Ethel Flora Smout

31 August 1894–30 May 1976 (Age 81)
Slaterville, Weber, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Ethel Flora

When Ethel Flora Smout was born on 31 August 1894, in Slaterville, Weber, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Winslow Thomas Smout, was 22 and her mother, Lydia Ann Martin, was 20. She married Ray Luther Dryer on 26 November 1913, in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Salmon City Election Precinct, Lemhi, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 30 May 1976, in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States.

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Ray Luther Dryer
Ethel Flora Smout
Marriage: 26 November 1913
La Verna Dryer

Spouse and Children

26 November 1913
Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Smout, a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold fat or lard, Dutch smout, or a nickname for someone who had a taste for, and could afford, rich foods.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel F Dryer in household of Roy L Dryer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura E Dryer in household of Ray L Dryer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Smout in household of Smout, "United States Census, 1900"

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