Rebecca Jane Summers

12 April 1878–18 February 1953 (Age 74)
Colbert, Alabama, United States

The Life of Rebecca Jane

When Rebecca Jane Summers was born on 12 April 1878, in Colbert, Alabama, United States, her father, William Carroll Summers, was 38 and her mother, Susan V Fore, was 38. She married Nathan Clifton Smith on 23 January 1895, in Littleville, Colbert, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 12 Stouts, Franklin, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 17 Muscle Shoals, Colbert, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 18 February 1953, in Muscle Shoals, Colbert, Alabama, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Clifton Smith
1875–1953
Rebecca Jane Summers
1878–1953
Marriage: 23 January 1895
Lydia Pearl Smith
1896–1978
Sallie Smith
1899–1940
William Summers Smith
1902–
Eddie Smith
1903–
Ulysses Edward Smith
1904–1958
Geneva Sue Smith
1905–1989
Lena Jane Smith
1910–
John Grady Smith
1912–1970
Gladys Lorene Smith
1914–1972
Lois C. Smith
1920–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 January 1895
Littleville, Colbert, Alabama, United States
children

(10)

    Female1896–1978Female

    Sallie Smith

    Female1899–1940Female

    William Summers Smith

    Male1902–Male

    Eddie Smith

    Male1903–Male

    Ulysses Edward Smith

    Male1904–1958Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    John Marion Summers

    Male1863–1941Male

    Male1866–1949Male

    Elizabeth Summers

    Female1872–Female

    Sallie Summers

    Female1876–Female

    Female1878–1953Female

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 17

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Summer 1.2 Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a nickname meaning ‘gentle’, ‘innocent’.3 Americanized form of some likesounding Ashkenazic Jewish name.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca J Smith in household of Nelson C Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Janie Smith in household of Clifton Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Janie Smith in household of Clifton Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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