Mary Smith

1899–1964 (Age 63)
Carterville, Williamson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Smith was born on 15 August 1899, in Carterville, Williamson, Illinois, United States, her father, William Henry Smith, was 27 and her mother, Louisa Porritt, was 25. She married Russell Franklyn Holcombe on 21 August 1920, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died from 1963 to 1964, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Russell Franklyn Holcombe
Mary Smith
Marriage: 21 August 1920
Russell Frawill Holcomb
Mrs Russell P Holcombe Jr

Spouse and Children

21 August 1920
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States


    Russell Frawill Holcomb


    Mrs Russell P Holcombe Jr


Parents and Siblings




    Lillian Belle Smith


    Rosa Smith



    William H. Smith


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 18

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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 Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Holcomb in household of Russell Holcomb, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Smith in household of William H Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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