Leona Myrtle Smith

15 October 1894–September 1974 (Age 79)
McKean Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Leona Myrtle

When Leona Myrtle Smith was born on 15 October 1894, in McKean Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jerome P. Smith, was 31 and her mother, Lena Lang, was 33. She married George Washington Stough on 28 November 1916. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in McKean, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died in September 1974, in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Stough
Leona Myrtle Smith
Marriage: 28 November 1916
Marjorie Stough

Spouse and Children

28 November 1916
Of McKean., Erie, Pennsylvania


    Marjorie Stough


Parents and Siblings

    Jerome P. Smith


    Lena Lang




    Violet May Smith



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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Leona Stough in household of George Stough, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leona Stough in household of Gerome P Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leona Smith in household of Jerome P Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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