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Owen Smith, Sr
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Birth: Jan., 1820, Ireland
Death: Dec. 31, 1918
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Born in Ireland, Owen Sr was the Son of Rose (O'Hare) Smith and her husband Matthew Smith. Owen Sr came to America in approximately 1854. He married Julia (McConnell) Smith Feb 4 , 1869. He had 3 Sons and 1 daughter, Owen Jr, John Patrick, Matthew , and Mary.
He worked as the caretaker at St Mary's Cemetery in Lawrenceville, and lived on the cemetery grounds with his family from approximately 1870 through 1894.
Sometime around 1900 he purchased an 80 acre farm in Conemaugh Township, Indiana County PA where he resided for several years. After losing his land in a legal battle, he died at the age of 98 at the "Little Sisters Of The Poor" home in Pittsburgh PA, and is buried in an unmarked grave at St Mary's Cemetery (Lawrenceville PA). Cause of death listed as "Asthma". 
Family links: 
  Rose O'Hare Smith (1782 - 1870)
  Julia McConnell Smith (1838 - 1894)*
  Mary Smith (1869 - 1879)*
  Owen Smith (1877 - 1954)*
  Owen Smith (1820 - 1918)
  Matthew Smith (1827 - 1882)*
  Rose Smith (1831 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section O , Lot/Row 159 , Grave 2
Created by: Forget-me-not
Record added: May 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51912392
Owen Smith, Sr
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Great Great Grandfather , thank you for your sacrifice and courage of leaving your homeland, and all of the hardships that you endured.
- Forget-me-not
 Added: Sep. 18, 2014

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