Fannie Leona Smith

12 October 1862–19 February 1948 (Age 85)
San Marcos, Hays, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Fannie Leona

When Fannie Leona Smith was born on 12 October 1862, in San Marcos, Hays, Texas, United States, her father, John Michael Smith, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth J Neil, was 22. She married Pleasant Wimberley Jr. on 27 June 1886, in Blanco, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hays, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 1, Hays, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 19 February 1948, in Wimberley, Hays, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Wimberley Cemetery, Wimberley, Hays, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pleasant Wimberley Jr.
Fannie Leona Smith
Marriage: 27 June 1886
Damon L Wimberley
Earl Wimberley
Esther Belle Wimberley
Pleasant Wimberley III

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1886Blanco, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 18
    Wimberley Post Office opened 10 Feb 1880 and post office remains open.
    Age 24
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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.

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    Sources (15)

    • Leona Smith in household of John Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Fannie L Smith, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
    • Fanny Smith in entry for Earl Wimberley, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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