Mary Elizabeth DeWitt

18 February 1833–19 August 1912 (Age 79)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth DeWitt was born on 18 February 1833, in New Jersey, United States, her father, William Drake DeWitt, was 32 and her mother, Mary McKain, was 26. She married David Smales on 27 April 1858. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Springville Twp, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 19 August 1912, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

David Smales
1829–1909
Mary Elizabeth DeWitt
1833–1912
Marriage: 27 April 1858
Emma Smales
1861–1935
Mary Smales
1865–1940
George O Smales
1869–1941
Harry Bertrom Smales
1870–1941
Lucy Amelia Smales
1871–1956
Susie Smales
1872–
Harriet "Hattie" K. Smales
1873–1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 April 1858
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Female1823–1896Female

    Mary Elizabeth DeWitt

    Female1825–1825Female

    Jacob DeWitt

    Male1827–Male

    Alexander M DeWitt

    Male1831–Male

    Female1833–1912Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1835

Age 2

A strike involving more than 2,000 workers from 20 textile mills in Paterson, New Jersey. Many of those involved were children, Irish, or both. The primary goal of the strike was to reduce the daily working hours from 13.5 to 11. Employers refused to negotiate, but the strike ended with a declaration that the workdays would now be 12 hours during the week and 9 hours on Saturdays. Paterson employers also blacklisted many of the strike leaders and their families.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1861

Age 28

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, for example in Altmark, Mecklenburg, and Saxony.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Smales in household of David Smales, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Dewitt in household of William J Dewitt, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Mary Smailes in household of David Smailes, "United States Census, 1880"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.