Mary J Smith

18 March 1877–22 January 1953 (Age 75)
Springhope, East Saint Clair Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary J

When Mary J Smith was born on 18 March 1877, in Springhope, East Saint Clair Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James C. Smith, was 34 and her mother, Amanda M. Hull, was 29. She married Ealy McCleary on 19 October 1897, in New Paris, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in St. Clair Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 22 January 1953, in East Saint Clair Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fishertown, East Saint Clair Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George Phillips Winegardner
Mary J Smith
Marriage: 24 December 1902
Orby Glenn Winegardner

Spouse and Children

24 December 1902
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Roy Smith



    Ida Elizabeth Smith


    Nora Smith



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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.

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 Winegarner in household of George P Winegarner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Smith in household of James C Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Smith in entry for Glenn Winegardner and Nellie Wolfe, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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