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Smith, Elizabeth M.
LAST NAME: Smith FIRST NAME: Elizabeth MIDDLE NAME: M. NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME: Wright AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
GENDER: F TITLE: 
BORN: 15 Nov 1812 DIED: 17 Jan 1897 BURIED:  ~ Smith Cemetery
OCCUPATION:  
BIRTH PLACE:  Kentucky
DEATH PLACE: Lewisville, Polk Co, Oregon
NOTES: 
MARRIAGE - to James Smith, 28 Dec 1831, Montgomery Co, Missouri 1850 CENSUS - Elizabeth Smith (37y, b Kentucky) enumerated with James (47y, b Virginia, occupation farmer), Eliza A. (15y, b Missouri), Mary E. (14y, b Missouri), James D. (11y, b Missouri), Benjamin F. (10y, b Missouri), George W. (8y, b Missouri), Cordelia (6y, b Missouri), Elza (male, 3y, b Oregon) 1870 CENSUS - Elizabeth Smith (57y, b Kentucky) enumerated with James (67y, b West Virginia, occupation farmer), Francis (19y, b Oregon), Rachel (17y, b Oregon), Mary Cherry (14y, b Oregon) and James G. Cherry (13y, b Oregon)
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
N/A
OBITUARY: 
Died at her home in the forks of the Luckiamute, Sunday, January 17, 1897, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Smith, aged 84 years, 2 months and 2 days. Mrs. Smith was one of Oregonís oldest pioneer women, having come here in the year 1846. She has lived where she died ever since coming to the state, and her family is one of the best known in Polk county. There are eight of her children, 33 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren now living. Mrs. Smith, like all the pioneer women of Oregon, was self sacrificing, and a generous neighbor. She died as she had lived, a consistent Christian, since the age of 13. Her remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground on Monday. Polk County Observer, Friday, January 22, 1897, 4:2
INSCRIPTION: 
Smith Mother Elizabeth M. His Wife 1812-1897 [shares marker with James Smith]
SOURCES: 
1850 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, FA#39) 1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, FA#667) Polk County Observer, 22 Jan 1897, 4:2
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ROW: 37-1  

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