Smith Family Genealogy
Smith Family Genealogy

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1. Charles C Smith - was born May 1862 in Ohio.
Charles married Abigail Nelson. Abigail was born in 1863 in Indiana. She is the daughter of Stephan Nelson.

Charles - In Monroe Twp, Grant Co., Indiana for 1890, 1910 and 1920 census.
 
CHARLES WAS LIVING IN MONROE TOWNSHIP, GRANT COUNTY, INDIANA AT THE TIME OF HIS MARRIAGE. ABIGAIL'S MOTHER, STACY, WAS LIVING WITH THEM IN 1914. THEY WERE THE PARENTS OF EIGHT CHILDREN.

Census: 1900 Monroe Twp, Grant Co., Indiana
Charlez Smith head May 1863 37 m-16 Ohio Ohio'Ohio Farmer  
Abbee Smith wife Mar 1863 37 m-16 Indiana Ohio Indiana  
George Smith son June 1885 14 S Indiana Ohio Indiana Farm labor
Steven Smith son Mar 1887 13 S Indiana Ohio Indiana Farm labor
Slyvester Smith son Aug 1887 10 S Indiana Ohio Indiana  
Clarence Smith son April 1893 10 S Indiana Ohio Indiana  
Grace Smith daughter Setp 1895 4 S Indiana Ohio Indiana  
Hessful Smith son Mar 1898 2 S Indiana Ohio Indiana  


Census: 1910 Monroe Twp, Grant Co., Indiana
Charles C Smith head 47 Ohio OhioOhio Farmer  
Abbie Smith wife 46 Indiana Ohio Indiana none
Sletekiss M Smith son 23 Indiana Ohio Indiana Farm Laborer
Clarence R. Smith son 17 Indiana Ohio Indiana Farm Laborer
Hershel L Smith son 12 Indiana Ohio Indiana none
Merritt C Smith son 9 Indiana Ohio Indiana none
Olive F Smith daughter 2 Indiana Ohio Indiana none

 
In the 1920 Census, Charles lived on the farm adjoining his son Clarence R. Smith. (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  George Smith was born Jun 1883.
ii.  Stevens M Smith was born Mar 1887 in Indiana.
iii.  Sylvester G Smith was born Aug 1889 in Indiana.
iv.  Clarence Raymond Smith was born Apr 1893 in Ohio and died in 1962 in Hartford City, Indiana and was buried in Union Cemetery, Eaton, Indiana . See #2. below.
v.  Grace M Smith was born Sep 1895 in Indiana.
vi.  Hershell L Smith was born Mar 1898.
vii.  Merritt C Smith was born on 13 Oct 1900 in Grant Co., Ind.
Merritt married Ethel Lorraine Glancy on 2 Jul 1919 in Hartford City, Indiana. Ethel was born in 1902/1903 in Indiana.

Merritt -

Children
1. DOLORES SMITH b: 01 NOV 1920
2. DILVER M. SMITH b: 24 NOV 1921
3. GENE MICHAEL SMITH b: 10 AUG 1923

 


 Merrit C. and Ethel Glancy Smith

Merrit C. and Ethel Glancy Smith (Sources: - 1)
viii.  Olive F Smith was born in 1907/1908 in Indiana.
Image of Merrit and ethel Smith - Dliver, Dolores and Gene

Merrit and ethel Smith - Dliver, Dolores and Gene


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----- Second Generation -----
2. Clarence Raymond Smith - was born Apr 1893 in Ohio and died in 1962 in Hartford City, Indiana and was buried in Union Cemetery, Eaton, Indiana . He was the son of Charles C Smith and Abigail Nelson.
Clarence married Chloe Olivia West on 19 Feb 1913 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., Indiana. Chloe was born on 31 Mar 1891 in Madison Twp., Tipton Co., Indiana. She was the daughter of Shelton Alexander West and Laura Mae Colclazier. She died in 1979 in Hartford City, Indiana and was buried in Union Cemetery, Eaton, Indiana . (Sources: - 2)

Clarence - We hardly ever heard anyone calling Grandpa by his christian name. They always called him "CR." This was his name thoughout the community as well as in the purebred Duroc hog business or fraternity as some referred to it. Seemed to sound a bit more professional tha hog farmer when you were dealing in purebreds which were commanding a higher price as breeding stock rather than ham and bacon. You had to know where those genes were coming from and what you wanted to match them up with to get the right finished product and "CR" was good at doing just that. Some families would sit around and play cards or games while my Father and Grandfather would try to be "matchmaker" between pigs. (James Melvin Smith - 2002)

Photo note:

 
This photo is the only known group picture of the Clarence R. Smith Family. The date is unknown but was used in a trade magazine, "The Duroc News", Who's Who Edition which was published annually and featured a prominent family involved in the raising of purebred Duroc hogs. It is thought the publication would have been done in the early 1950's.
 
Left to right; Clarence R. "C.R." Smith, Alta (Smith) Smith, Lowell Smith, Chloe (West) Smith, Loren Smith, and Hildred (Smith) Delporte.


Census: 1920 Monroe Twp, Grant Co., Ind
Clarence R Smith head 26 Indiana Ohio Indiana Farmer
Chloe O Smith wife 28 Indiana Indiana Indiana  
Lowel R Smith son 5 Indiana Indiana Indiana  
Loren H Smith son 2 5/12 Indiana Indiana Indiana  
Hildred F Smith daughter 1 11/12 Indiana Indiana Indiana  

 
His father, Charley C. Smith, and his wife Abbie lived on an adjoining farm in 1920 with Merritt C. Smith, his wife Ethel Smith and daughter Dolores Smith. (Sources: - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Lowell Smith was born on 17 Feb 1914 in Indiana and died on 31 Jan 1953 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., Indiana and was buried in Ioof Cemetary, Hartford City, Indiana .
Lowell married Violette COnfer on 1 Aug 1937 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., Indiana. (Sources: - 3)
ii.  Loren Hubert Smith was born on 31 Jul 1916 in Grant Co., in and died on 17 Feb 1989 in Bonita Springs, Fl and was buried in Union Cemetery, Eaton, Indiana . See #3. below.
iii.  Hildred Freda Smith was born on 20 Jan 1918 in Grant Co., Indiana and died on 19 Apr 2003 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in IOOF Cemeta - Hartford Ind . See #4. below.
iv.  Alta Lorene Smith was born on 20 Aug 1920 in Grant Co., Indiana. See #5. below.
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Clarence R. Smith Family


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3. Loren Hubert Smith - was born on 31 Jul 1916 in Grant Co., in and died on 17 Feb 1989 in Bonita Springs, Fl and was buried in Union Cemetery, Eaton, Indiana . He was the son of Clarence Raymond Smith and Chloe Olivia West.
Loren married Rosemary Hope Clamme on 24 Aug 1941 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., Indiana. Rosemary was born on 14 Apr 1917 in Blackford Co., in. She is the daughter of John Henry Clamme and Bessie E. Groves.

Rosemary - was living in Hartford, City, Indiana in 2006.

Loren - was also an accomplished livestock judge. Mostly of purebred swine.
 


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Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  James Melvin Smith was born on 11 May 1942 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., in. See #6. below.
ii.  Joseph Russell Smith was born on 12 Aug 1944 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., in and died in Hartford City, Indiana and was buried in Ioof Cemetary, Hartford City, Indiana . See #7. below.
iii.  Jack Lee Smith was born on 19 Sep 1947 in Blackford Co., Ind. See #8. below.
iv.  Jalene Smith was born in Hartford City, Indiana.
Image of Loren and Rosemary Smith, Jalene, Jack, Joseph and James.

Loren and Rosemary Smith, Jalene, Jack, Joseph and James.


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4. Hildred Freda Smith - was born on 20 Jan 1918 in Grant Co., Indiana and died on 19 Apr 2003 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in IOOF Cemeta - Hartford Ind . She was the daughter of Clarence Raymond Smith and Chloe Olivia West.
Hildred married Arnold Delporte. Arnold was born Jun 1916 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., Indiana. He died on 7 Oct 1957 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., Indiana and was buried in Odd Fellows Cmty .

Hildred - was an accomplished livestock judge for beef and swine and won several awards. (Sources: - 3)
Children:
i.  Edward Clarence Delporte died Jun 2002 .
ii.  Michael Edmond Delporte
5. Alta Lorene Smith - was born on 20 Aug 1920 in Grant Co., Indiana. She is the daughter of Clarence Raymond Smith and Chloe Olivia West.
Alta married Chauncey Earl Smith on 2 Nov 1950 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., Indiana. Chauncey was born on 22 Sep 1919 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., Indiana.

Alta - was living Hartford City, Indiana in 2002. (Sources: - 3)
Children:
i.  William Smith
ii.  Paul Smith
----- Fourth Generation -----
6. James Melvin Smith - also known as: "Smittie" - was born on 11 May 1942 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., in. He is the son of Loren Hubert Smith and Rosemary Hope Clamme.
James married Barbara Jean Hart on 17 Jun 1967 in Crawfordsville, Ind.. Barbara was born on 31 Jan 1943 in Chicago, Ill. She is the daughter of Albert Douglass Hart Sr and Ruth Amelia Bibbins.

Barbara - occupation: Gift Store - graduated from Morgan Park High School, Chicago, IL and Purdue University in Interior Design and Commercial Art in 1966.
 
Worked as an interior designer in Omaha, NE before moving to Holland Mich.
 
Occupation: Owner and operater of the "Tin Ceiling," a Scandinavian gift shop, in Holland, MI.

James - occupation: Salesman - Meat Equipment - graduated from Purdue University in 1967 in Agricultural Business Management. Occupation: Sales, Meat Industry.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Andrew James Smith was born on 10 Apr 1970 in Holland, Michigan and died on 10 Jul 1988 in Holland, Mi and was buried on 13 Jul 1988 in Pilgrim Home Cemetary, Holland, Michigan.

Andrew - Andy had just graduated from West Ottawa High School and was planning to attend Grand Rapids Community College. He and Tim Dewitt a fellow classmate and football buddy spent the night at Bay Haven Marina on the family sailboat Dutch Chocolate. He was electrocuted while swimming in the water near the boat.
 
A power boat in the adjacent slip was connected to the 110 volt shore power and had developed a short in an 110 volt electrical light fixture. The current was emitting out into the surrounding water and grounding out to a steel pipe at the end of the dock. Andy was seen swimming to this post and when he grabbed onto it he sank below the surface. Another boater saw him go down and dove into the water to try and help him but when he was in the water he could feel the current and was paralyzed as well and had to be pulled out by yet another boater.
 
At the time it was not known where the source of the electrical current was coming from and rescue workers would not go into the water until the main power source was disconnected. This took far too much time and five hours later Andy's body was recovered.
 
In his memory a scholarship fund was established in 1989 through the First United Methodist Church of Holland, Michigan to award annually three scholarships to a graduating student from West Ottawa High School, Holland, High School, and a graduate member of First United Methodist Church. Administering this scholarship is the senior pastor, educational director, chairman of finance committee, church member involved in education, and a Smith Family representative. The committee is to accept or reject the proposed candidates from the respective schools, increase or decrease the amount of the award as may be required, and if at such time the fund should be dissolved determine where should be dispersed.

ANDREW JAMES SMITH MEMORIAL

 
$500 awarded to a senior with at least a 2.5, interested in higher education and who exemplifies the qualities of dependability, modesty, genuine concern for others, hard work, ability to lead and to follow, and demonstrates Christian ideals in daily living. Financial need a factor but not a requirement. (List of Known Scholarships - Holland High School - Counseling Department)
ii.  Douglass Alan Smith was born on 18 May 1972 in Holland, Michigan. See #9. below.
iii.  Erik Jonathan Smith was born on 1 Mar 1974 in Holland, Michigan.
iv.  Heather Michelle Smith was born on 23 Oct 1976 in Holland, Michigan.
Heather married Benjamin S. Mack on 9 Nov 2005 in Silverthorne, Colorado. Benjamin was born on 18 Aug 1973.
See Mack family for children.
v.  Melinda Ann Smith was born on 10 Jul 1978 in Holland, Mi.
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James Melvin Smith
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Image of Jim Smith on Farm - ca. 1946

Jim Smith on Farm - ca. 1946



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Image of Barbara Jean Hart

Barbara Jean Hart
1943-



7. Joseph Russell Smith - was born on 12 Aug 1944 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., in and died in Hartford City, Indiana and was buried in Ioof Cemetary, Hartford City, Indiana . He was the son of Loren Hubert Smith and Rosemary Hope Clamme.
Joseph married Paula Kay Adkins on 20 Dec 1964. Paula was born on 18 Sep 1945.

Paula - was living in Hartford, City, Indiana in 2006.

Joseph - Did farming in Blackford County, Indiana and founded Smith & Assoicates a consulting firm for working with meat and food processing facilities. Later expanded the business to include his brother Jim who worked in Michigan.

Smith & Associates

 
Smith & Associates is a consulting company founded in 1976 by Joseph R. "Joe" Smith in Hartford City, Indiana. Mr. Smith was a registered professional sanitarian and former facilities coordinator between the United States Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA/FSIS) and the Indiana State Board of Health. With this background he was able to bring a level of practicality in the interpretation of the USDA/FSIS Regulations for Meat and Poultry Inspection and work with our various clients to "smooth over the rough spots of dealing and negotiating with various local inspectors at the federal as well as state and local level.
 
In 1990 James M. "Jim" Smith, Joe's brother, came on board with Smith & Associates. Having worked within the meat industry as an industrial engineer and subsequently as a sales engineer with the equipment industry for the design and implementation of slaughtering, cutting, and further processing systems this brought to Smith & Associates the added expertise of familiarity with actual in-plant production operations for the red meat, poultry, fish, and food industry. Smith & Associates combines professional individuals with expertise in a variety of food, processing disciplines including:
 
Slaughtering - Red Meat and Poultry
 
Processing - Raw and Heat Processed Products
 
Allied Areas - Docks, Storage, Employee & USDA Areas
 
Regulatory Interpretations
 
Smith & Associates reservoir of associates consists of industry specialists with degrees from well established universities including Purdue, Michigan State, Indiana State, Indiana and Ball State. This strong educational background provides our clients with a variety of industry experience and knowledge in a multitude of areas.

 
Died of colon cancer.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Lori Kay Smith was born on 5 Dec 1966.
Lori married Mike Musser on 23 May 1987.
ii.  Amy Michelle Smith was born on 5 Sep 1969.

Amy - was living in North Topsail, NC in 2006.
iii.  Joseph Jonathan Smith was born on 28 Mar 1977.

Joseph - - Jonathan and Dawn were living in Murfreesboro, TN in 2006.
8. Jack Lee Smith - was born on 19 Sep 1947 in Blackford Co., Ind. He is the son of Loren Hubert Smith and Rosemary Hope Clamme.
Jack married Sarah Ruth Weddington on 21 Apr 1979. Sarah was born on 3 Mar 1954. She is the daughter of Mr. Weddington.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Oren Tyrell Smith was born on 13 Oct 1981 in Delaware Co., in.
ii.  Hannah Meredith Smith was born on 21 Sep 1985 in Delaware Co., in.
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Jack Smith



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Sarah Weddington (Smith)



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----- Fifth Generation -----
9. Douglass Alan Smith - was born on 18 May 1972 in Holland, Michigan. He is the son of James Melvin Smith and Barbara Jean Hart.
Douglass married Julie /.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Living






Sources:
1 Booher-Sutton-Futrell-Current Families Steven from Indianapolis Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=booherfamily&id=I2621
2 Ancestral File - West / Smith Family Joel L. Edwards AF96-113389
3 Hugh West rev 5/25/02 - Ancestry.com Anne Wickham Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2107763&id=I98124785

Last change (on this page): Tuesday, February 09, 2010
The Our Folk Genealogy Pages were compiled by Albert Douglass Hart, Jr. based on the original "Our Folk" compiled by Albert Thomas Hart in 1972 with help from Albert Douglass Hart Sr, Cara Hart and lots of other family members.

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