Christina or Nellie Maitland was born according to family lore in Missouri. Different censuses say Canada or Missouri, and certainly the family did move around a lot. Her parents were Alexander Maitland born in 1813 in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland and Helen Skirving born in 1814 in Forres, Moray, Scotland. Her parents were married in Toronto, Canada, where indeed, some of the Maitland children were born. “Nellie’s” brother, Alexander Maitland married Mary Oliphant and I descend from that line.
In 1881, Christina “Nellie” Maitland married Joseph Fry Smith. She died on May 14, 1895 in Lexington, Missouri and is buried in Machpelah cemetery there.
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