Mary Wadene Smith

7 August 1922–27 March 1999 (Age 76)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mary Wadene

When Mary Wadene Smith was born on 7 August 1922, in Mississippi, United States, her father, D Wade Smith, was 30 and her mother, Zilla Ann East, was 28. She lived in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1930 and Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 27 March 1999, in Chico, Wise, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bobbie Ray Hines
1920–1971
Mary Wadene Smith
1922–1999

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1892–1966Male

    Zilla Ann East

    Female1894–1940Female

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World Events (8)

1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 3

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 7

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

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

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)

  • Wadene Smith in household of D Wade Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wadene Smith in household of Wade D Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Wadene Smith Hines, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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