Nola Ferne Vaughan

3 June 1890–11 June 1978 (Age 88)
Monica, Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life of Nola Ferne

When Nola Ferne Vaughan was born on 3 June 1890, in Monica, Peoria, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin Adolphus Vaughan, was 39 and her mother, Anna Angeline Cook, was 31. She married Thomas Anderson Smith on 23 November 1904, in Julesburg, Sedgwick, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Election Precinct 2, Sedgwick, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 June 1978, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Anderson Smith
Nola Ferne Vaughan
Marriage: 23 November 1904
Vaughan Vincent Smith

Spouse and Children

23 November 1904
Julesburg, Sedgwick, Colorado, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from fychan, a lenited form of bychan, a diminutive of bach ‘little’. This was often used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, typically the son of a father with the same name.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Fern Vaughan in household of Benjamin Vaughan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fern Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fernie Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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