Dorathy E. Engle

9 February 1840–18 December 1858 (Age 18)

The Life of Dorathy E.

When Dorathy E. Engle was born on 9 February 1840, in Germany, her father, Francis Engle, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 32. She married Adam Smith on 7 January 1858, in Wabash, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 18 December 1858, in Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Chester Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Smith
Dorathy E. Engle
Marriage: 7 January 1858
Chauncy Jenks Smith
Rebecca J Smith

Spouse and Children

7 January 1858
Wabash, Indiana, United States


    Chauncy Jenks Smith


    Rebecca J Smith


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Engle







    Francis J Engle


    William Engle


World Events (5)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 1

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 11

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Engel .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Dorothy E Ingle, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Dorathy E Engle Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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