Esther Olive Smith

23 July 1915–26 October 2006 (Age 91)
Texas, United States

The Life of Esther Olive

When Esther Olive Smith was born on 23 July 1915, in Texas, United States, her father, Orville Elberson Smith, was 44 and her mother, Olive Myrtle Hole, was 41. She had at least 1 daughter with William Clyde Blagg. She lived in Aransas Pass, San Patricio, Texas, United States in 1935 and San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 26 October 2006, in Rockport, Aransas, Texas, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Sinton, San Patricio, Texas, United States.

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William Clyde Blagg
Esther Olive Smith
Jo Carolyn Blagg

Spouse and Children

    William Clyde Blagg





    Jo Carolyn Blagg


Parents and Siblings

    Orville Elberson Smith





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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

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.

Age 26

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Smith in household of O E Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Esther Blagg in household of Clyde Wm Blagg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Esther Smith in household of Orvil E Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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