Neoma Ann Smith

23 October 1893–12 May 1985 (Age 91)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Neoma Ann

When Neoma Ann Smith was born on 23 October 1893, in Illinois, United States, her father, Jacob Clark Smith, was 30 and her mother, Francis Josephine Doyle, was 28. She married Thomas Homer Sellers on 31 May 1911, in Plainville, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Plainville, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 12 May 1985, in Paradise, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Homer Sellers
Neoma Ann Smith
Marriage: 31 May 1911
Clark Homer Sellers
Loren A Sellers

Spouse and Children

31 May 1911
Plainville, Adams, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Clarence L Smith


    John H Smith


    Clark E Smith




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World Events (8)

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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 (2)

  • Neoma A Smith in household of Jacob R Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Neoma A Smith in household of Jacob C Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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