Barbara Alice Osborn

16 August 1875–1 June 1954 (Age 78)
Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Barbara Alice

When Barbara Alice Osborn was born on 16 August 1875, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, her father, William Edward Osborn, was 44 and her mother, Rutha Jane Steward, was 42. She married Samuel Smith on 26 December 1898, in Pulaski, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Terre Noire Township, Clark, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died on 1 June 1954, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Smith
Barbara Alice Osborn
Marriage: 26 December 1898
John Blynn Smith
Ruth Janet Smith
Sam Barnett Smith

Spouse and Children

26 December 1898
Pulaski, Arkansas, United States


    John Blynn Smith



    Sam Barnett Smith


Parents and Siblings



    Et Osborn


    Marilza Angelina Osborn


    Athalia Savanah Osburn


    Van Osborn



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 7

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Osborne .

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

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Story Highlight

Alice Smith and Thomas Manning were married at St Andrews Church in Harlestone, Northampton, England on May 19th 1879. The wedding was a double wedding with Alice's brother Albert Smith who married M …

Sources (3)

  • Barbara A Orsborn in household of William E Orsborn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alice Smith in entry for Smith, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Barbara Alice Wood, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

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