Gaynell Estenbrook Alt

22 February 1899–31 October 1985 (Age 86)
Petersburg, Grant, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Gaynell Estenbrook

When Gaynell Estenbrook Alt was born on 22 February 1899, in Petersburg, Grant, West Virginia, United States, her father, Isaac Sherman Alt, was 22 and her mother, Minnie L. Kimble, was 22. She married Harold Mack Smith on 14 November 1919, in Mineral, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in New Creek, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and New Creek Magisterial District, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 31 October 1985, in Keyser, Mineral, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Keyser, Mineral, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Mack Smith
Gaynell Estenbrook Alt
Marriage: 14 November 1919
Thomas Clarence Smith
Harry Marshall Smith
Ralph Junior Smith

Spouse and Children

14 November 1919
Mineral, West Virginia, United States



    Harry Marshall Smith


    Ralph Junior Smith


Parents and Siblings


    Minnie L. Kimble





    Lottie G Alt


    Kenny F. ALT


    Henry Alt


    Bula Gladdis Alt


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from alt ‘old’, typically applied as a distinguishing epithet to the older of two bearers of the same personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gaynell Smith in household of S Elizabeth Vest, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ganel Kimble in household of William W Kimble, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gaynell E Kimble in household of Henry F Borror, "United States Census, 1910"

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