Ernest Von Smyres

14 February 1928–20 February 2009 (Age 81)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Ernest Von

When Ernest Von Smyres was born on 14 February 1928, in Kansas, United States, his father, Ernest Guy Smyres, was 23 and his mother, Nellie Lavelle Perkins, was 21. He married Rachel LaVon Ficken on 13 May 1947, in Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Rice, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Oregon, United States in 2007. He died on 20 February 2009, in Polk, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Rest Lawn Memory Gardens, West Salem, Polk, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Von Smyres
Rachel LaVon Ficken
Marriage: 13 May 1947
Dwayne Ernest Smyres
Steven P Smyres

Spouse and Children

13 May 1947
Clark, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Nellie Lavelle Perkins




World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 1

Kansas was part of the Dust Bowl during the great depression of the 1930's.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Sayers .

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

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Ernest Von Smyres Find a Grave

Birth: Feb. 14, 1928 Rice County Kansas, USA Death: Feb. 20, 2009 Oregon, USA Family links: Parents: Ernest Guy Smyres (1904 - 1976) Nellie La Vell Smyres (1906 - 1993) Spouse: Rachel La …

Sources (3)

  • Von Smyres in household of Guy Smyres, "United States Census, 1930"
  • E Von Smyres in household of Ernest G Smyres, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ernie Smyres in entry for Wayne D Ficken, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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