Mary Edith Smith

Female27 July 1888–26 August 1967

Brief Life History of Mary Edith

When Mary Edith Smith was born on 27 July 1888, in Laurel Hill, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, her father, Stephen A Douglas Smith, was 22 and her mother, Mattie Cordelia Bowman, was 19. She married Lawrence Haskell Byrne on 5 September 1906, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Livingston, Overton, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 1, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 26 August 1967, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cookeville City Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Haskell Byrne
Mary Edith Smith
Marriage: 5 September 1906
William Horace Byrne Jr.
Ruth Maxwell Byrne
Lawrence Douglas Byrne

Sources (10)

  • Eddith Byrne in household of William J Byrne, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eddith Smith, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Eddithe Smith in entry for Laurence Douglass Byrne, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1906Putnam, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 2

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1890 · Woman's Suffrage

    Age 2

    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 21

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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