Willie Ann Knowling

Female12 July 1927–8 May 2004

Brief Life History of Willie Ann

When Willie Ann Knowling was born on 12 July 1927, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Rosevelt Washington Knowling, was 24 and her mother, Delphiner Cromwell, was 20. She married Oscar Clarance Smith on 1 June 1948, in Dallas, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Chester Township, Dallas, Arkansas, United States for about 5 years and Carthage, Dallas, Arkansas, United States for about 2 years. She died on 8 May 2004, in Kokomo, Center Township, Howard, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kokomo, Center Township, Howard, Indiana, United States.

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Oscar Clarance Smith
Willie Ann Knowling
Marriage: 1 June 1948
Addie Mary Smith

Sources (7)

  • Willie A Smith, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Willie Ann Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Willie A Knowling in entry for Oscar Clarence Smith, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1948Dallas, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    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.


    Age 4

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

    Age 21

    The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English, Old English cnolling ‘dweller on the hilltop’. Compare Knowler .

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

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