Nelle Smith

1 February 1892–11 December 1957 (Age 65)
Provo, Utah, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Nelle

When Nelle Smith was born on 1 February 1892, in Provo, Utah, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Richard Jonathan Smith, was 31 and her mother, Polly Ann Richmond, was 27. She married Ole Gustavus Muir on 29 October 1913, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 11 December 1957, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ole Gustavus Muir
Nelle Smith
Marriage: 29 October 1913
Clara Bernice Muir
Richard LeRoy Muir
Larry Errol Muir
Helen Muir
Merle John Muir

Spouse and Children

29 October 1913
Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 6

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 18

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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 Smith in household of Erhard J Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie Smith in household of Richard Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie Muir in household of Ole G Muir, "United States Census, 1920"

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