Mabel Viola Chew

Brief Life History of Mabel Viola

When Mabel Viola Chew was born on 12 July 1907, in Burlington, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Newton Clyde Chew, was 28 and her mother, Mabel Jeanette Elliott, was 30. She married Ollie Lee Smithson on 12 August 1942, in Alva Township, Woods, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Cloud Township, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 1 January 1986, in Alva Township, Woods, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Alva Municipal Cemetery, Woods, Oklahoma, United States.

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Ollie Lee Smithson
Mabel Viola Chew
Marriage: 12 August 1942

Sources (10)

  • Mable Chew, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mabel Viola Chew, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Mabel Viola Smithson, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): habitational name from any of the places in Somerset named Chew Magna of Chew Stoke, which is named for the river on which it stands, a Celtic name, perhaps cognate with Welsh cyw ‘young animal or bird, chicken’.

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of the places called Chew, in Yorkshire and in the parish of Billington, Lancashire, possibly named with Old English cēo ‘fish gill’, used in the transferred sense of a ravine, in a similar way to Old Norse gil.

English: nickname from Old English cīo, cēo, denoting any of the smaller, chattering species of crow, especially the red-billed chough.

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

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