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Mabel Esther Smith Dooley
Birth: May 25, 1894
Butler County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1978
Winfield
Cowley County
Kansas, USA

Mabel Esther Smith was the daughter of Henry Swing Smith and Mary Abigail Gibson aka: Abbie. She was born northeast of Douglass, Kansas and died just two months before her 84th birthday.

Mabel married to Clinton Dooley (Clinton Ellsworth Dooley) at her father's home in Butler County, Kansas on February 26, 1913, and the young couple moved onto the farm just two miles east of the place of her youth. Here they were to spend the remainder of their lives.

Clint and Mabel had three daughters: Vivian Amanda, Mary Irene, and Eva Ruth.

(excerpt from Mabel's obituary)
Mabel was baptized into Christ, May 25, 1913, and lived a faithful, devoted and zealous Christian life. Strong in her convictions but compassionate and sympathetic in her love and consideration for others, she was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her cheerful disposition helped to comfort the lonely and to smoothe the path of life for many troubled souls. Being an Elder's wife for many years, she had ample opportunities to develop a strength of character which sustained her to the very end.
Her husband, a former Elder of the Douglass congregation and later of the Augusta church, passed away several years ago; but Sister Dooley maintained her farm home alone until only a few months before her death. As long as her health permitted, she was a regular and faithful member of the church here.
(end excerpt)

The photo on this page of Mabel at the kitchen stove is her grandson, John's, favorite picture of her because, "Lordy, that Lady could cook." 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Swing Smith (1864 - 1947)
  Mary Abigail Gibson Smith (1874 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Clinton Ellsworth Dooley (1891 - 1959)
 
 Children:
  Vivian Amanda Dooley Cousins (1914 - 1985)*
  Mary "Irene" Dooley Schmidt (1916 - 2009)*
  Eva Ruth Dooley Martin (1918 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry Manford Smith (1892 - 1894)*
  Mabel Esther Smith Dooley (1894 - 1978)
  Carl Sidney Smith (1896 - 1959)*
  Ava Leona Smith (1898 - 1918)*
  Samuel Howard Smith (1900 - 1986)*
  Ruth Beatrice Smith Conder (1904 - 1940)*
  Roy Gideon Gibson Smith (1908 - 1990)*
  Leland Eugene Smith (1915 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Douglass Cemetery
Douglass
Butler County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: May 09, 2003
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