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Elizabeth Harriett Rackley

Elizabeth Harriett Rackley

Female 1917 - 2014  (96 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Harriett Rackley 
    Born 2 Oct 1917  Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • possibly 22nd
    Gender Female 
    Occupation teacher, Bowdoin School  [2
    Residence 19 Jan 1920  Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 11 Apr 1940  Meadow Hill Road, Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 24 Mar 2014  Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Elizabeth 'Betty' Smith
      1917- 2014

      Thursday, March 27, 2014
      LEWISTON — Elizabeth "Betty" Harriet (Rackley) Smith, 96, of Greene, died Monday, March 24, at Marshwood Center.
      She was born in Greene on Oct. 2, 1917, a daughter of the late Edward C. and Jennie (Odiorne) Rackley. She attended Greene schools and graduated in 1935 from Lewiston High School. She attended and graduated from the Auburn Maine School of Commerce, later taking classes at the University of Maine in Orono and Colby College.
      She taught school at Woodstock High, Calais Academy and Rockland High School. She later worked for the state of Maine as a social worker; she loved being a social worker and dedicated 40 years of her life to this job. Betty married Mathew "Jack" Smith of Rockland on July 3, 1947; he passed away on Oct. 20, 2005.
      Betty was a member of Greene Baptist Church and the Androscoggin Grange, where she served for several years as treasurer. She was also treasurer of the Greene Bicentennial Committee and served for 40 years on the Town of Greene Thompson Fund. She was a member of the Morse Library Fund when it was built and served for 25 years. Betty belonged to the Modern Woodmen of America and was its secretary for a number of years, and she volunteered in the Civil Defense and the U.S. Air Force as a ground observer during World War II.
      Betty also belonged to the Lewiston-Auburn Social Workers Club, the Greene Senior Citizens Club and The Farm Bureau. She was also a holder of the Boston Post Cane. Betty knew most everyone's family in her community, and could recall names and facts from memory up until her passing. She was always interested in town affairs and kept up to date on what transpired at town and board meetings.
      She is survived by a niece, Barbara Coburn Bubier and her husband, Gerald, of Greene; very special friends and caregivers, Don and Donna Rose and their family; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
      She was predeceased by her sister, Sylvia Coburn, in 1994.
    Person ID I5139  Reed
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2015 

    Father Edward Crossman Rackley,   b. 17 Sep 1885, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1967, Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Jennie Maud Odiorne,   b. Apr 1886, Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1909  Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Documents
    Edward Rackley and Jennie Odiorne
    Edward Rackley and Jennie Odiorne
    marriage record
    Family ID F3245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matthew C. Smith,   d. 20 Oct 2005 
    Married 3 Jul 1947  Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F3332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1917 - Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 19 Jan 1920 - Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 11 Apr 1940 - Meadow Hill Road, Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jul 1947 - Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Mar 2014 - Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
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    Elizabeth Harriett Rackley
    Elizabeth Harriett Rackley
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    Documents
    Elizabeth Harriett Rackley
    Elizabeth Harriett Rackley
    birth record

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] “Maine Birth Records, 1621-1922”, 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 46.

    2. [S61] 1940 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), ED 1-22, Sheet 4B, Dwelling 83, Edward C. Rackley household.

    3. [S40] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), ED 15, Sheet 5A, Dwelling 107, Family 107, Edward Rackley household.

    4. [S126] Obituary.

    5. [S635] Sesquicentenial History of the Town Of Greene, Walter L. Mower, (Auburn, Me.: Merrill & Webber, 1938.), p 219.

    6. [S42] Maine Marriages, 1892-1996, Ancestry.com, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, USA, 2003).

    7. [S103] “Maine Marriage Records, 1705-1922”, 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 46.