Mary Delvina Smith

9 August 1859–13 August 1939 (Age 80)
Brown Hill, Rockdale Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Delvina

When Mary Delvina Smith was born on 9 August 1859, in Brown Hill, Rockdale Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Smith, was 27 and her mother, Miranda Alexander, was 17. She married Andrew J. Dobbs about 1879. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 13 August 1939, in Corry, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Andrew J. Dobbs
Mary Delvina Smith
Marriage: about 1879
Ethel Dobbs
Elva C. Dobbs
Peter Dobbs
Jennie Dobbs

Spouse and Children

about 1879
Springfield,, PA


    Ethel Dobbs


    Elva C. Dobbs


    Peter Dobbs


    Jennie Dobbs


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 4

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Delmine Smith in household of Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary D Dobbs in household of Jackson P Dobbs, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dell Smith in entry for Sidney L Dorwin and Elsa C Besonson, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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