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Mary Frances Miller was born on January 21, 1861, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, the child of Christian Miller and Margaret Smith . Her parents were both 27 years old when she was born. When Mary was only 9 years old, her mother Margaret Smith Miller passed away at the age of 36 on January 20, 1870.
At the age of 19, she married Danford Blair Smith on March 31, 1880, in Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Her son James Walter was born on January 1, 1881, in Everett, Pennsylvania. Her son Edward Russell was born on April 28, 1883, in Saxton, Pennsylvania. Her daughter Mattie Jeanette was born on June 10, 1885, in Saxton, Pennsylvania. Her daughter Mary Rebecca was born on April 29, 1888, in Saxton, Pennsylvania. Her daughter Clara was born on August 22, 1891, in Davis, West Virginia. Her daughter Frances Irene was born on August 2, 1894, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Her daughter Nellie Edith was born on August 22, 1896, in Pennsylvania.
The family moved to Davis, West Virginia in 1900 and her son Theodore Roosevelt was born on June 19, 1901, in Davis, West Virginia. Mary Frances' father Christian passed away on February 22, 1909, in Mann, Pennsylvania, at the age of 75. Her daughter Clara passed away on October 1, 1913, in Tucker County, West Virginia, at the age of 22.
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She died on August 18, 1933, in Davis, West Virginia, at the age of 72, and was buried there.
|Grave for Mary F. Smith|
|Mary Frances Smith Obituary|
|Smith Family Bible Record|
|Death Certificate for Mary F Smith|
|Register of Christian Miller's Family|
On 17 Nov 2014 Nikki (Barr) Byer wrote:
She married Danford Smith on March 31, 1880 in Bedford County. Over the years they had the following children: James Walter (Jan 1,1881 in Everett); Edward Russel (April 28, 1883 in Saxton); Mattie Jeannette (Jun 10, 1885 in Saxton); Mary Rebecca (Mayme- April 29, 1888 in Saxton); Clara V. (Aug 22, 1891 in Davis, WV); Frances Irene (Aug 2, 1894 in Purcell); Nellie Edith (Aug 22,1896 in Purcell); Theodore R.(Jun 19, 1901 in Davis). I noticed that they seemed to go back and forth between Purcell and Davis, but I don't know why. Mary died in Davis on Friday morning, Aug. 18, 1933 at her home on Kent Avenue, after an illness which had lasted about six months. According to her obituary, "She will long be remembered by her many friends and neighbors for her cheerful, kindly disposition, always forgetting her own ills in doing kindly deeds for others. All that loving hands could do was done for her thru her last illness and her loved ones await that final reunion with her in that land where sickness and sorrow never come. She leave to mourn their great loss, her husband and the following children: James W. of Everett, Washington; Edward R. of Charleston; Mrs. Henry DeHaven of Boonsboror, MD; Mrs. Mayme Hamilton and Mrs. Nelle Lindsay, both of Export, PA; Mrs. Frances Hart of Braddock, PA and Ted, at home. Funeral services were conducted at the Lutherna church Sunday afternoon by the Rev. A. F. Richardson. Pall bearers were Cleon Raese, Weider Ingram, Horation Williams, Herman Meyer, Stuart Cooper and John Ulrich. Interment in the Davis Cemetery. Those attending the funeral from out of town, besides the children, were her brothers--Alex Miller and sons Guy and Carl of Mill Creek and Emanuel Miller, wife and son Roy of Cumberland, MD, and her sister, Mrs. Luch Reith of Cumberland and Mrs. Savannah Frey of Paw Paw; Ronald Hamilton of Banning, Pa, Dayton Barr, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Sleigh and son and F. V. Hart, all of Braddock, Pa; Wm. E. Hamilton and daughter Virginia Lee, and John Lindsay and two children, all of Export, Pa; Henry DeHaven of Boosnboro, Md. and Mrs. Er. R. Smith of Charleston.
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