Esther Florence Moats

10 October 1897–
Ritchie, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Esther Florence

When Esther Florence Moats was born on 10 October 1897, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States, her father, Schuyler Colfax Moats, was 29 and her mother, Martha Isabel Buchanan, was 30. She married Fred Alpheus Smith on 30 November 1915, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Canal Fulton, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States in 1940.

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Fred Alpheus Smith
Esther Florence Moats
Marriage: 30 November 1915
Lloyd A Smith
Fred Alpheus Smith
Nellie L Smith
Eleanor L Smith
Kathyan J Smith

Spouse and Children

30 November 1915
Harrison, West Virginia, United States


    Lloyd A Smith


    Fred Alpheus Smith


    Nellie L Smith


    Eleanor L Smith


    Kathyan J Smith


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Moat .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Smith in household of Fred A Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Esther Smith in household of Fred Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Esther F Smith in household of Fred A Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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