Nell Arlene Smith

11 May 1923–21 May 2010 (Age 87)
Mobeetie, Wheeler, Texas, United States

The Life of Nell Arlene

When Nell Arlene Smith was born on 11 May 1923, in Mobeetie, Wheeler, Texas, United States, her father, Virgil W Smith, was 27 and her mother, Wilma L, was 31. She married Kenneth Verle Eyer on 6 December 1952, in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Mangum, Greer, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 May 2010, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States.

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Kenneth Verle Eyer
Nell Arlene Smith
Marriage: 6 December 1952

Spouse and Children

6 December 1952
Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 6

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.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Nell Arline Smith in household of Virgil W Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nell A Smith in household of Virgil W Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Smith, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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