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Lydia Daga (Hover) Smith (1895 - 1982)

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Lydia Daga Smith
1895 - 1982
Born
January 24, 1895
Candor, Tioga County, New York United States 13743
Death
September 18, 1982
UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, New York United States 13815
Last Known Residence
Norwich, Chenango County, New York 13830
Summary
Lydia Daga (Hover) Smith was born on January 24, 1895 in Candor, New York United States. She is the child of Robert E Hover and Agnes J Nelson, with siblings Merle, Olin, and Ralph. According to her family tree, Lydia was mother to 3 children. She married Edward Smith. Lydia's partner was Arnold Leon Cowles, and they had children Carl Cowles, Marguerite Cowles, and Paul Cowles. She died on September 18, 1982 at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich, New York United States at age 87.
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Lydia was my Paternal Grandmother through my adoption, she was also my biological Paternal Great -Grandmother. She lived the heartache of losing her first husband Arnold Leon Cowles he was 32 died in 1921 of Gastric fever { sever Hiccoughs} Find a grave link: .[external link] She became remarried on April 1, 1922, to Edward Smith In 1935 she experienced the loss of a child, her daughter Marguerite Cowles due to pneumonia. At the time of Marguerite death, she had a 3-year-old son Roger. Lydia took her grandson into her home and raised him as Roger bacon. Link: find a grave [external link] In 1972 Lydia lost another child her son Carl Cowles, due to Cancer. Carl was both my adoptive father and biological Great Uncle, [external link] Despite all this I remember her as having a positive attitude, she was a joyful person always glad to see me. She was quite friendly liked to get together with family and friends. She was quite crafty she crocheted. knitted, Quilted. I have some of her blankets she made a plan to post pictures of them later. She liked to garden. I remember, when my father Carl was still alive he myself and my mother Janice would go visit her and my Grandfather Ed to play cards. They all had such a good time and fun. I remember she would make coffee for me I'd put a lot of sugar and cream, then we always had sharp cheddar cheese with crackers. I remember them listening to a TV country music station. no matter how hard I tried, I never liked the music and singers with the sequins suites, but they liked it . At family holiday gathering Lydia liked her cream de mint. Lydia was quite sharp in her later years I remember my mother Janice and I took her to bingo when I was a newbie Lydia would point out called numbers on the bingo sheet I missed. Had a sharp eye. Will add more soon can go on and on
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Lydia Daga (Hover) Smith
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Norwich, Chenango County, New York 13830
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Lydia Smith was born on in Candor, Tioga County, New York United States 13743
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Lydia Smith died on at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, New York United States 13815
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September 21, 1982
Mt Hope Cemetery in Norwich, New York United States 13815
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German

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Norwich Mills abt 1945 for many years. Corset Factory In Cortland , NY Abt 1930

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Eagles Auxiliary and Woman of the Moose both in Norwich, NY

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In 1895, in the year that Lydia Daga (Hover) Smith was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1909, she was only 14 years old when the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1946, Lydia was 51 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1975, when she was 80 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1982, in the year of Lydia Daga (Hover) Smith's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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