Oda Lenora Smith

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

The Life 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
Oda Lenora Smith
Marriage: 20 September 1890
Martha Ann Thomas
Birdie May Thomas
George Noble Thomas
Rose Cammorn Thomas
Anna "Annie" Dolly Thomas
John Theopless Thomas
Allie Elvina Thomas
Willis Elmer Thomas
Robert Oral Thomas
Deeda Thomas
Lida Lucinda Thomas

Spouse and Children

20 September 1890
Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Theophilus Case Smith





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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: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oda L Anthony in household of Harry Anthony, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oda Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oda Anthony in household of Harry Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"

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