Mary Elizabeth Smith

1828–27 December 1912 (Age 85)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Smith was born in 1828, in Ohio, United States, her father, Bryan Dawson Smith, was 26 and her mother, Cynthia Pettyjohn, was 22. She married Solomon Parsons on 19 November 1846, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Jessenland, Sibley, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Murray, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died on 27 December 1912, in Kasota, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Kasota, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Parsons
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 19 November 1846
Oliver Granville Parsons
Warren Leslie Parsons

Spouse and Children

19 November 1846
Highland, Ohio, United States


    Oliver Granville Parsons


    Warren Leslie Parsons


Parents and Siblings





    Amos Smith


    Metcalf Smith


    Sarah Ann Smith


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 8

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 32

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Livingston in household of Silas E Livingston, "Minnesota Territorial Census, 1857"
  • Mary Livingston in household of John N Livingston, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Livingston in household of Cyrus Livingston, "United States Census, 1900"

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