Mary Lou Smith

19 December 1836–24 May 1926 (Age 89)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Lou

When Mary Lou Smith was born on 19 December 1836, in Alabama, United States, her father, Joseph Smith, was 30 and her mother, Susan Davidson, was 26. She married Mark Whitaker Izard on 25 July 1871, in Lockhart, Caldwell, Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Caldwell, Texas, United States in 1900 and Staples, Guadalupe, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 24 May 1926, in Prairie Lea, Caldwell, Texas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Happle Cemetery, Staples, Guadalupe, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mark Whitaker Izard
Mary Lou Smith
Marriage: 25 July 1871

Spouse and Children

    Mark Whitaker Izard



25 July 1871
Lockhart, Caldwell, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Smith


    Susan Davidson




    William Davidson Smith


    William Robert Smith



    Irene Jane Smith



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 13

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 25

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

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 Smith in household of Susan Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Izard in household of W B Hardeman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary L Izard in household of Forebio Garcia, "United States Census, 1920"

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