Mary Eva Smith

28 March 1892–1 June 1975 (Age 83)
Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life of Mary Eva

When Mary Eva Smith was born on 28 March 1892, in Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States, her father, Henry W Smith, was 37 and her mother, Eva Roslyn Ladd, was 38. She married Edward Barber on 30 November 1915, in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1920 and Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States in 1930. She died on 1 June 1975, at the age of 83, and was buried in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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Edward Barber
Mary Eva Smith
Marriage: 30 November 1915

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    Edward Barber



30 November 1915
Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 E Barber in household of Edward W Barber, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Smith in household of Henry W Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Barber in household of Edward W Barber, "United States Census, 1920"

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