Daniel Jesse Nesmith

16 April 1900–30 October 1975 (Age 75)
Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel Jesse

When Daniel Jesse Nesmith was born on 16 April 1900, in Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States, his father, Henry Benton Nesmith, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Alice Phoebe Masters, was 30. He had at least 1 daughter with Ellen Victoria Gillespie. He lived in Longview, Cowlitz, Washington, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 63 Highlands North, Cowlitz, Washington, United States in 1940. In 1918, at the age of 18, his occupation is listed as laborer, sew mill in Lufkin, Angelina, Texas, United States. He died on 30 October 1975, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
Age 1
"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 1
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
Age 20
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Glasgow): occupational name for a maker of knives, from Middle English knif-smith ‘knife-smith, cutler’ (Old English cnīf + smith).English: alternatively, an occupational name connected with wheel making, from Middle English nave-smith ‘nave-smith’ (Old English nafu, nafa ‘nave, the central part of a wheel’ + smith).

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

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Sources (12)

  • Dan Nesmith in entry for Hazel Danita Nesmith, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Dan Nesmith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Daniel Jesse Nesmith in entry for James Benton Nesmith, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

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