Birtie Lula Smith

7 September 1893–17 September 1971 (Age 78)
Farmersville, Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Birtie Lula

When Birtie Lula Smith was born on 7 September 1893, in Farmersville, Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, William Edward Smith, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Cathern Browning, was 31. She married William Marion Hayes on 3 September 1913, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Collin, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 2, Collin, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 17 September 1971, in Lovington, Lea, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lovington, Lea, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Marion Hayes
Birtie Lula Smith
Marriage: 3 September 1913
Barnie Judson Dale Hayes
Marion Carson Hayes
Edwin Dwain Hayes
Millard R. C. Hayes
Alice Joyce Hayes
J. P. Hayes
Grady Deward Hayes
Charles Clayton Hayes
Johnnie Milton Hayes
Hubert Jearl Hayes
Cleo Washington Hayes

Spouse and Children

3 September 1913
Texas, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    James Smith



    Child Smith


    Lela Pearl Smith



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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 1

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
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.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 21

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Birdie Smith in household of W E Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertie Hayes in household of W M Hayes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertie Hayes in household of Marion Hayes, "United States Census, 1920"

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