Mary Keziah "Kizzie" Dilley

Female24 September 1855–29 May 1933

Brief Life History of Mary Keziah "Kizzie"

When Mary Keziah "Kizzie" Dilley was born on 24 September 1855, in Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, her father, Samuel M. Dilley, was 53 and her mother, Charlotte Lemenda Hinds Usher, was 38. She married Edwin Hickman Smith on 8 December 1873, in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1860 and Beat 3, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1900. She died on 29 May 1933, in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Hickman Smith
Mary Keziah "Kizzie" Dilley
Marriage: 8 December 1873
Saint Elmo Smith
Pearl Smith
John Dilley Smith
Larkin B. Smith
Lewis Hickman Smith
Juanita Hinds Smith
Minta Hope Smith

Sources (8)

  • M K Smith in household of John H Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Kezie Dilly, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • Find a Grave - Mary Keziah "Kezzie" Dilley Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1873Yazoo, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 21

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English: possibly a pet form of an unrecorded Old English personal name Dylla, found as the first element in the placenames Dillington (in the former Huntingdonshire) and Dilton (in Wiltshire). The name may sometimes have been confused with Doyley and Dolley (see Olley ).

    German: variant of Dilly or a surname of French origin, an altered form of Delay .

    In some cases also an altered form of French Dilly .

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

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