Mae Bird Hensarling

1925–2014 (Age 88)
Brazos, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States

The Life of Mae Bird

When Mae Bird Hensarling was born on 23 July 1925, in Brazos, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States, her father, Evander Abram Hensarling, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ruth Blanton, was 28. She married Albert Sydney Smith on 20 May 1944. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Brazos, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 May 2014, in Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Mae Bird Hensarling
Albert Sydney Smith
Marriage: 20 May 1944

Spouse & Children

20 May 1944

Parents & Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 4

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 24

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Henzerling, a derivative of Hentz or of Heinzerling .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mae Byrd Hensarling in household of Evander Hensarling, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maybird Hensarling in household of Evander A Hensarling, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mae Byrd Hensarling in entry for Walter Lee Smith, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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