Nona Chaney

Brief Life History of Nona

Nona Chaney was born on 25 June 1903, in Kentucky, United States. She married Omer Jack Smyth in 1920, in Estill, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She lived in Irvine, Estill, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 27 April 1983, at the age of 79, and was buried in Crowe Cemetery, Estill, Kentucky, United States.

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Omer Jack Smyth
Nona Chaney
Marriage: 1920
Lillian Smyth
Vicie Smyth
Shirley Juanita Smyth
Lonnie Reece Smyth
Marjorie Smyth
Lucille Pearl Smyth
Pauline Smyth
Anna Smyth
Janet Smyth

Sources (12)

  • Nona Smith in household of Jack Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nonie Chaney in entry for Robert Thomas Henderson and Lucille Pearl Smyth, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Nonie Smyth in household of Omer Smyth, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)


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1904 · The Black Patch War

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any one of several places in Normandy, Picardy, or Artois (France) named (Le) Quesnay or Quesnoy, or elsewhere in northern France named (Le or La) Chesnay or Chesnoy. The placenames all derive from Old French chesnai or its Normanno-Picard equivalent quesnai ‘oak grove’ (medieval Latin casnetum).

French: variant of Chanet, a habitational name from any of various places called Chanet or Le Chanet, from Latin canna ‘reed’ + the suffix -etum denoting an inhabitant.

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

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