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Eliza Ellen Crawford Smith
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1879
Bibb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1946
Haralson County
Georgia, USA

Eliza Ellen Crawford was born on Sep. 5, 1879 in Bibb County, Georgia to William David Crawford and Clara Johnson Crawford.

On July 23, 1898, she married Levi M. Brookshire in St. Clair, Alabama. They had three children: Jessie William Brookshire, Sr., Milton M. Brookshire, and Lydia Marian Bookshire. Sometime before 1908, Levi Brookshire died leaving Eliza struggling to support her three children. She was finally forced to place them in an orphanage. It was a heartbreaking decision for her.

On August 15, 1908, Eliza married Jacob Breckinridge Smith in Fulton County, Georgia. Jacob was himself the father of four children. After the marriage, Jacob and his new wife Eliza went to the orphanage to get her three children and bring them home. By all accounts, Jacob raised Eliza's three children as his own. Jacob and Eliza went on to have three additional children: Ruby Smith, Lillie Ann Smith, and Rosie Irene Smith. In addition to raising all of these children, Jacob and Eliza later took in and raised their granddaughter by Ruby Smith; her name was Lura Ellen Hendrix.

Jacob and Eliza lived in Haralson County, Georgia. Eliza was a hard worker who took care of her home and raised her children. In addition, she helped Jacob in the butcher shop that they owned.

On March 14, 1946, Eliza passed away. My grandmother, Rosie Irene Smith Munroe, told me that she fell down some icy steps and suffered a head injury. Another [living] family member told me that Eliza had a stroke. According to her death certificate, Eliza died of a Cerebral Hemmorhage which could fit with either a fall or a stroke. At the time of her death, she had been a resident of Haralson County Georgia for almost 50 years. She is buried in a small family-owned cemetery called Smith Cemetery which borders Bremen City Cemetery in Bremen, Georgia.

~~Written by Sabrina King Combs (Great-Granddaughter)
 
 
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 Parents:
  William David Crawford (1853 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Jacob Breckinridge Smith (1870 - 1957)
 
 Children:
  Jessie William Brookshire (1899 - 1966)*
  Lydia Marian Brookshire Otwell (1903 - 1977)*
  Ruby C. Smith Davis (1907 - 1996)*
  Lillie Ann Smith Bolden (1909 - 1993)*
  Rosie Irene Smith Munroe (1912 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Melton S. Crawford (1871 - 1927)*
  Juliana Lee Crawford Wells (1877 - 1923)*
  Eliza Ellen Crawford Smith (1879 - 1946)
  Mary Rhoda Crawford Gunter (1902 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Eliza E. Smith
1879 - 1946
 
Burial:
Bremen City Cemetery
Bremen
Haralson County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Sabrina K. Combs
Originally Created by: Lin
Record added: Jan 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33387949
Eliza Ellen <i>Crawford</i> Smith
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Eliza Ellen <i>Crawford</i> Smith
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Eliza Ellen <i>Crawford</i> Smith
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