Violet Esther Meir

7 January 1921–18 May 2007 (Age 86)
Alpha, Jackson, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Violet Esther

Violet Esther Meir was born on 7 January 1921, in Alpha, Jackson, Minnesota, United States. She married Lawrence Allen Smith on 4 January 1941, in Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States. She died on 18 May 2007, in Staples, Todd, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Allen Smith
1912–1994
Violet Esther Meir
1921–2007
Marriage: 4 January 1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 January 1941
Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 10

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Meyer 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Violet Esther Mier in entry for Diana Crystal Smith, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"
  • Violet Esther Mier in entry for Ardis Mae Smith, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"
  • Violet E Mier in the 1930 United States Federal Census

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