Mary Smith

6 April 1827–26 March 1828

The Life of Mary

When Mary Smith was born on 6 April 1827, her father, Orin Smith, was 21 and her mother, Phebe Miner, was 18. She died on 26 March 1828, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

Orin Smith
1806–1846
Phebe Miner
1808–1886
Mary Smith
1827–1828
Marvin W Smith
1829–1854
Julia Smith
1831–1847
Mary Emma Smith
1834–1909
Caroline Evyline Smith
1836–1903
Phoebe Smith
1838–1843
John Amos Smith
1841–1841
Phoebe Smith
1841–1841
Susan "Sue" Smith
1842–1880
Fanny Melnina Smith
1844–1853
Sarah Frances Smith
1847–1910

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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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