Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mary E Smith


Great Grandmother, Mary Smith, was the first of 6 generations to be born in California. She was born in San Francisco on the 23rd or 24th of July 1867 to Irish immigrant parents. She grew up on Church Street in San Francisco and was educated in Catholic Schools.
She first married a Louis Webber in 1887 and had 2 children with him. Louis and one of her children died around 1893 in San Francisco.
Shortly after the death of her first husband, Mary married Walter John Phillips, a co-worker of her brother. Mary and Walter first lived in Oakland California then moved to San Francisco around 1901. Mary and John had 4 children together, one dying at the age of 2 and another dying at birth. The child who died at birth on April 28 1904 caused complications with Mary and she died 28 days later on May 24 1904
Mary was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma California and is buried with her parents and brothers.

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