Mary Smith (1864 - 1949)

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Mary Smith
1864 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Smith was born in 1864. She was born to Reid James Smith and Mary Weir Smith, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1949 in Waggi, Australia at 85 years of age.

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Mary Smith Biography

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Mary Smith died in in Waggi, Australia

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Waggi, Australia

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Mary Smith

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Reid James Smith

Waggi, Australia
Mary Weir Smith

Waggi, Australia

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Mary Smith passed away in 1949 in Waggi, Australia at 85 years old. She was born in 1864. She was born to Reid James Smith and Mary Weir Smith, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
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1864 - 1949 World Events

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In 1864, in the year that Mary Smith was born, on June 15th, Arlington National Cemetery was created in Arlington Virginia. 200 acres from the grounds of Robert E. Lee's home were set aside to be a military cemetery. The home and grounds had been in Lee's wife's family - she was a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington.

In 1887, by the time she was 23 years old, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1906, when she was 42 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1927, by the time she was 63 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1949, in the year of Mary Smith's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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Reid James Smith

Waggi, Australia
Mary Weir Smith

Waggi, Australia
Bertha Una Smith
1882 - 1949
Yarram, Australia
Newton Henry Bloss Smith

Yarram, Australia
Elizabeth Emma Lucas Smith

Yarram, Australia
Eleanor Smith
1865 - 1949
Yarram, Australia
Perkin Smith

Yarram, Australia
David Smith
1871 - 1949
Ararat, Australia
Smith Daniel Smith

Ararat, Australia
Ann Grant Smith

Ararat, Australia
James Joseph Smith
1873 - 1949
Ararat, Australia
Smith Patrick Smith

Ararat, Australia
Ann Conlan Smith

Ararat, Australia
Leslie John Smith
1890 - 1949
Ballarat, Australia
Smith George Smith

Ballarat, Australia
Maria Mcintyre Smith

Ballarat, Australia
Elizabeth Jane Smith
1866 - 1949
Bendigo, Australia
Moorshead Edward Smith

Bendigo, Australia
Henry Ellis Smith
1875 - 1949
Bright, Australia
Smith William Smith

Bright, Australia

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Reid James Smith

Waggi, Australia
Mary Weir Smith

Waggi, Australia
Clarence Higgins
1893 - 1949
Wggi, Australia
Higgins John Higgins

Wggi, Australia
Sheila George Higgins

Wggi, Australia
Robert James Wilson
1861 - 1949
Waggi, Australia
Wilson Thomas Wilson

Waggi, Australia
Alice Easter Annie Axford
1875 - 1949
Wggi, Australia
Boston James Axford

Wggi, Australia
Ian Membrey
1944 - 1949
Waggi, Australia
Membrey Thomas Membrey

Waggi, Australia
Faith Allinson Membrey

Waggi, Australia
George Errington
1865 - 1949
Wggi, Australia
William Talloch Belfrage
1886 - 1949
Wggi, Australia
Belfrage Andrew Belfrage

Wggi, Australia
Rebecca Talloch Belfrage

Wggi, Australia
William Boagh Irving
1868 - 1949
Wggi, Australia
Irving David Irving

Wggi, Australia
Elizabeth Bargh Irving

Wggi, Australia
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