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Sophia Smith
Birth: Aug. 27, 1796
Hatfield
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1870
Hatfield
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Noted Philanthropist. Born on August 27, 1796, Sophia was the forth Child to Joseph, and Lois White Smith. She lived at 22 Main Street in Hatfield, the Smith Family homestead, (now property of Smith College), up until four years before her death, when she built a new home, next door, in which she died in 1870. With her estate she left $387,468 with instructions in her will to found an institution of higher education for women. Smith Academy, later to become Smith College, was the first college for women in the United States. First concieved in 1868, it was charted in 1871, and opened it's doors in 1875. (bio by: S.A. Smith IV) 
 
Burial:
Main Street Cemetery
Hatfield
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: S.A. Smith IV
Record added: Jan 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7082051
Sophia Smith
Added by: Kelt Smith
 
Sophia Smith
Added by: P.K. Magruder
 
Sophia Smith
Added by: S.A. Smith IV
 
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