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
1824–1850
Mary Elizabeth Smith
1828–1912
Marriage: 19 November 1846
Oliver Granville Parsons
1847–1935
Warren Leslie Parsons
1849–1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 November 1846
Highland, Ohio, United States
children

(2)

    Oliver Granville Parsons

    Male1847–1935Male

    Warren Leslie Parsons

    Male1849–1926Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Female1828–1912Female

    Male1830–1894Male

    Amos Smith

    Male1834–Male

    Metcalf Smith

    Male1836–1919Male

    Sarah Ann Smith

    Female1839–Female

+4 More Children

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.

Possible Related Names

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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