Ruby Lenore Smith

11 June 1916–8 March 2003 (Age 86)
Bigbend, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Ruby Lenore

When Ruby Lenore Smith was born on 11 June 1916, in Bigbend, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States, her father, Seymour Francis Smith, was 26 and her mother, Anna Burrows, was 21. She married Earl Starling Holbert SR in May 1934, in Grantsville, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Calhoun, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Sheridan Magisterial District, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 8 March 2003, in Panama City, Bay, Florida, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Earl Starling Holbert SR
Ruby Lenore Smith
Marriage: May 1934
Benjamin Francis Holbert
Earl Starling Jr. Holbert

Spouse and Children

May 1934
Grantsville, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Isaac T. Watemon Smith



    Ruid Mildred Smith


    Ruby Smith


    Mildred Rea Smith


+12 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Smith in household of Seymour Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruby L Holbert in household of Earl S Holbert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Lenora Smith in entry for Earl Starling Jr. Holbert and Lenna Faye Cox, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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