Opal Marie Herrel

20 August 1914–8 October 2007 (Age 93)
Hartford, Ohio, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Opal Marie

When Opal Marie Herrel was born on 20 August 1914, in Hartford, Ohio, Kentucky, United States, her father, William O Herrel, was 43 and her mother, Mary E. Wright, was 35. She married McClellan Stanley Smith on 1 January 1935, in Hartford, Ohio, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Rockport, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 5 Bartlett, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 8 October 2007, at the age of 93.

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McClellan Stanley Smith
Opal Marie Herrel
Marriage: 1 January 1935
Betty Marie Smith
Norma June Smith

Spouse and Children

1 January 1935
Hartford, Ohio, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 12

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Herrle .2 English and Irish: variant of Harrell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Opal Smith in household of Stanley Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Opal M Herrel in household of William Herrel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Opal M Herrel in household of William O Herrel, "United States Census, 1920"

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