Mary Amelia McCan

Brief Life History of Mary Amelia

When Mary Amelia McCan was born on 9 August 1852, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Dr. Patrick Henry McCan, was 29 and her mother, Isabella Ann Geary, was 17. She married William Albison Smith on 16 April 1874, in Roane, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Eckley, Yuma, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Yuma, Yuma, Colorado, United States in 1920. She died on 29 August 1930, in Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Edison Cemetery, Edison, Furnas, Nebraska, United States.

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William Albison Smith
Mary Amelia McCan
Marriage: 16 April 1874
Laurie Effie Smith
Henry Ryan Smith
Bertha Florence Smith
Lena Carrie Smith
Rev. Samuel Patrick Smith
Mamie Bell Smith
Charles Fletcher Smith
Mattie Esther Smith
Mabel Amelia Smith

Sources (12)

  • Amelia Mc Can in household of William Mc Kinstry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A McAn, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Mary Amelia McCann Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.


Historical Boundaries: 1859: Nebraska Territory, United States 1861: Colorado Territory, United States 1861: Boulder, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Boulder, Colorado, United States


Find A Grave Memorials shows the earliest known burial in this cemetery was in 1873. James Osborn BIRTH unknown DEATH 20 Oct 1873 BURIAL Edison Cemetery Edison, Furnas County, Nebraska, USA MEMORIAL ID 166262006

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of McCann .

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

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