Bertha Alice Smith

18 June 1884–14 March 1954 (Age 69)
Mack-Gate City, Scott, Virginia, United States

The Life of Bertha Alice

When Bertha Alice Smith was born on 18 June 1884, in Mack-Gate City, Scott, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Elbert Smith, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth McConnell, was 22. She married William Leonard McConnell on 17 June 1903, in Gate City, Scott, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in De Kalb Magisterial District, Scott, Virginia, United States for about 30 years and Civil District 11, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 14 March 1954, in Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Leonard McConnell
Bertha Alice Smith
Marriage: 17 June 1903
Norma Eugenia McConnell
Ralph Emerson McConnell
Lelia Ruth McConnell
Alma Lileth McConnell
Rita Claire Mcconnell
Anne Mae McConnell
Samuel Patton Mc Connell
Howard (Twin) McConnell
Frank (Twin) McConnell
Miles Wilburn McConnell
Evangeline Mcconnell
Claudia Lee McConnell
Bertha Alice McConnell
William Leonard McConnell Jr.

Spouse and Children

17 June 1903
Gate City, Scott, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 10

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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Story Highlight

William Leonard McConnell and Bertha Alice Smith: Excerpts from Norma Eugenia McConnell Fogleman’s remembrances

(Excerpts from Norma Eugenia McConnell Fogleman’s remembrances) Mammy [Bertha] and Pa [William] told about their wedding day. Pa often teased Mammy and said, “I married a woman the day before sh …

Sources (3)

  • Bertha Mcconnell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Birtha A Smith in household of Samuel E Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha A Mcconnell in household of William L Mcconnell, "United States Census, 1910"

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