Effie Rogers Waterman

22 December 1906–8 May 2005 (Age 98)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Effie Rogers

When Effie Rogers Waterman was born on 22 December 1906, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Alfred Patterson Waterman, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Louise Rogers, was 32. She married William Gregory Smith on 19 October 1929, in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States in 2005. She died on 8 May 2005, in DeLand, Volusia, Florida, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States.

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William Gregory Smith
Effie Rogers Waterman
Marriage: 19 October 1929
James Sherwood Smith

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19 October 1929
Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


    James Sherwood Smith


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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.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 8

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 26

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a man called Wa(l)ter ( see Water 1).2 English and Dutch: occupational name for a boatman or a water carrier, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water ( see Water 2).3 Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wasserman(n), an occupational name for a watercarrier. Compare 2 above.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Effie Smith in household of William G Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Effie R Waterman in household of Alfred P Waterman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Effie R Waterman in household of Alfred P Waterman, "United States Census, 1910"

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