890Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1870 · Giving all the right to vote
    Age 1
    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 27
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (9)

    • Oda L Anthony in household of Harry Anthony, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Oda L Thomas in entry for William Lafferty, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Oda Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"

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