Retta Lee Fowler

1899–1989 (Age 90)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Retta Lee

When Retta Lee Fowler was born on 17 July 1899, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Martin Henry Fowler, was 26 and her mother, Zilpha Basey, was 26. She married William Harvey Smith on 25 April 1920, in Hardin, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 2, Hardin, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Civil District 4, Hardin, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 11 September 1989, in Savannah, Hardin, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Savannah, Hardin, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Retta Lee Fowler
William Harvey Smith
Marriage: 25 April 1920
Thelma Christine Smith
Dorothy Dale Smith

Spouse & Children

25 April 1920
Hardin, Tennessee, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1899–1989Female

  • Osa Fowler


  • Female1904–1954Female

  • Kathleen Fowler


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

English: occupational name for a bird-catcher (a common medieval occupation), Middle English fogelere, foulere(Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Retta Fowler in household of M H Fowler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Retta L Smith in household of William H Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Retta Fowler in household of Mart Fowler, "United States Census, 1900"

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