Willie Ferrin Smith (1928 - 1994)

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Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

City of Lubbock Cemetery,
2011 E 31st St, Lubbock, Texas

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Partner: Frances Murlene McMellan
Children with Frances: Reginald Ferrin Smith

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Ferrin

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1928 - In the year that Willie Ferrin Smith was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1946 - When he was 18 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1955 - He was 27 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1973 - By the time he was 45 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

1994 - In the year of Willie Ferrin Smith's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Had a relationship with Frances Murlene McMellan with children: Reginald Ferrin Smith

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Willie Ferrin Smith, father to 1 child, died on February 26, 1994 at age 65. No cause of death has been listed for Willie. He was buried in City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Texas. He was born on May 10, 1928. Willie's partner was Frances Murlene McMellan. and they gave birth to Reginald Ferrin Smith.

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