Myrtle Alexander Smith

16 October 1888–6 July 1951 (Age 62)
Henry, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Myrtle Alexander

When Myrtle Alexander Smith was born on 16 October 1888, in Henry, Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Alexander Smith, was 23 and her mother, Ollie Johanna "Jodie or Joda" Hastings, was 24. She married John Richard Bell on 12 August 1911, in Carroll, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 4, Henry, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Henry, Henry, Tennessee, United States in 1930. She died on 6 July 1951, in Henry, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Richard Bell
1890–1982
Myrtle Alexander Smith
1888–1951
Marriage: 12 August 1911
Anna V Bell
1913–
Clarence Thomas Bell
1914–1946

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 August 1911Carroll, Tennessee, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 2
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1890 · Woman's Suffrage
    Age 2
    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 18
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 831783;2007: 1725054; 2010: 2442977)English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (15)

    • Myrtle Smith in household of Alex Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Myrtle Smith, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Myrtle Alexander Bell, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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