Nellie M Smith

5 December 1903–16 January 1984 (Age 80)
Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States

The Life of Nellie M

When Nellie M Smith was born on 5 December 1903, in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States, her father, Ansil Edgar Smith, was 29 and her mother, Iva Hannah Anderson, was 16. She married William Elbert Leeper on 19 September 1921, in Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Grangeville, Idaho, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Fremont Election Precinct, Walla Walla, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 16 January 1984, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States.

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William Elbert Leeper
Nellie M Smith
Marriage: 19 September 1921
Maxine N Leeper
Wilma Leeper
Louella Leeper
Lucille Leeper
William Leeper
Sharon Leeper

Spouse and Children

19 September 1921
Idaho, United States


    Maxine N Leeper


    Wilma Leeper


    Louella Leeper


    Lucille Leeper


    William Leeper


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 4

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Nellie M Smith in household of Ansil E Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie M Leeper in household of William E Leeper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Leeper in household of William Leeper, "United States Census, 1930"

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