Amanda Ruth Dalton

1893–1990 (Age 97)
Odessa, Lafayette, Missouri, United States

The Life of Amanda Ruth

When Amanda Ruth Dalton was born on 20 January 1893, in Odessa, Lafayette, Missouri, United States, her father, William Fredrick Dalton, was 32 and her mother, Willie Mina Bear, was 21. She married Theodore Daniel Smith on 4 May 1931, in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States. She died on 21 March 1990, in her hometown, at the age of 97, and was buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amanda Ruth Dalton
1893–1990
Theodore Daniel Smith
1875–1955
Marriage: 4 May 1931

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
4 May 1931
Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 26

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Cumbria, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, named Dalton, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ ( see Dale ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Autun (D’Autun) in Seine-et-Loire, France. The place name derives from the Latin form Augustodunum, a compound of the imperial name Augustus + the Gaulish element dūn ‘hill’, ‘fort’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Ruth Smith in household of Theodore D Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Dalton Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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