Mary Polly Smith

1799–1885 (Age 86)
Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Polly

Mary Polly Smith was born in 1799, in Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada. She married Amos Way about 1820, in Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died on 30 April 1885, at the age of 86.

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Amos Way
Mary Polly Smith
Marriage: about 1820
Martha Or Patty Way
John Bristol Way
Catherine Way
Catherine Way
Margaret Way
margeret ( Born Phoebe Ann Way ) henderson
James Way
Ellen Maria Way
Mary Way
Rachel Way
Elizabeth Way
Samuel Way
Daniel Benjamin Way

Spouse and Children

about 1820
Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada


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World Events (2)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 68

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 70


Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Way in household of Aaron Sharrard, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Mary Smith in entry for Rachel Harrison, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Mary in entry for James Harrison and Rachel Way, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"

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