Bernice Smith

November 1889–
Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of Bernice

When Bernice Smith was born in November 1889, in Ross, Ohio, United States, her father, John Henry Smith, was 28 and her mother, Effie Belle Thompson, was 27. She married Homer Evan Pennell on 16 August 1908, in Madison, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Deer Creek Township, Madison, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Somerford Township, Madison, Ohio, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

Homer Evan Pennell
1887–1940
Bernice Smith
1889–
Marriage: 16 August 1908
Edith Pennel
1910–
Howard Pennel
1912–
Louise Pennel
1915–
Eleanor Irene Pennell
1920–2000
Edna Pennell
1926–1994

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 August 1908
Madison, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    Edith Pennel

    Female1910–Female

    Howard Pennel

    Male1912–Male

    Louise Pennel

    Female1915–Female

    Eleanor Irene Pennell

    Female1920–2000Female

    Edna Pennell

    Female1926–1994Female

Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Smith

    Male1861–1935Male

    Effie Belle Thompson

    Female1862–1937Female

siblings

(9)

    Elmer Adam Smith

    Male1884–Male

    Stella Smith

    Female1887–1929Female

    Female1888–1953Female

    Female1889–Female

    Virgil Smith

    Male1890–Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1920

Age 31

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Bernice Pennel in household of Homer Pennel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bernice Pennell in household of Homer Pennell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernice Pennell in household of Homer Pennell, "United States Census, 1910"

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