Mary Jane Minard

16 August 1853–18 March 1946 (Age 92)
Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Minard was born on 16 August 1853, in Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada, her father, Adam Minard, was 32 and her mother, Sarah M O'Riley, was 23. She married Thomas Edward Smith on 3 July 1875, in Port Crescent, Huron, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Port Austin, Huron, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 March 1946, in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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Thomas Edward Smith
Mary Jane Minard
Marriage: 3 July 1875
George Amos Smith
Lulu J. Smith
Mabel Smith
Clayton Ernest Smith
James Dalton Smith
Eleanor E. Smith
Jewett Nichol Smith
William Henry Smith
Maud W. Smith
Frances Willard Smith

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Edward Smith



3 July 1875
Port Crescent, Huron, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 1

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 26

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

French: variant of Maynard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary J Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jany Smith in household of Thomas E Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary J Smith in household of Thomas E Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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