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Velma Paquita McGlaun Smith
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1883
Bremond
Robertson County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1969
Midland
Midland County
Texas, USA

Velma Paquita McGlaun was born on 30 April 1883 in Bremond, Texas, to farmer James Edmund "Jimmy" McGlaun and his wife Laura Emma Thweatt. She was the oldest of five children.

Velma married Caldwell Elias "Carl" Smith on 19 June 1901 in Lavaca County. The Storm of 1900 forced Velma's husband and father to seek employment in the boomtown Guffey, Texas (later known as Spindletop).

In November of the 1903, after harvesting their crops and the birth of their first child, Carl and Velma left Lavaca County with the McGlaun family in four wagons during a terrible rainy season. The flood-choked streams and muddy roads presented quite a problem in their travel. It took the family two months to cover the 195 miles from Lavaca County to Liberty. The last 45 miles were made by train with Carl as wagon master.

The McGlaun family ran a boarding house in Guffey. Velma and her sisters assisted their mother in the preparation and serving of meals.

Carl and Velma eventually had four children: Laura Melissa, Ernest Clinton, Elmo James, and Elva. The family moved from Guffey to Odessa, Texas.

Velma McGlaun Smith died, 20 February 1969, aged 85, in Midland, Texas, and was buried with her husband at Fairview Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Edmund McGlaun (1862 - 1934)
  Laura Emma Thweatt McGlaun (1865 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Caldwell Elias Smith (1877 - 1923)
 
 Siblings:
  Velma Paquita McGlaun Smith (1883 - 1969)
  Della Pearl McGlaun Baker (1885 - 1958)*
  Cora Olive McGlaun Nesbitt (1888 - 1967)*
  Lila Mae McGlaun Cutler (1891 - 1970)*
  Carl Edmond McGlaun (1897 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
SMITH
VELMA McGLAUN
1883 --- 1969

 
Note: double stone with CALDWELL ELIAS SMITH
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Midland
Midland County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: meet Virginia
Record added: Feb 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34133977
Velma Paquita <i>McGlaun</i> Smith
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Velma Paquita <i>McGlaun</i> Smith
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Velma Paquita <i>McGlaun</i> Smith
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