Dora Hanna Elizabeth Smart

Female27 January 1882–15 January 1936

Brief Life History of Dora Hanna Elizabeth

When Dora Hanna Elizabeth Smart was born on 27 January 1882, in Rock Run, Cherokee, Alabama, United States, her father, John Calvin Smart, was 49 and her mother, Letha Catherine Parker, was 32. She married Samuel Sanford on 19 November 1897, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Gaylesville, Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 14 Waterloo, Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 15 January 1936, in LaFayette, Walker, Georgia, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Watson, Cherokee, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Sanford
Dora Hanna Elizabeth Smart
Marriage: 19 November 1897
Vennie Lee Sanford
James Foy Sanford
John Garvin Sanford
Cicero Decatur Sanford
Marvin Lee Sanford
Danial Ralph Sanford
Winnie May Sanford
Ellen Loudain Sanford
Annie Ozell Sanford

Sources (7)

  • Dora H Sandford in household of Marvin Sandford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorah Smart, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Dora Hanna Elizabeth Smart Sanford, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1897Cherokee, Alabama, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries 1884: Cherokee, Alabama, United States


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 16

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English smert, smart ‘quick, prompt, brisk, vigorous’ (Old English smeart ‘stinging’, ‘painful’, from smeortan ‘to sting’). This name is widespread throughout England (especially Gloucestershire), Wales, and Scotland (mainly Angus).

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

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