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Irene Smith

1896 - 1985



Birth Certificate

Born 16 July 1896  (source DOB on Death Index)

Babtismal Record


Marriage Certificate

? – First marriage to Samuel L Haines 

1958 - Dr William Bentley Griggs (second marriage at the age of 62. Dr Griggs was 85.) (source see Newspaper clipping below)



1880 US Census


1900 US Census

3 years old, daugther to Charlotte and James

1901 Irish Census


1910 US Census

13 years old, living with older brother Oliver

1920 US Census


1930 US Census

33 years old, living with first husband Samuel L Haines.

1940 US Census

43 years old, living with first husband Samuel L Haines at Bristol Township

Death Certificate


Death Notice

Died March 1985, Age 89

Death Certificate for Spouse

Death Notice for first husband, Dr William Bentley Griggs (source

Death Certificates for unmarried children


Newspaper Clippings

Article in 1965 about Dr Griggs who married Irene but had also presided over her birth






Order of discovery – From phone conversation to Elwyn Smith in October 2012, he spoke of an Grand Aunt married to a Dr Griggs. When I discovered the photo of Dr Griggs and his second wife Irene Smith, this photo titles her as Irene M Haines Smith. Then Census record for 1930 showing Irene M Haines married to Samuel L Haines.