Olive (Smedley) (Smedley) Mcmaster (1773 - 1826)

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Olive Smedley (Smedley) McMaster
1773 - 1826
October 23, 1773
Williamstown, Massachusetts US
October 23, 1826
Georgia, Vermont US
Olive Smedley Smedley Mcmaster was born on October 23, 1773 in Williamstown, Massachusetts US. Her maiden name is Smedley and she married into the McMaster family. She died on October 23, 1826 in Georgia, Vermont US at age 53.
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Olive Smedley Smedley Mcmaster passed away on October 23, 1826 in Georgia, Vermont US at 53 years old. She was born on October 23, 1773 in Williamstown, Massachusetts US. We have no information about Olive's family or relationships.

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In 1806, at the age of 33 years old, Olive was alive when Noah Webster published his first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language. It was the first truly American dictionary, incorporating the idioms and language of the day. Thus began his effort to standardize the American language, which was regionally different. It took him 26 years to complete the entire project.

In 1807, by the time she was 34 years old, on August 17th, the Clermont - Robert Fulton's steamboat - made the first successful steamboat trip on the Hudson River between New York City and Albany. The boat ran at an average of 5 miles per hour.

In 1808, Olive was 35 years old when on February 6th, the ship Topaz - which had sailed out of Boston, hunting seals - rediscovered Pitcairn Island. The mutineers from the HMS Bounty had gone there after the mutiny in April of 1789. Only one HMS Bounty mutineer was still alive, John Adams, who had changed his name to Alexander Smith.

In 1815, Olive was 42 years old when on January 18th, the Battle of New Orleans ended. General Andrew Jackson defeated a much larger invading British force in the last major battle of the War of 1812. This was after the Treaty of Ghent - signed the previous December - ended the war. But the news didn't reach the U.S. until February and the Treaty was ratified by Congress the same month. So the battle had no impact on the war.

In 1826, in the year of Olive Smedley Smedley Mcmaster's passing, on February 13th, the American Temperance Society was founded in Boston. In the beginning, the Temperance Society promoted abstaining from alcohol but with time it pushed for abolishing alcohol. Drinking was a severe stress on many families, with drunkenness contributing to poverty and abuse.

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