Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Mary F. Scott Smith - Mt . Vernon, Il

Mary Frances Scott Smith
My great-great-grandmother, Mary Frances Scott Smith was born in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois on 17 Apr 1862 to Joseph McDonald "Mack" Scott and his wife Delilah (Hunt) Scott. She was the fourth of eight children of whom only two would live to adulthood, the other being her sister Rebecca Jane Scott who married Cyrus Edward Bullock. On 2 Mar 1886 In Mt. Vernon, Mary married Milton Albin Smith, son of Daniel and Barbara Ann (Wade) Smith. She died in Mt. Vernon on 17 Aug 1936.  She is buried in Williams Cemetery.

Smith Family, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 1920's

This is the only picture I have ever seen of her, it's taken in Mt. Vernon around the middle 1920's.  From L-R; Mary Frances Scott Smith, son Milton McDonald Smith and wife Sylvia Allen Smith, son Robert Calvin Smith, son Roy, and  Robert's wife Verna Merritt Smith, son John Smith and wife Lena (unknown) Smith.  Daughter Fannie and husband Alva Merritt are missing from the picture.  Also missing is daughter Dollie Ann Smith Hayes who died in March1923.

Mt. Vernon Register News 18 Aug 1936

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