Martha Louise Votey was born on October 28, 1858 in Ovid, New York, the daughter of Charles Augustus and Fanny (Anderson) Votey. She married Clifford Hayes Smith on January 5, 1887 in Fairfax, Vermont. They settled in Proctor, Vermont, where Martha V. Smith became involved with the Women's Club of Proctor. In 1931, she and Mrs. R. W. Chutter were charged with developing a program entitled "Vermont's Eminent Men and Women." Martha V. Smith died on October 13, 1952 in Proctor, Vermont.
From the description of Vermont history and biography collection, 1926-1930s. (Vermont Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 496157828