Ruth Annabelle Smith

Brief Life History of Ruth Annabelle

When Ruth Annabelle Smith was born on 22 April 1918, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, her father, Franklin Pierce Smith, was 26 and her mother, Myrtle Iola Burger, was 22. She married Gordon Henry Pease about 1935, in Big Horn, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Natrona, Wyoming, United States in 1930 and Election District 18, Park, Wyoming, United States in 1940. She died on 9 October 2001, in Papillion, Sarpy, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 83.

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Gordon Henry Pease
Ruth Annabelle Smith
Marriage: about 1935
Dale Henry Pease

Sources (9)

  • Ruth Smith in household of Frank Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Anabell Pease, "Wyoming, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Ruth Gorris in entry for Pearl L Compton, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.


Women got to vote first time in the state of Wyoming.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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