Mary Ann Trathen

1863–1939 (Age 76)
Ishpeming, Marquette, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Trathen was born in March 1863, in Ishpeming, Marquette, Michigan, United States, her father, William B. Trathen, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Tippett, was 25. She married Richard T. Smith on 12 October 1882, in Ishpeming, Marquette, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 October 1939, in Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ishpeming, Marquette, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard T. Smith
1853–1926
Mary Ann Trathen
1863–1939
Marriage: 12 October 1882
May Smith
1883–
Mary Smith
1883–
Violet Mae Smith
1884–1955
Leslie Howard Smith
1891–1978
Leslie Howard Smith
1891–1978
Raymond Smith
1893–
Hazel Florence Smith
1897–
Richard Theodore Smith
1901–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 October 1882
Ishpeming, Marquette, Michigan, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    William B. Trathen

    Male1832–1873Male

    Elizabeth Jane Tippett

    Female1838–Female

siblings

(10)

    Elizabeth Jane Trathen

    Female1858–1935Female

    Albert Trathen

    Male1858–1921Male

    William Henry Trathen

    Male1859–1924Male

    Sabina Trathen

    Female1860–Female

    Frederick Bishop 'Fred' Trathen

    Male1862–1912Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1865

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 16

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1886

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English (Cornish): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Trathen in household of William Trathen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Trathen in entry for Leslie Howard Smith and Ethel May Williams, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Mary Smith in entry for Mary Smith, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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