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.
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).