Penelope Blanche WINKLER

30 October 1896–16 February 1995 (Age 98)
Daviess, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Penelope Blanche

When Penelope Blanche WINKLER was born on 30 October 1896, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States, her father, John H Bryant Winkler, was 42 and her mother, Martha J Gatewood, was 40. She married Onnie Jay Smeathers on 30 December 1915, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 7 Knottsville, Daviess, Kentucky, United States for about 40 years. She died on 16 February 1995, in LaSalle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States.

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Onnie Jay Smeathers
Penelope Blanche WINKLER
Marriage: 30 December 1915
Cecil Thurman Smeathers
Alice Jewell Smeathers
Ruby G Smeathers
Junius Kenneth Smeathers

Spouse and Children

30 December 1915
Daviess, Kentucky, United States


    Cecil Thurman Smeathers


    Alice Jewell Smeathers


    Ruby G Smeathers


    Junius Kenneth Smeathers


Parents and 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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on a corner or occupational name for someone who kept a corner shop or farmed a corner of land, from an agent derivative of Winkel 1. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, being found for example as a Czech, Polish, Slovenian, and Hungarian name.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nellie Smethers in household of Onie Smethers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie Smeathers in household of Onie Smeathers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Smeathers in household of John H Winkler, "United States Census, 1940"

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