Mary Elizabeth Wardle

7 May 1861–8 April 1933 (Age 71)
Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Wardle was born on 7 May 1861, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Wardle, was 28 and her mother, Catherine White, was 22. She married John Berkin Smith on 28 March 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Election District 3, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Sublet, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1930. She died on 8 April 1933, in Diamondville, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Diamondville, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Berkin Smith
Mary Elizabeth Wardle
Marriage: 28 March 1878
Albert Henry Smith
John William Smith
Catherine Elizabeth Smith
Issac Wardle Smith
Frances Alice Smith
Samuel Herbert Smith
Frederick Berkin Smith
Horace Franklin Smith
Rosina Beatrice Smith
Irene Smith
Emma Florence Smith
James Clifford Smith
Henrietta Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries - 1869: Uinta, Wyoming Territory, United States; 1890: Uinta, Wyoming, United States
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 20
    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:habitational name from Wardle in Lancashire and possibly Wardle in Cheshire, both named with Old English weard-hyll ‘watch hill’. Compare Warden 2 and Wardlaw .habitational name from Weardale (Durham), which takes its name from the river Wear (related to the Indo-European root wis-, weis- ‘liquid, flow’ or wedōr- ‘water’) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    1938 John Berkin Smith's Life Story Interview

    John Berkin Smith’s History 1938 Interview given to a Work Camp Associate John Berkin Smith, age 81 years Diamondville, Wyoming was born in High Bridge Wakail Stafford England, August 11, 1857. Fa …

    Sources (31)

    • Mary Elizabeth Wardle Smith in household of John B Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Mary E. Wardle in entry for Fred B. Smith and Harriet L. Bell, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Elizabeth Wardel in entry for James Clifford Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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