Mary Smith

Female1842–1910

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Smith was born in 1842, in Pennsylvania, United States. She married Hiram Stowe Shaner on 18 April 1899, in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Conewango Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died in 1910, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Stowe Shaner
1839–1926
Mary Smith
1842–1910
Marriage: 18 April 1899
Laura Shaner
1871–1951
Josephine Shaner
1871–1926
Edward Shaner
1874–
Charles Shaner
1876–1955
Mary Shaner
1877–1957
Nellie Shaner
1878–1958
Mabel Shaner
1878–1946
Allice Shaner
1880–1960
Charles Henry Shaner
1881–1937

Sources (7)

  • Mary Shaner in household of Hiram Shaner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Mecklem, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Mary Smith in entry for Edward Shaver, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 April 1899Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1846

    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1863

    Age 21

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 21

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    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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