Donal Homer Smith

16 May 1919–4 February 1996 (Age 76)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Donal Homer

When Donal Homer Smith was born on 16 May 1919, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Roy Elmer Smith I, was 29 and his mother, Blanche Berkebile, was 29. He married Ella Juanita Ridgley on 21 October 1943, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He lived in Ridgeley, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Pleasant Magisterial District, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 4 February 1996, in Albright, Preston, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lenox Cemetery, Lenox, Preston, West Virginia, United States.

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Donal Homer Smith
Ella Juanita Ridgley
Marriage: 21 October 1943

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    Ella Juanita Ridgley


21 October 1943
Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Smidh, anyone who strikes with a hammer, an artificer, a carpenter, a smith, a workman

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Sources (3)

  • Donald H Smith in household of Roy E Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donal Smith in household of Roy E Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donal Homer Smith, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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