THE SMITH FAMILY, DESCENDANTS OF RALPH SMYTH

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Marjorie Fletcher    Page Update: November 2011

     Ralph Smyth 1

     Daniel Smith 2

     James Smith 3

     Phineas Smith 4

     James Smith 5

     Ephraim D. Smith 6

     George A. Smith 7

 

     Sidney Otto Smith 8

     Orange Otto Smith 9

RALPH SMYTH 1 AND REBECCA (HOBART) SMYTH

    Ralph Smyth 1 was born about 1590 in Norfolk, Hingham, England; died about October of 1685 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He married (some historians say he married Elizabeth Hobart, sister of Rebecca) Rebecca Hobart who came to America at the same time and from the same town in England as Ralph Smith. He married (2) in Eastham, Barnstable County Massachusetts, Grace Hatch who was the widow of Thomas Hatch. Ralph came to America from Hingham, England in 1633 and removed to Eastham, Massachusetts. Grace was mentioned as administrator of his will along with his son Samuel, 27 October 1685. (Plymouth Colony Records). His children were probably by his first wife Rebecca (or Elizabeth) and were born at Hingham except for his last child, Deborah, who was born at Eastham.

(Cushing, see New England Genealogical Register, Volume 26, page 190)

    The early settlers of Hingham, Massachusetts were mostly from Hingham, County of Norfolk, England. Cushing mentions Ralph Smyth as coming from that place in 1633 and against his name he puts the figure "1", clearly indicating that he came alone. His name first appears on the Hingham, Massachusetts Register in 1637 when he drew a "house lot" on Bachelor Street, now Main Street (See New England Genealogical Register, Volume 2, page 251). The Colony records him "Smyth" of Hingham". He was of Eastham, Plymouth Colony in 1654 and in 1657 he took the oath of fidelity (See Plymouth Colony Records, Liber 8, Folio 184). His name here and ever after is "Smyth". He was Constable at Eastham from 1660-1664. He was engaged in trading with Jesse Hobart of Hingham (Volume 6, Folio 175). Plymouth records had the following court order: October 17, 1685, administration is granted by this court to Grace Smith, the relict of Ralph Smyth and to Samuel Smith, son of the said Ralph Smyth, all of the town of Eastham in the Colony of Plymouth in New England. Cushing also says the record of the marriage of Ralph Smyth is not to be found and the indications are that Grace was not the mother of his children.

    The emigration of Ralph Smyth and Edmond Hobart is found in the New England Register, volume 15, page 25. Ralph Smyth remained in Hingham until about, or a little later than 1650 when he and his family removed to Eastham, Massachusetts, being one of the early settlers of Eastham where many prominent people of Plymouth Colony had settled on or about this time such as the Honorable Nicholas Snow, who married Constance Hopkins, the daughter of Stephen Hopkins, by his first wife, and who came over with her father on the Mayflower and Lieut. Joseph Rogers, son of Thomas Rogers who also came over with his father Thomas Rogers, the eighteenth signer of the Mayflower Compact. Lieut. Joseph Rogers came from Sandwich, Massachusetts at which town his children were all born. Ralph Smyth became an extensive landowner in Eastham.

Children of Ralph Smyth 1  and Rebecca (Hobart) Smyth

1. An unnamed Child Smith 2 (Ralph Smyth 1) born 15 February 1640 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

2. Samuel Smith 2 (Ralph Smyth 1) christened 11 July 1641 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died April 1697 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts (will probate) He married 3 January 1665 in Eastham, Mary Hopkins born November 1640 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts; died 20 March 1696/1697 in Eastham. She was the daughter of Giles Hopkins and Cantone (Weldon) Hopkins. Samuel Smith's estate was settled by order of the probate court of Barnstable County 22 April 1697. Joseph, Grace and Deborah are not mentioned, the former having died. His son John and daughter, Mary each got half of two farms at Monomy. He was a Constable and Trader in Eastham in 1670. His will is found in Liber 2, Folio 47.

3. John Smith 2 (Ralph Smyth 1) christened 2 March 1644 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married 24 May 1667 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, Hannah Williams born about 1650, daughter of Thomas Williams and Elizabeth (Tate) Williams

4. Daniel Smith 2 (Ralph Smyth 1) christened 2 March 1647 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 20 March 1720 in Eastham, Massachusetts. He married 3 March 1676/1677 in Eastham, Mary Young born 28 April 1658 in Eastham, daughter of John Young and Abigail (Howland) Young.

5. Elizabeth Smith 2 (Ralph Smyth 1) christened September 1648 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts. She married Jabez Hopkins born 1643; died 27 December 1690. Jabez Hopkins was a Lieut. in the expedition to Canada and that is where he was killed.

6. Thomas Smith 2 (Ralph Smyth 1) born about 1650 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 18 October 1720 in Eastham (will probate). He married about 1681, Mary, last name unknown; born about 1665; died 22 March 1726/1727 in Eastham, Massachusetts. Thomas was a representative to the General Court at Boston. He was evidently a prominent man in the community where he lived and the possessor of quite a large fortune for the time. Thomas had settled in Truro. The probate records of Barnstable County, Massachusetts, Volume 3, page 572 show that Thomas Smith's will was proved 8 October 1720. It was a lengthy document, couched in the then usual verbiage in making wills in which he mentions his wife, Mary and each of his children in the distribution of quite a large estate.

7. Deborah Smith 2 (Ralph Smyth 1) born 8 March 1654 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Information on Deborah is from the Mayflower Descendants, Volume 5, page 22. I could find no further records for Deborah.

   GENERATION 2

DANIEL SMITH 2 AND MARY (YOUNG) SMITH

    Daniel Smith 2 (Ralph Smyth 1) was christened 2 March 1647 in Hingham, Massachusetts; died 20 March 1720 in Eastham, Massachusetts. He married 3 March 1676/1677 in Eastham, Mary Young born 28 April 1658 in Eastham, Massachusetts; daughter of John Young and Abigail (Howland) Young. The family of Daniel Smith and his wife, Mary is found in the Mayflower Descendants, volume 7, page 18. Daniel Smith's will was entered for probate 29 January 1720 (probate records, Liber 3, folio 63) in which he mentions his wife Mary and his children: Daniel, James, Abigail, Content House and Nathaniel. The latter received the homestead and was appointed administrator. (New England Register, Volume 26, page 191). His widow, Mary was living 1 February 1738 as found in Barnstable probate, Volume 6, page 223, when she gave a receipt to her son, Nathaniel as executor for her brother's estate.

Children of Daniel Smith 2 and Mary (Young) Smith

1. Daniel Smith 3 (Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 8 June 1678 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

2. Content (Comfort) Smith 3 (Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 6 January 1680 in Eastham Barnstable County, Massachusetts. She married 11 December 1701 in Eastham, Thomas Hows (House) born about 1676 of Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Information on this family is from the Mayflower Descendants, Volume 7, page 18. No further information.

3. Abigail Smith 3 (Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 30 April 1681-1683 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. She married (1) 30 April 1705 in Eastham, John Nells born about 1677 in Eastham. She married (2) 9 August 1711 in Eastham, Jeremiah Smith born 18 August 1685 of Eastham, Massachusetts.

4. James Smith 3 (Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth1) born "the last week of April" 1685 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He married Hannah Rogers. Hannah is the great granddaughter of Thomas Rogers, The Pilgrim who was the 18th signer of the Mayflower Compact.

5. Nathaniel Smith 3 (Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born October 1687 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He married 18 August 1716 in Eastham, Abigail Gross born about 1695 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

6. Mary Smith 3 (Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 8 January 1692/1693 in Eastham Barnstable County, Massachusetts; died 16 February 1705 in Eastham.

GENERATION 3

JAMES SMITH 3 AND HANNAH (ROGERS) SMITH

    James Smith 3 (Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born the last week on April, 1685 in Eastham Barnstable County, Massachusetts; died 13 January 1755 in Eastham (will probate). He married 18 February 1712/1713 in Eastham, Hannah Rogers born 5 August 1689 in Eastham; died 22 October 1754 in Eastham. Hannah was the daughter of John Rogers and Elizabeth (Twining) Rogers. Information on James Smith was from the Mayflower Descendants and the descendants of Thomas Rogers, The Pilgrim. The will of James Smith of Eastham, Yeoman, (an independent farmer, especially a member of a small free holding farmers in England) drawn 22 October 1754 and presented 13 January 1755, names wife Hannah; sons Levi, Solomon, James and Joshua; daughter, Grace Smith; sons Benjamin and Phineas. His son Levi of Eastham was the executor of his estate. Some of the information on James Smith's family was taken from the book, "Ralph Smyth of Hingham and Eastham" by Dwight Smith, DDS. Hannah Roger's great grandfather was Thomas Rogers, The Pilgrim.

Children of James Smith 3 and Hannah (Rogers) Smith

1. Levi Smith 4 (James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 15 March 1713 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He married on 8 October 1737 in Eastham, Massachusetts, Jane Snow born 22 April 1716 in Eastham, Massachusetts; died before April 1773, daughter of Stephen Snow and Margaret (Elkins) Snow. Levi Smith was living in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 4 July 1784. Levi Smith and his son Eleazer and his daughter's Elizabeth, Jane, Priscilla Smith and Martha, wife of Eleazer Smith were all admitted to the Sandisfield Church 4 July 1784 soon after their arrival in Sandisfield, Massachusetts.

2. Solomon Smith 4 (James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 8 March 1715/1716 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 13 May 1790 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He married on 21 February 1739/1740 in Eastham, Massachusetts, Susannah Snow born 12 November 1708 in Eastham, Massachusetts; died 11 June 1798 in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Benjamin Snow and Thankful (Bowerman) Snow.

3. James Smith 4 (James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 8 April 1718 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Family tradition says that James accompanied his brother's Solomon and Benjamin in their migration from Hebron, Connecticut with their wives and children as far as the Connecticut River on their way to recently purchased land in what was afterwards called Sandisfield, where he bid them all good-bye and took the, then much frequent route to the east end of Long Island where all Knowledge of him was lost. Tradition does not say if he married or not. He was 33 years of age at the time (1751). Some of the Eastham people went to the Hampton's which is about the locality that he set out for.

4. Joshua Smith 4 (James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 19 July 1720 in Eastham, Massachusetts; died 16 July 1771 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He married on 7 January 1741/1742 in Eastham, Massachusetts, Mercy Snow born 24 February 1721/1722 in Eastham, Massachusetts; died after 1773 in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Stephen Snow and Margaret (Elkins) Snow.

5. Grace Smith 4 (James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 17 December 1722 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; died 30 March 1775. She married on 7 September 1749 in Hebron, Connecticut, Matthew Williams, Jr. born 8 October 1720 in Hebron, Connecticut, son of Matthew and Mary Williams.

6. Benjamin Smith 4 (James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 3 October 1724 in Eastham, Massachusetts; died 10 February 1796 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He married on 30 November 1745 in Eastham, Massachusetts, Ruth Snow born 11 December 1725 in Eastham, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Stephen Snow and Margaret (Elkins) Snow.

7. Phineas Smith 4 (James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 7 March 1728/1729 in Eastham, Massachusetts; died 5 September 1786. He married Ruth Doane.

GENERATION 4

PHINEAS SMITH 4 AND RUTH (DOANE) SMITH

    Phineas Smith 4 (James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 7 March 1728/1729 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; died 5 September 1786 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts (will probate); he married 9 January 1752 in Eastham, Ruth Doane born 3 March 1733/1734 in Eastham; died 25 Nov 1822 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Simeon Doane and Apphia (Higgins) Doane. Phineas Smith purchased land in Sandisfield, Berkshire County 12 July 1769 and they moved there about that time. Phineas and his wife, Ruth were admitted to the Sandisfield Congregational Church from the Eastham Church 17 November 1770. In Phineas's will, brothers Solomon and Benjamin were bondsman, witnesses were Albert Wilcox, Lemuel Smith and Phineas Kinsbury. The will of Phineas Smith of Sandisfield, made 18 July 1786 was probated 5 September 1786 names wife Ruth, four eldest children; Ebenezer, Mary, James and Levi; four younger children; Phoebe, Henry Elisha and Isaiah. He appoints his son, Henry sole executor. The date of settling of the estate was 26 April 1787. He appears to be an enterprising man and left quite an estate for the time and place and of good education. His will was drawn by his own hand and was well worded and beautifully written. Ruth Smith is mentioned in the Sandisfield Department of History of Berkshire County, Massachusetts as one of many of that town who had reached an unusual longevity.

Children of Phineas Smith 4 and Ruth (Doane) Smith

1. Ebenezer Smith 5 (Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 30 November 1752 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, Ebenezer served in the Revolutionary War from Sandisfield, Massachusetts. No further information.

2. Mary Smith 5 (Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 1 December 1754 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Mary died at 80 years of age, unmarried.

3. James Smith 5 (Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 22 May 1756 in Eastham Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He married Hannah L., last name unknown.

4. Levi Smith 5 (Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 25 April 1758 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; died 9 April 1828 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He married Rachel, last name unknown .

5. Phoebe Smith 5 (Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 27 December 1760 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; died 19 March 1852 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County. She married Benjamin Smith born 8 December 1852 in Eastham, son of Benjamin Smith and Ruth Snow. Phoebe Smith and Benjamin Smith were first cousins.

6. Henry Smith 5 (Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 23 December 1763 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 22 January 1847 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He married Ruth Twining born 12 December 1776 in Eastham; died 13 November 1828 in Sandisfield.

7. Elisha Smith 5 (Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 7 May 1764 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; died 12 November 1797. He married Grace, last name unknown born about 1770. At the time of Elisha's death, his children, Daniel and Hulda were minors over 14 years of age. Their mother, Grace and their uncle, Levi were appointed guardians.

8. Isaiah Smith 5 (Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 21 May 1766 in Eastham, Barnstable County Massachusetts.

GENERATION 5

JAMES SMITH 5 AND HANNAH L. (UNKNOWN) SMITH

    James Smith 5 (Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smith 1) born 22 May 1756 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; died about 1833. He married on 14 August 1780 in Middletown, Vermont (Town Records book). James was in the Vermont Militia during the Revolutionary War and was one of the early settlers of Middletown, he was a farmer. He removed to Sandisfield, Berkshire County Massachusetts with his family when his father, Phineas Smith purchased land there on 12 July 1769 when James was only fourteen years of age. James served in the Vermont Militia with Elihu Allen, brother of Ethan Allen, leader of the Green Mountain Boys. In 1797 James Smith purchased for $18.33, one fourth part of a pew known by the name of pew r'e 24 situate between the west dore (original spelling) of the meeting house in Middletown and stairs adjoining the walls of the house. Signed 5 May 1797 by Jonathan Mehurin (owner) Vol. 2, p. 250. James Smith may be the one baptized at Sandisfield, Massachusetts Congregational Church Records, 15 August 1779, "James Smith an adult baptized".  This would have been just before his marriage to Hannah. Most of the men who served in Vermont during the Revolution decided to make their home there after the war. In 1824 James and Hannah turned over their farm to their youngest child, Ephraim Doane Smith by Quit Claim Deed. (Middletown, Vermont land records, Book 5, p. 215, 216, 217, 218, 1 April 1824). He was to care for James and Hannah his wife for the rest of their natural life. It is not known if Ephraim followed through on their bargain as I can not find a death record for James or Hannah Smith. I have checked all the cemetery records in Rutland County, Vermont and do not find their names. In the Old Cemetery of Middletown, it is said that there are no marking stones for the graves so perhaps they are buried there.

Children of James Smith 5 and Hannah Smith

1. Abraham Smith 6 (James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 19 May 1782 in Middletown, Rutland County, Vermont; died 4 November 1809 in Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont.

2. Phoebe Smith 6 (James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 18 April 1783 in Middletown Rutland County, Vermont. She married 3 January 1802 in Middletown, Samuel Doane born about 1780 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, son of Ephraim Doane and Lucy (Doane) Doane. Lucy Doane's parents are unknown. It has been suggested that Ephraim and Lucy may be cousins.

3. Lavina (or Laura) 6 (James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) maybe a twin, born 30 September 1784 in Middletown, Rutland County, Vermont; died 30 October 1864 in Wells, Rutland County, Vermont; buried in Wells, Vermont, East Wells Cemetery. She married (1) about 1810, Levi Cox (2) Nathaniel Grover born 1765; died 4 November 1844 in Wells; buried in Wells, East Wells Cemetery. Children: (1) Polly Cox born 1812 (2) James H. Cox born 1814.

4. Lannate (or Lannah) 6 (James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) maybe a twin, born 30 September 1784 in Middletown, Rutland County, Vermont. I have not been able to find any information on Lannate. She may have died at birth.

5. Phineas Smith 6 (James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 1 March 1788 in Middletown Rutland County, Vermont; died March 1823 in Middletown. He married Laura, last name unknown, about 1810. Children; (1) Stephanis born 1811 (2) Laurinda born 1813 (3) Orville born 1817  (4) Cyrus born 1818 (5) Celinda born 1819 (6) Malvina born 1821 (7) Sophia born 1823. The children's names were taken from Phineas Smith's probate records.

6. Salinda Smith 6 (James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 14 February 1790 in Middletown, Rutland County, Vermont. She married 11 October 1821 in Middletown, Rufus Perkins born 1777-1779 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut; died 21 August 1859 in Pawlett, Rutland County, Vermont; buried in Pawlett, West Pawlett Cemetery. He was the son of Jacob Perkins and Mary (Fitch) Perkins. Salinda was the second wife of Rufus Perkins.

7. Lois Smith 6 (James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 14 August 1791 in Middletown, Rutland County, Vermont. No further information.

8. Ephraim Doane Smith 6 (James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 20 March 1800 in Middletown, Rutland County, Vermont; died 29 December 1883 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. He married (1) Janetje (Jane) Frayer (2) Margaret McFarland (3) Paulina Woods (4) Eva A. Marquisse.

GENERATION 6

EPHRAIM DOANE SMITH 6 AND JANE (FRAYER) SMITH

    Ephraim Doane Smith 6 (James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 20 March 1800 in Middletown, Rutland County, Vermont; died 29 December 1883 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; buried (from family records) in the Soldiers Home Cemetery (however, his grave has not been found). He married (1) about 1824 Janetje (Jane or Ginny) Frayer born 13 February 1800 in Claverack Columbia County, New York; died 30 March 1874 in Taylorsville, Fayette County, Iowa; buried in Taylorsville Cemetery (I have not been able to find her grave marker). She was the daughter of John (Johannes) Frayer and Maria (Polly Pike) Frayer. He married (2) 22 August 1874 in Des Moines, Iowa, Margaret McFarland (3) 2 April 1875 in Des Moines, Iowa, Paulina Woods (4) 27 March 1878 in Brush Creek, Fayette County, Iowa, Mrs. Eva A. Marquisse (maiden name Seleck) born 1853 in Iowa. He was 53 years older than Eva. It is not known if he bothered to divorce before marrying again.

    Ephraim was in the Civil War, joining 21 October 1862 and was discharged with a disability 26 January 1863. It is unclear why a man of 63 years of age would join the army and volunteer for the Civil War. He was injured when a man sitting on the bunk above him fell as the bunk broke and landed on Ephraim's leg, breaking it in two places. He always walked with a crutch after this accident. In his Civil War pension records he is described as having blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion and being 5' 7 1/2" inches tall. He and Ginny separated sometime between 1865 and 1870 after almost 50 years of marriage. They were not living together in the 1870 census. After Ginny died Ephraim went to Des Moines, Iowa. He was about 78 years of age when he married Eva A. Marquisse, a dance hall girl. She was only 26 years of age at the time of their marriage. In the1880 census of Fayette County, Iowa, Ephraim's occupation was listed as a retired soldier. Ephraim and Ginny moved to New York from Vermont before December 1832. In the 1830 census of Rutland County, Vermont, James and Hannah Smith were living in Ephraim's household. In 1835 Ephraim is listed as one of the first land owners in Wayne County, Michigan; Town 4 South, Range 9 East, Huron Township section 5, 80 acres, 10 August 1835 date of patent. Ephraim received $8. per month for his disability from the Civil War. In 1881 his pension was raised to $12. per month. Ephraim's father, James Smith of Rutland County, Vermont turned over his homestead in Middletown, Vermont to Ephraim with the understanding that he would take care of his mother, Hannah and James for the rest of their natural lives. It is not known if he followed through as I can not find any death notices or cemetery records for them. Ephraim was in Michigan by 1835 after a stop in Gainsville, New York for a short time. Ginny's parents lived in Gainsville and that is probably where they stayed and where Charity and Elisha Bailey Smith were born. Ephraim and Ginny went to Iowa in 1854 as stated in the 1856 Iowa state census, where they both died.

    Ginny was married to Timothy Truesdale before she married Ephraim Smith. She was 15 years of age and he was 20. Timothy died at the age of 22 years, falling from a raft on the Ohio River and drowning. He left her a widow at the age of 17. I don't think there were any children from this marriage. She then married Ephraim Smith. In the 1870 census of Clayton County, Iowa, Strawberry Point, Ginny Smith is living in the home of Charles Berin born in New York and his wife, Eliza born in Michigan. Hannah Garretson age 60 is living there also. She is probably the mother of Elizabeth Garretson who married Ephraim Leonard Smith, Ginny's son. Ginny's parents were Holland Dutch and were of the Hudson River Valley, Claverack Columbia County, New York. For more information on Ginny's ancestry, see The Freer/Frayer Family.

Children of Ephraim Doane Smith 6 and Jane (Ginny Frayer) Smith

1. Miles Fayette Smith 7 (Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 29 April 1825 probably in Middletown, Rutland County, Vermont or Washington County, New York. He married 15 October 1854 in Wayne County, Michigan, Susan Young. This is the last record that I have found for Miles. I don't know where he went or if he died in the Civil War. I am still doing research on him. The information I have was taken from family records of John Smith, nephew of Miles Fayette Smith.

2. Rufus Perkins Smith 7 (Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 20 May 1827 in Middletown, Rutland County, Vermont; died 20 June 1889 in Delaware Township, Delaware County, Iowa; buried in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. He married 25 January 1864 in Fayette County, Iowa, (Mrs.) Mary Jane Hancock.

3. Merritt C. Smith 7 (Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 7 August 1830 in Middletown Rutland County, Vermont; died 24 December 1891 in Denver, Adams County, Colorado; buried in Riverside Cemetery, Adams County, Colorado. He married 11 June 1854 in Belleville, Wayne County, Michigan, Francis Curtis born 14 November 1837 in Huron County, Ohio; died 30 March 1915 in Shawnee County, Kansas. In 1860 Merritt and Francis Smith were living in Fayette County, Iowa, Township of Fairfield and in later years they lived in Washington County, Kansas and Shawnee County, Kansas. Children : (1) Charles L. born October 1854 in Michigan, married 1880, Emma R. Stevens (2) Elisha born 1857 in Iowa (3) Merritt J. born 22 June 1861 in Fayette County, Iowa; died 28 May 1915 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio; married 25 March 1891 in Portage County, Ohio, Lucy E. Lepper (4) Luella Blanch born June 1866 in Ohio, married 1885, William H. Smith (5) George E. born 9 August 1870 in Huron County, Ohio, married in 1898, Selma T. Larson (6) Eugene Lester born 1 September 1873 in Huron County, Ohio; died 5 December 1930 in Washington County, Kansas, married 1. in 1887 Lena J., last name unknown 2. 12 May 1906, Mrs. Emily Erickson (7) William C. born 1879 in Kansas.

4. Charity Smith 7 (Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 11 December 1832 in New York; died 13 September 1900 in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas; buried in Battle Creek Township, Lincoln County, Prairie Grove Cemetery. She married 28 September 1853 in Nankin Twp., Wayne County, Michigan, John Fitzgerald, Jr., born 1816 in New York; died 15 July 1890 in Lincoln County; buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery. He was the son of John Fitzgerald and Elizabeth, last name unknown. Ephraim and Ginny Smith, Charity and John Fitzgerald and Charity's son, Eugene Fernando Faulk traveled together from Wayne County, Michigan to Fayette County, Iowa, arriving in 1854. Children: (1)  Eugene Fernando Faulk (Charity's son) born 14 June 1851 in Wayne County, Michigan; died 3 August 1927 in Stockton, California; married Ellen Augusta Chapman (2) Elizabeth Fitzgerald (John's daughter) born 1849 in New York (3) James E. born 1855 in Fairfield, Fayette County, Iowa (4) Nancy born 1857 in Fairfield, Fayette County, Iowa (5) Maria Charity born 1860 in Fairfield, Fayette County, Iowa (6) Hiram Ephraim born 15 May 1863 in Fairfield, Fayette County, Iowa; died May 1903-1906. He married 6 May 1886 Minnie Bell Ross (7) Ernest Leonard born 30 December 1866 in Fairfield, Fayette County, Iowa; died 1 January 1954 in Santa Clara, California; married Myrtle Bunch (8) Lorenzo J. born 23 April 1872 in Arlington, Fayette County, Iowa; died 6 December 1932 in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas; buried 7 December 1932 in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas, Sunny Side Cemetery; married Ethel Jessie Culver.

5. Elisha Bailey Smith 7 (Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 22 August 1834 in Genesee County, New York; died 11 July 1905 in Shalersville, Portage County, Ohio. He is buried in Hillside Cemetery in that city. He married 15 April 1858 in Portage County, Ohio (1) Maria E. Bull born 1837 in Ohio; died 1867 in Portage County, Ohio; buried in Hillside Cemetery beside Elisha and Ellen Smith. He married (2) 21 November 1867 in Portage County, Ellen G. Barnes born 1849 in Portage County; daughter of Lucius Barnes; died 1918 in Portage County, Ohio; buried beside her husband in Hillside Cemetery in Shalersville. Children by Maria: (1) Jenny C. born September 1859 in Portage County, Ohio; died 3 December 1882 during childbirth in Portage County; married 2 December 1880 in Portage County, Russell E. Cadwell (2) Anna E. born 1862 in Portage County, Ohio; died 28 January 1936 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio; married 19 August 1880 in Portage County, Ohio, Fred W. Lowrie. Children by Ellen: (1) Erwin A. born July 1870  in Ohio; married 5 May 1897 in Portage County, Ohio, Clarabelle Wolford (2) Alice P. born 11 April 1872 in Ohio; died 13 January 1934 in Portage County, Ohio; married 25 December 1899 in Portage County, Marvin Rinehart (3) Merritt Emmit born 12 January 1875 in Ohio; died 29 April 1947 in Portage County; married 1. Desdemona McKenzie 2. 18 July 1944  in Portage County, Nan Bell (4) Harmon S. born 5 July 1876 in Portage County, Ohio; died 5 July 1959 in Portage County; married 20 June 1901 in Portage County, Edith M. Harmon.

6. Ephraim Leonard Smith 7 (Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 22 March 1837 in Huron township, Wayne County, Michigan; died 3 December 1897; married 28 April 1859 in Fayette County, Iowa, Elizabeth Garretson born 1835 in Pennsylvania.

7. George Artemis Smith 7 (Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 18 March 1839 in Huron Township, Wayne County, Michigan; died 3 January 1903 in Oscar, Texas County, Missouri; buried in Boone Creek Cemetery in Licking, Texas County Missouri. He married on 25 December 1862 in Taylorsville, Fayette County, Iowa, Mary Campbell Dempster born 30 January 1844 in Huron Township, Wayne County, Michigan; died 5 March 1927 in Oscar, Texas County, Missouri; buried in Boone Creek Cemetery in Licking, Texas County, Missouri. She was the daughter of John Dempster and Margaret (Templeton) Dempster from Ayrshire, Scotland, to America in 1841.

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GENERATION 7

 

GEORGE ARTEMIS SMITH 7

 MARY CAMPBELL (DEMPSTER) SMITH

 

 

 

 

         George Artemis Smith 7 (Ephraim Doan Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 18 March 1839 in Huron Township, Wayne County, Michigan; died 3 January 1903 in Oscar, Missouri; buried in Boone Creek Cemetery, Licking, Texas County, Missouri. George was a Wagoner in the Civil War and was discharged with a disability. He suffered sunstroke while marching in the hot sun and developed Epilepsy. He was in Company B, 21st Iowa Infantry. George Smith and Mary Dempster moved from Wayne County, Michigan to Fayette County, Iowa in 1852-1854 with their parents, Township of Taylorsville. George and Mary Smith had moved on to Kansas by the late 1870's and then traveling by wagon, they arrived in Texas County, Missouri in 1889 where they homesteaded, establishing their home in the Oscar community in Jackson Township. After George's death, Mary lived with her son, Harry Monroe Smith until her death. George enlisted in the Army 9 August 1862. He was honorably discharged at Post Salem, Missouri on the 22 October 1862 and received a disability pension as he suffered from chronic diarrhea contracted in the US service. He states that he is partially disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor. After his death, Mary received a widow's pension of $12. per month. On 14 October 1872, George A. Smith and wife Mary C. Smith sold their land to Samuel A. Martin of Fayette County, Iowa for $1,100 (book 39, p. 128, 146, Fayette County, Iowa deeds). This is probably the date that they left Fayette County. For more information on Mary Campbell (Dempster) Smith see THE DEMPSTER FAMILY.

Georgiana R. Smith

L-R: S. Otto, H. Monroe, G. Edward Smith

John William Smith

Ole Leonard Smith

L-R: Tessie, Mary Smith

L-R: H. Monroe, Otto Smith

Children of George Artemis Smith 7 and Mary Campbell (Dempster) Smith

1. George Edward Smith 8 (George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 7 April 1864 in Taylorsville, Fayette County, Iowa; died 29 June 1948 in Taylorsville, Fayette County, Iowa; buried in Taylorsville Cemetery near Arlington, Iowa. He married on 9 April 1886 in Fayette County, Iowa, Margaret Lovina Voshell born 20 March 1865 in Taylorsville; died 22 May 1950 in Taylorsville; buried in Taylorsville Cemetery, Fayette County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Jesse Barber Voshell and Annaple Muir (Dempster) Voshell. It was said that George Edward Smith did not like Missouri so he returned to his birth place in Iowa where he had a farm.

2. Mary Adella Smith 8 (George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 8 March 1867 in Taylorsville, Fayette County, Iowa; died 14 September 1949 in Hoodsport, Washington; buried in Shelton Memorial Park in Shelton, Washington. She married 18 May 1886 in Lincoln County, Kansas, Charles George Graham born 22 April 1862 in Belmont, Portage County, Wisconsin; died 10 December 1832 in Ratcliff, Logan County, Arkansas; buried in Caulksville Cemetery, Caulksville, Logan County, Arkansas. Charles was listed as a Traveling Salesman in the 1920 census of Geary County, Kansas. They lived in the Smoky Hill community in Geary County, Kansas near Junction City. Their children: (1) Minnie born April 1885 in Kansas (Minnie was a step-child of Mary Adella) (2) Mary Ann born 25 March 1888; died 16 September 1916 in Geary County, Kansas (3) George born 9 November 1889 in Arkansas, died 17 May 1959 (4) Flora born 21 September 1891 in Geary County, Kansas; died 24 November 1891 in Geary County, Kansas (5) Maud born 13 March 1895 in Washington, Washington County, Kansas; died 2 September 1959 in Hoodsport, Mason County, Washington (6) Samuel born 23 September 1899 in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas; died 15 October 1962 in Mason County, Washington.

3. Ole Leonard Smith 8 (George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 9 February 1871 in Taylorsville, Fayette County, Iowa; died 11 March 1901 in Oscar, Texas County, Missouri; buried in Boone Creek Cemetery in Licking, Texas County, Missouri. Ole died young and never married. Ole was out coon hunting and stayed out all night, got pneumonia and died.

4. Harry Monroe Smith 8 (George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 14 June 1873 in Iowa; died 11 October 1951 in Licking, Texas County Missouri; buried in Boone creek Cemetery in Licking. He married 3 September 1899 in Texas County, Missouri, Mary Ellen (Molly) Keeney born 1878 in Missouri; died 9 August 1964 in Texas County, Missouri; buried in Boone Creek Cemetery in Licking. She was the daughter of Bluford Keeney and Eliza Jane (Watson) Keeney. Harry took care of his mother, Mary Smith after George's death and took over the family homestead after Mary's death.

5. Sidney Otto Smith 8 (George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2 Ralph Smyth 1) born 22 February 1876 in Washington, Washington County, Iowa; died 16 August 1951 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, California; buried in Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California. He married 16 November 1898 in Houston, Texas County, Missouri, Laura Catherine Smith born 6 March 1881 in Houston, Texas county, Missouri; died 14 September  1971 in Los Angeles, California; buried in Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth. She was the daughter of William Arthur Smith and Mary Jane (Hilterbrand) Smith.

6. Georgiana Rebecca Smith 8 (George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 7 April 1879 in Lincoln County, Kansas; died 17 April 1973 in Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota; buried in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota beside her husband, Louis Clifton Waite born 4 September 1882 in Crawford County, Iowa; died 12 November 1937 in Marshall, Lyon County Minnesota. They were married 8 March 1905 in Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa. He was the son of Aaron Waite born November 1849 in Canada and Emily J. (Curtis) Waite born 22 August 1851 in Illinois; died 31 December 1916 in Buena Vista County, Iowa. They had 2 daughters, (1) Viola Anna born 7 June 1909 in Buena Vista County, Iowa; died 9 February 1976 in Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota (2) Helen Olive born 9 November 1912 in Buena Vista; died 25 February 1886 in Forest Lake Washington County, Minnesota.

7. John William Smith 8 (George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth1) born 26 June 1882 in Pottersville, Lincoln County, Kansas; died 2 February 1958 in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas; buried in Highland Cemetery in Junction City. He married 14 August 1907 in Junction City, Mary Florence Kerby born 5 April 1889 in Industry, Kansas; died 28 April 1980 in Horton, Brown County, Kansas, Horton Community Hospital; buried in Highland Cemetery in Junction City. She was the daughter of Samuel Depew Kerby and Rachel Elizabeth (Ray) Kerby. John was a school teacher early in life and later worked as a carpenter. In his W.W. I draft registration, 12 September 1918 he lived at Rt. 1, Milford, Geary County, Kansas, age 36 years. He was a farmer and self-employed. He was described as being of medium height, medium build, gray eyes and dark hair.

8. Tessie Jane Smith 8 (George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 24 November 1887 in Orange Township, Lincoln County, Kansas; died 15 September 1972 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri; buried in Licking, Texas County, Missouri in Boone Creek Church Cemetery. She married 10 July 1904 in Texas County Missouri, Jasper Howard Phillips born 15 January 1881 in Missouri; died 15 September 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri; buried in Boone Creek Cemetery in Licking. He was the son of Samuel Phillips. Tessie Jane Phillips was murdered at the age of 85 years by a man who robbed her and beat her at her home in St. Louis, Missouri. She was nearly deaf and had failing eyesight.

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GENERATION 8

 

SIDNEY OTTO SMITH 8

LAURA CATHERINE (SMITH) SMITH

 

 

 

 

    Sidney Otto Smith 8 (George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 22 February 1876 in Washington, Washington County, Iowa; died 16 August 1951 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, California; buried in Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California. He married 16 November 1898 in Houston, Texas County, Missouri, Laura Catherine Smith born 6 March 1881 in Houston, Missouri; died 14 September 1971 in Los Angeles at the age of 90 years; buried in Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth. She was the daughter of William Arthur Smith and Mary Jane (Hilterbrand) Smith of Houston, Missouri, Otto and Laura were unrelated Smith's.

    Sidney Otto Smith was a Carpenter all of his life and in later years he worked as a Contractor, Otto (the name he went by) and Laura Smith were married in Houston, Missouri and all their children were born in the Oscar Community in Texas County, Missouri. In about 1910 or a little before, they moved to Junction City, Geary County, Kansas. They left Missouri by wagon and when their wagon broke down, they continued their journey by train. Otto had been to Junction City to find work and then he returned to Oscar, Missouri to bring Laura and the children back with him. When their son, Orange Otto Smith went to California about 1923, Otto and Laura decided to move there too. After Orange was established and had a job (about 1924/1925), he went back to Junction City and drove Otto and Laura out to California in his touring car. All the children except Mabel and Glynn had left home by then. Mabel had already graduated from Junction City High School and Glynn had about 2 years left. He enrolled in Fremont High School in Los Angeles for his last 2 years. Mabel obtained employment with Fireman's Fund Insurance Company in Los Angeles.

    After the stock market crash in 1929, Otto and Laura lost everything that they had in the bank. He had purchased a lot in Van Nuys, California and had paid cash for it and that is all they had left. In 1932 he borrowed money from the bank to build a house on this property. After the house was finished, he tried to return to work in his Carpenter's trade but there were no jobs and the country was in a deep depression. He could not find work and could not make the payments on his home so the bank foreclosed. They lived with their daughter, Gladys and her husband until they could save enough money to buy another home. In about 1935 they purchased a piece of land with a house on it in Canoga Park, California. It contained one acre and a house that needed a lot of work but with a little remodeling, the house became a cute little cottage with shutters on the windows and red window boxes. This is the house that they retired in and where Otto died. Otto made this property into a chicken and egg ranch and at one time he had 2,500 chickens. There would be many family dinners and get-together's at this home. Everyone in the family looked forward to going out to the "valley" to visit "Mom and Pop".  There would also be lots of all night card games. At this time (1935-1950) in the San Fernando Valley, it was mostly country and dirt roads where they lived and the cousins would walk down the dirt roads in the evenings to watch the trains go by. There were a few orange groves on the way and sometimes we would stop and pick an orange or two to eat. They always had a large vegetable garden and many flowers. My favorite flowers were the hollyhocks. There were about twenty large English Walnut trees on their property. They would use the profits from the sale of the walnuts to pay their taxes on the property each year.  The family would get together and all go out to their ranch and shake the walnuts from the trees and we would all pick them up from the ground and Otto would stretch a large piece of chicken or rabbit wire out for drying the walnuts in the sun. After they had dried, we would all make another trip out to the ranch to hull them. Some were sold with shells and some were cracked to bring more money. Their son, Orange worked in a bakery and his boss would buy all the cracked walnuts and use them in the cookies, cakes and other various pastries. They had lots of Concord grape vines on a verandah around the porch of their home. We all would have enough grapes to make lots of jelly. Otto became ill about 1950 and died at the age of 75 years. Laura stayed at the house in Canoga Park for a while but later sold it and purchased a house in Southwest Los Angeles near he daughters, Gladys and Mabel. Laura died while living at this home. She had fallen and broke her hip and was not able to return home so she died in a nursing home at the age of 90 years. Otto and Laura are buried side by side at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, California.

As remembered by their granddaughter, Marjorie Smith Copyright 2009

William G. Smith

Gladys M. Smith

Orange O. Smith

Mabel S. Smith

Glynn E. Smith

Children of Sidney Otto Smith 8 and Laura Catherine (Smith) Smith

1. William George Smith 9 (Sidney Otto Smith 8, George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 20 March 1900 in Oscar, Texas County, Missouri; died 20 April 1973 in Salina, Saline County, Kansas; buried in Salina at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. He married 24 December 1921 in McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas, Opal Marie Rue born 15 June 1902 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas; died 19 May 1996 in Salina, Kansas at the age of 94 years. She was the daughter of James William Rue and Sarah Florence (Duley) Rue. Opal was a very lovely and pleasant person. William George Smith is the only child of Otto and Laura Smith that stayed in Kansas. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for many years, retiring from there 31 March 1965 after almost 45 years of continuous service. They had two children, William George and James. William George died young.

2. Gladys Mary Smith 9 (Sidney Otto Smith 8, George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 4 January 1902 in Oscar, Missouri; died 17 October 1973 in Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, California; buried in Loma Linda at Montecito Memorial Park Cemetery. She married 22 May 1918 in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, Otis Austin Smith born 12 July 1901 in Lanet, Chambers County, Alabama; died 4 December 1974 in California; buried in Loma Linda, Montecito Memorial Park cemetery. He was the son of Otis Arnold Smith and Lulu Belle (Foster) Smith. Gladys and her husband, Austin owned the Fawnview Cabins at Fawnskin, California, Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino mountains of California for many years. Gladys died of Lung Cancer. Gladys was said to have been the prettiest girl in town. (Junction City, Kansas). Gladys and Austin married quite young and soon had a family, living with her parents in Junction City until the could make it on their own. They were sweethearts from their Sunday school days and they as a couple, were well liked by everyone and fun to be with. They had 2 children,  (1) Robert Theodore born 25 November 1918 in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas; died 14 October 2005 in Newbury Park, Ventura County, California (cremated) (2) Margaret Gladys born 2 October 1920 in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas; died 23 January 1996 in Riverside, Riverside County, California.

Robert Theodore Smith

Otis Austin and Gladys Mary Smith, 50th Anniversary

Robert and Margaret Smith

3. Orange Otto Smith 9 (Sidney Otto Smith, George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 24 November 1903 in Oscar, Texas County, Missouri; died 12 March 1986 in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon; buried in Springfield Memorial Gardens, Lane County, Oregon. He married 10 April 1926 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, Leota Margaret Martha Collins born 24 September 1906 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas; died 13 February 1975 in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon; buried in Springfield Memorial Gardens. Leota was the daughter of Bryce Monroe Collins and Della Elnora (Carson) Collins.

4. Mabel Sylvia Smith 9 (Sidney Otto Smith, George A Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1)  born 4 February 1906 in Oscar, Texas County, Missouri; died 19 October 1988 in Yucaipa, San Bernardino County, California. Mabel was cremated and her ashes were scattered at Point Loma, California. She married 6 April 1926 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, Harold Arthur Cline born 10 February 1906 in Los Angeles, California; died 21 April 1992 in San Bernardino, California at St. Bernardine Hospital. Harold was also cremated and his ashes were scattered at Point Loma. Harold was the son of James W. Cline and Siddie (Lewis) Cline. James W. Cline was a Detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Mabel met Harold Cline in 1925. He lived in the same neighborhood as she did on 52nd Street in Los Angeles, California. Harold worked for the Automobile Club in Southern California for many years as a Cartographer. After Harold's retirement in 1971, they moved to a mobile home park in Yucaipa, California. They had one child, James.

5. Glynn Edward Smith 9 (Sidney Otto Smith 8, George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 4 December 1908 in Oscar, Texas County, Missouri; died 3 December 1955 in Los Angeles, California. He married 17 January 1931 in Yuma, Arizona, Alice Marie Sprague born 29 May 1905 in Seattle, King County, Washington; died 3 September 1986 in San Luis Obispo, California. She was the daughter of Roy Lambert Sprague and Ada Lemira (Carpenter) Sprague. Glynn was killed while crossing the Los Angeles freeway on foot, the eve of his birthday in 1955. He graduated from John C. Fremont High School in Los Angeles, California in 1926/1927 as a straight "A" student. In 1930 he was a clerk at Behrendt-Levy Insurance Agency and lived in North Hollywood, California. He later worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad as an Electrician. Alice was a registered Nurse and worked in hospitals around the Los Angeles area including the Garfield Hospital in Monterey Park, California where she worked for 38 years. They had 3 daughters, Barbara Ann, Darlene Glynne and Carol Ann. Barbara and Darlene are deceased.

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GENERATION 9

 

ORANGE OTTO SMITH 9

LEOTA M. (COLLINS) SMITH

 

 

 

    Orange Otto Smith 9 (Sidney Otto Smith, George A. Smith 7, Ephraim Doane Smith 6, James Smith 5, Phineas Smith 4, James Smith 3, Daniel Smith 2, Ralph Smyth 1) born 24 November 1903 in Oscar, Texas County, Missouri; died 12 March 1986 in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon; buried in Springfield Memorial Gardens, Springfield. He married 10 April 1926 in Los Angeles, California, Leota M. Collins born 24 September 1906 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas; died 13 February 1975  in Springfield, Oregon. She was the daughter of Bryce Monroe Collins and Della Elnora (Carson) Collins. For more information on Leota, See THE COLLINS FAMILY.

    Orange moved to Junction City, Kansas with his parents and siblings when he was just six years old. He attended school in Junction City until he was 14 years of age. At this time he quit school and started to work in a bakery. This job led to his life-long occupation as a Baker. Orange went to Los Angeles, California about 1923 to look for work and make a better life for himself. Orange, his brother-in-law, Otis Austin Smith and a friend by the name of Lawrence Tilford hoped a ride on the Union Pacific freight train in a box car that was headed for Los Angeles, California. During this ride they were almost caught by railroad detectives and were separated, loosing their luggage and coats, except for on coat between Orange and Otis Austin. The arrived in Los Angeles together but had no idea what had happened to their friend, Lawrence until later when they were able to receive mail from home. Orange states that they ran out of money in Green River, Wyoming and had to work to earn money to continue their trip to Los Angeles. Orange had met a girl in Junction City, Kansas that was a friend of his sister, Mabel. They decided to marry so he sent for her and she rode the train to Los Angeles. She graduated in May 1925 from Junction City, High School. They were married 10 April 1926 in Los Angeles, California and spent their honeymoon at Hermosa Beach, California. They spent their first wedding anniversary on the steamer, Avalon going to Catalina Island.  During World War II Orange left the bakery and took a defense job at Douglas Aircraft Company as an Inspector. After the war was over, he returned to the bakery again. They lived in Southwest Los Angeles for 36 years before moving to Springfield, Oregon. Orange liked fishing and working in his vegetable garden at his home in Springfield. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Baker's and Confectioner's Union to which he had belonged for thirty-five years. He was a member of the Springfield First Christian Church.

 

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