Mary Erma Smoot

5 December 1892–18 December 1980 (Age 88)
Vineyard, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Erma

When Mary Erma Smoot was born on 5 December 1892, in Vineyard, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, George Morrison Smoot, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ann Larson, was 27. She married Golden Stewart Horsley on 8 October 1914, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 9, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 18 December 1980, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Golden Stewart Horsley
1892–1971
Mary Erma Smoot
1892–1980
Marriage: 8 October 1914
George Smoot Horsley
1916–1992
Zella Elaine Horsley
1920–2002

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1914Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 4
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 24
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Smout, a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold fat or lard, Dutch smout, or a nickname for someone who had a taste for, and could afford, rich foods.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Smoots

    Sources (29)

    • Erma Smoot Horsley in household of Golden Stuart Horsley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Erma Smoot, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Erma Smoot Horsley in entry for George Smoot Horsley, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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