Mrs. Mary Ann Smith Fordyce, one of Greene County's oldest and most respected citizens,
died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 1971, in Greene County Memorial Hospital.
She had been making her home at Fordyce (Greensboro Star Route, Waynesburg) until she was admitted to the hospital a few months ago.
Mrs. Fordyce had celebrated her 100th birthday last year on August 28.
She was born on that date in 1870 in Greene Township, a daughter of Basil Smith and Elizabeth Livingood Smith.
Her mother's ancestry has been traced back to the Livingood brothers, who immigrated to this country in the mid-1700's from Switzerland, and fought in the Revolutionary War under the command of General George Washington.
Her father's family was another early Greene County family.
On October 13, 1890, she was married in her home to Vincent L. Fordyce, a member of yet another early pioneer family in the county. Mr. Fordyce died June 20, 1960.
Mrs. Fordyce was a member of the Fordyce United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the WSCS of the church. She was also a member of the Greene County Republican Women.
Surviving are one grandson, Mark Donham, of Greensboro Star Route; one niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Morton, of Morgantown, W. Va.; and two nephews: Frank Smith, of Carmichaels, and Glancy Smith, of Waynesburg.
A daughter, Marie Donham, is deceased.
Funeral Services were held Sunday with burial in Garards Fort Cemetery.
Newspaper obituary, source and date unknown (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
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