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Mary Hannah Smale Van Houten
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1861
Stoke Climsland
Cornwall, England
Death: Jul. 19, 1928
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Information from death certificate, English birth record, and US & English census records.

Daughter of John Smale & Ann Stephens (incorrectly identified on her death certificate as "Albert Smale" and "Ann Stevens." No children of her own, but stepmother to John Van Houten's three sons.

Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner (Prescott, AZ), December 18, 1895, p. 3 (column 2): "FRIDAY'S Daily, december 13 . . . John G. Van Houtum was married last evening to Miss Mary H. Smale, the bride's brother, Rev. Jos. Smale, officiating. The groom is an old time resident of Yavapai county and the bride, although residing here but a few years, is highly respected by all, being a very estimable christian lady."

Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner (Prescott, AZ), February 5, 1902, p. 3 (column 2): "From Thursday's Daily . . . Mrs. J. G. Van Houtum left on today's train for Long Beach, California, to join her husband who has been residing there for the past month or two."

Yavapai County marriages:
Van Houtum John G. & Smalle Mary H., Dec 12, 1895 [Smalle clearly an error for Smale as consistently spelled in all other accounts].

Cemetery index as Mary Hannah Vanhouten; death certificate as Mary Hannah Van Houten.

See husband John about Van Houtum vs. Van Houten
Family links: 
  Ann Stephens Smale (1830 - 1911)
  John Godfrey Van Houten (1860 - 1936)*
  Elizabeth Stephens Smale Thomas (1851 - 1916)*
  Ebenezer Smale (1857 - 1929)*
  Mary Hannah Smale Van Houten (1861 - 1928)
  Joseph Smale (1867 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Vale of Memory, Lot 969, Space 1.
Created by: Oscar
Record added: Sep 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97097495
Mary Hannah <i>Smale</i> Van Houten
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