Lola Odessa Smith

24 January 1896–23 April 1981 (Age 85)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Lola Odessa

When Lola Odessa Smith was born on 24 January 1896, in Iowa, United States, her father, Lott J. Smith, was 21 and her mother, Johanna "Anna" Sophia Gordon, was 23. She married Victor Robert Lee Halley on 12 June 1923, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 23 April 1981, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Victor Robert Lee Halley
1896–1991
Lola Odessa Smith
1896–1981
Marriage: 12 June 1923

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 June 1923
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 17

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Lola O Hawley in household of Annie Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lola Smith in household of Lott J Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lola Smith in household of Head Lot J Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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