1904 – Mary Booth Smith Dies

On this date Mary Booth Smith, wife of , died in Milwaukee. She was born on September 23, 1826, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The daughter of Baptist Rev. John Booth and Jane Steward, Mary Booth married William E. Smith in 1849, in Michigan. She had four children, all of whom lived to adulthood. Mary Booth Smith served as first lady of Wisconsin from 1878 to 1882. Smith died of a kidney tumor in 1904 and is buried in Milwaukee. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, p.87]