Ruby Ola Smith

22 January 1902–3 June 1964 (Age 62)
Union, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Ruby Ola

When Ruby Ola Smith was born on 22 January 1902, in Union, Arkansas, United States, her father, Levy Smith, was 36 and her mother, Mary Adeline Mattox, was 35. She married George Corbett PEPPER on 21 August 1921, in Union, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in El Dorado, Union, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Johnson Township, Union, Arkansas, United States in 1920. She died on 3 June 1964, in Union, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Junction City, Union, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Corbett PEPPER
Ruby Ola Smith
Marriage: 21 August 1921
Addie Smith
Cleg Smith
Ruby C Peppers
Robert Smith
Nina Maudine PEPPER

Spouse and Children

    George Corbett PEPPER



21 August 1921
Union, Arkansas, United States


    Addie Smith


    Cleg Smith


    Ruby C Peppers


    Robert Smith



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 2

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 17

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Ruby Smith in household of Mrs. Addie Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruby E Smith in household of Levi Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby Ola Smith Pepper in entry for Mrs Nina Pepper Post, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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