Fannie Leona Smith

Brief Life History of Fannie Leona

Mrs. Fannie Lee Wimberley, 85, died at her home at 114 S. Comanche Street on Thursday, Feb. 19, after a brief illness. She had been a long time resident of the San Marcos and Wimberley communities. Survivors include two sons, Damon L. Wimberley and Early Wimberley and one daughter, Mrs. Esther Bell Long, all of San Marcos; three brothers, Tiff Smith, Jeff Smith, both of Johnson City, and Charles Smith of Blanco City; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Clopton of Lorrene, Texas and Mrs. J. J. Wooldridge of Cisco, Texas. Funeral services were held at the Wimberley cemetery on Friday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Markwood of the Wimberley Baptist church officiating. San Marcos Record Page 3 February 27, 1948

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (16)

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

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Wimberley Post Office opened 10 Feb 1880 and post office remains open.


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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