Maria Elizabeth Bushman Smith is the daughter of John Bushman and Lois Angeline Smith. She was born 17 December 1869 in Lehi, Utah. She married Silas Derryfield Smith, son of Jesse Nathaniel Smith and Emma Saraphine West in 1888 in Saint George, Utah. Here is a nice description of the relationships between the Bushman and Smith families:
Maria Elizabeth Bushman Smith, The Story of Our Mother
by Derryfield N. Smith, published by the Maria E. B. and Silas D. Smith Family Association, pp. 51-52.
The young man Maria was destined to marry was Silas D. Smith, the second son of the nine children born to President Jesse N. Smith of the Eastern Arizona Stake and his wife Emma Seraphine West. An exceptionally attractive relationship subsequently developed between the families of President Jesse N. Smith of Snowflake and Bishop John Bushman of St. Joseph. In addition to Silas D., two other sons of Jesse N. Smith were to marry other daughters of John Bushman; i.e. J. Walter Smith married Lois Evelyn Bushman and Hyrum Smith married June Augusta Bushman. Also Homer F. Bushman, John’s elder son, married Jesse N. Smith’s daughter Sariah and another daughter married Preston A. Bushman. When Anna later died, after bearing four children, Preston married Daphne Decker, a granddaughter of J. N. Smith. Another granddaughter, Edith Smith, married Alonzo Bushman. This exceptional interrelationship of families has fostered an excellent system of family reunions, newsletters and cooperative genealogical research programs.
Here are some photos of Bushman and Smith Families and the love shared between these two stalwart families: