Fannie Leona Smith

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

The Life 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

27 June 1886
Blanco, Texas, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Michael Smith


    Elizabeth J Neil




+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: 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)

  • Leona Smith in household of John Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • F L Wimberly, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fannie L Wimberley, "United States Census, 1930"

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