Martha Almeda Reber

1886–1957 (Age 70)
Woodville, Newaygo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Martha Almeda

When Martha Almeda Reber was born on 21 August 1886, in Woodville, Newaygo, Michigan, United States, her father, Lewis Benjamin Reber, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Angeline Focht, was 38. She married Chandos Frost Smutz on 19 February 1902, in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Bear Creek Township, Montgomery, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Tavern Township, Pulaski, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 January 1957, in Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Crocker Cemetery, Crocker, Pulaski, Missouri, United States.

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Martha Almeda Reber
Chandos Frost Smutz
Marriage: 19 February 1902
Sara Lois Smutz
David Reber Smutz

Spouse & Children

19 February 1902
Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States


  • Sara Lois Smutz


  • David Reber Smutz


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World Events (8)

1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 1

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 German and Swiss German: occupational name for a vine-dresser or vintner, from Middle High German rebe ‘vine’ + -er agent suffix.2 German and Swiss German: from a Germanic personal name, Radobert, formed with rād, rāt ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + berht ‘bright’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha Smith in household of Chandos Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha A Reber in household of Louis B Reber, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha A Smutz in household of Chandor Smutz, "United States Census, 1930"

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