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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William Walter Nesmith
Blanche W Bright
Marriage: 22 June 1902
Ethel Maude Nesmith
Willis White Nesmith
Herrel Nesmith
Alli May Nesmith
Carmelia Nesmith
Carrie Elizabeth Nesmith
Ethel Nesmith

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"

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

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    World Events (8)


    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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