Marion Hamilton <I>Cossar</I> Smyth

Marion Hamilton Cossar Smyth

Birth
South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death 1 Oct 1947 (aged 85)
Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 62843639 · View Source
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Ms Cossar was born near Lanark Scotland in 1862 to James and Jessee Finlay Cossar, they moved to the United states in 1872 when she was 10 years old. Her father was a carpenter, 2 more children arrived after their arrival in America. She became the 2nd wife of Frederick Smyth.

Marion was a bookkeeper for a few companies and ended up working as a bookkeeper in a bank which Frederick Smyth was President.

Emily Lane Smyth took ill with nepheritis and all was done to save her. Doctors from Boston, New York traveled to examine her to see if a cure could be found. It was not to be she died in January 1886. The Milne Papers at the University of NH claim that Mr. Smyth married Marion less than 6 weeks later in Scotland rather than the 1886 that the history of Candia states. She was 47 years his junior. He married her 6 weeks after the death of his beloved wife.

She left a trust for a music school in Manchester as she and her husband loved music. She wanted the school to be at her home "The Willows" but apparently it was in disrepair and would be too costly to fix. It was located on North Elm St and was where the Brady-Sullivan Building now stands.

BOTH PHOTOS OF MRS MARION SMYTH ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE MANCHESTER, NH HISTORIC ASSOCIATION, THANK YOU FOR THEIR USE


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  • Created by: Pat Van Den Berghe
  • Added: 12 Dec 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 62843639
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marion Hamilton Cossar Smyth (26 Mar 1862–1 Oct 1947), Find a Grave Memorial no. 62843639, citing Valley Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Pat Van Den Berghe (contributor 47310624) .