William Walter Nesmith

Male4 September 1884–3 March 1978

Brief Life History of William Walter

When William Walter Nesmith was born on 4 September 1884, in Ellis, Texas, United States, his father, Uriah William Nesmith, was 36 and his mother, Phereby Elisabeth Murphree, was 24. He married Blanche W Bright on 22 June 1902, in Taylor, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Taylor, Texas, United States for about 20 years and Justice Precinct 1, Taylor, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 3 March 1978, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

William Walter Nesmith
1884–1978
Blanche W Bright
1883–1934
Marriage: 22 June 1902
Ethel Maude Nesmith
1904–1978
Willis White Nesmith
1907–1976
Herrel Nesmith
1910–1911
Nesmith
1911–1911
Alli May Nesmith
1913–
Carmelia Nesmith
1916–
Carrie Elizabeth Nesmith
1918–2004
Ethel Nesmith
1920–

Sources (23)

  • William Nesmith in household of Elizebeth Nesmith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Walter Nesmith, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Will Nesmith, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1902Taylor, Texas, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1886

    Age 2

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

    Age 10

    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 25

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (Glasgow): occupational name for a maker of knives, from Middle English knif-smith ‘knife-smith, cutler’ (Old English cnīf + smith).

    English: alternatively, an occupational name connected with wheel making, from Middle English nave-smith ‘nave-smith’ (Old English nafu, nafa ‘nave, the central part of a wheel’ + smith).

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

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