Viola Beal Smith

23 December 1906–12 May 1982 (Age 75)
Myton, Duchesne, Utah, United States

The Life of Viola Beal

When Viola Beal Smith was born on 23 December 1906, in Myton, Duchesne, Utah, United States, her father, William Smith, was 27 and her mother, Viola Maud Thompson, was 22. She married Edwin Eugene Madison on 17 November 1924, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States. She lived in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and World for about 25 years. She died on 12 May 1982, in Lakeview, Lake, Oregon, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in New Pine Creek Cemetery, New Pine Creek, Lake, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clifford Robert Thayer
1918–2001
Viola Beal Smith
1906–1982
Marriage: 11 January 1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 January 1941
Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Age 2

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.
1927

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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Sources (3)

  • Viola Beal Smith Madison in household of Edwin Eugene Madison, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Viola Beal Smith Madison in household of Edwin Eugene Madison, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Viola Beal Smith Madison in household of Edwin Eugene Madison, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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