Cabinet photograph of a woman identified on the reverse as "Miriam Stedman Jackson Smith, February 1895". The photograph was taken by the William A. Webster studio of 111 Moody Street, Waltham, Massachusetts.
From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:
Miriam Stedman Jackson was born in 1844 in Newton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Timothy Jackson and Hannah M. (Stedman) Jackson. On December 12, 1866 at Newton, Miriam married merchant Frederick Bancroft Smith, "Fred", son of N. P. Smith and P. E. (Bancroft) Smith of Groton, Massachusetts. Fred's parents full names were Nathaniel P. Smith and Phoebe [or Phebe] E. (Bancroft) Smith.
Mildred and Fred had several children, one of whom was Bowen Bancroft Smith, whose 1888 Newton High School graduation photograph is the feature of another post
Miriam died August 30, 1918; Fred died in 1930.
If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.
- Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915 - Marriage of Miriam Stedman Jackson and Frederick Bancroft Smith
- Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920 - Death of Miriam Stedman (Jackson) Smith
- Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980 - Death of Frederick Bancroft Smith
- U. S. Federal Censuses