Ida Clemintine Arnot1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
F, b. 26 December 1868, d. 18 November 1927
Marriage*Ida Clemintine Arnot married Joseph E Corrin.1
Note*Ida Clemintine Arnot wives & kids at More family information.2
Birth*26 December 1868She was born on 26 December 1868 at Delphi, Carroll, IN, USA; Find-a-Grave# 221 346 56.1
Death*18 November 1927She died on 18 November 1927 at Troy, Latah, ID, USA, at age 58; Find-a-Grave# 221 346 56. She was 58 years old.1
Burial*after 18 November 1927She was buried after 18 November 1927 at Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Latah, ID, USA; Find-a-Grave# 221 346 56. She was 58 years old.1

Family

Joseph E Corrin b. 30 Oct 1861, d. 5 Nov 1950
Child

Edna A Cole1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
F, b. 22 May 1891, d. 27 January 1987
FatherCharles Frank Cole1 b. 3 Nov 1853, d. 16 Jul 1920
MotherElizabeth Waite Merritt1 b. 5 Nov 1851, d. 13 Mar 1911
Birth*22 May 1891Edna A Cole was born on 22 May 1891 at Moscow, Latah, ID, USA; Find-a-Grave# 107 680 165.1
Marriage*13 April 1913She married Charles James Forsyth on 13 April 1913 at Spokane, Spokane, WA, USA; Find-a-Grave# 107 680 240. He was 71 years old.

Charles' parents are John Clayton Forsyth and Mary Amanda (Manda) Ross, from Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively. His known siblings are Ora Otho, Isa Roy, Katherine Sarah, Archie Earl, Fairy Fern and John Harold Forsyth.

He married Edna A Cole, April 13, 1913 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. Their known child is Loren Charles Forsyth.2
Death*27 January 1987Edna A Cole died on 27 January 1987 at Tacoma, Pierce, WA, USA, at age 95; Find-a-Grave# 107 680 165. She was 95 years old.1
Burial*after 27 January 1987She was buried after 27 January 1987 at Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce, WA, USA; Find-a-Grave# 107 680 165. She was 95 years old.1

Family

Charles James Forsyth b. 7 Dec 1887, d. 25 Mar 1959
Child

Charles James Forsyth1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 7 December 1887, d. 25 March 1959
Birth*7 December 1887Charles James Forsyth was born on 7 December 1887 at Teegarden, Marshall, IN, USA; Find-a-Grave# 107 680 240.1
Marriage*13 April 1913He married Edna A Cole, daughter of Charles Frank Cole and Elizabeth Waite Merritt, on 13 April 1913 at Spokane, Spokane, WA, USA; Find-a-Grave# 107 680 240. He was 71 years old.

Charles' parents are John Clayton Forsyth and Mary Amanda (Manda) Ross, from Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively. His known siblings are Ora Otho, Isa Roy, Katherine Sarah, Archie Earl, Fairy Fern and John Harold Forsyth.

He married Edna A Cole, April 13, 1913 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. Their known child is Loren Charles Forsyth.1
Death*25 March 1959Charles James Forsyth died on 25 March 1959 at Tacoma, Pierce, WA, USA, at age 71; Find-a-Grave# 107 680 240. He was 71 years old.

Charles' parents are John Clayton Forsyth and Mary Amanda (Manda) Ross, from Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively. His known siblings are Ora Otho, Isa Roy, Katherine Sarah, Archie Earl, Fairy Fern and John Harold Forsyth.

He married Edna A Cole, April 13, 1913 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. Their known child is Loren Charles Forsyth.1
Burial*after 25 March 1959He was buried after 25 March 1959 at Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce, WA, USA; Find-a-Grave# 107 680 240. He was 71 years old.1

Family

Edna A Cole b. 22 May 1891, d. 27 Jan 1987
Child

Loren Charles Forsyth1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 14 September 1920, d. 21 October 1976
FatherCharles James Forsyth1 b. 7 Dec 1887, d. 25 Mar 1959
MotherEdna A Cole1 b. 22 May 1891, d. 27 Jan 1987
Birth*14 September 1920Loren Charles Forsyth was born on 14 September 1920 at Tacoma, Pierce, WA, USA; Find-a-Grave# 107 636 243.1
Death*21 October 1976He died on 21 October 1976 at Tacoma, Pierce, WA, USA, at age 56; Find-a-Grave# 107 636 243. He was 56 years old.
Inscription:
FC 2 U S Navy
World War II

Loren's parents are Charles James Forsythe and Edna A Cole, from Indiana and Idaho, respectively. No known siblings.

No known marriage or issue.1
Burial*after 21 October 1976He was buried after 21 October 1976 at Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce, WA, USA; Find-a-Grave# 107 636 243. He was 56 years old.1

Wilbur Jacob Smith1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 21 May 1868, d. 8 December 1918
FatherJohn William Smith from Dearborn, IN.1 b. 1836, d. 1894
MotherMary Jane Ewbank1 b. 1836, d. 1911
Marriage*Wilbur Jacob Smith married Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer, daughter of Edward Perry Mowrer and Lydia Ann Mendenhall.1
Birth*21 May 1868Wilbur Jacob Smith was born on 21 May 1868 at Guilford, Dearborn, IN, USA; Find-a-Grave# 368 488 54.1
Census1895He appeared on the census of 1895 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 26, bornin IN.
Dora, age 23, born in IN but from IL.
Vern E., age 1 born in KS but from IL.2
Census*7 June 1900He appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#86, Sheet#4 B, Lost Springs, Marion, KS, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, born May-1868, age 32, in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 28, born Nov-1871 in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 6 born in Dec-1893 in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 3 born in Jun-1896 in KS/IN/IN.
Cecilie, dau, age 1 born in Jan 1899 in KS/IN/IN.3
Census19 April 1910He appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#66, Sheet#13 A, Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, age 41, born in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 38, born in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 16 born in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 13 born in KS/IN/IN.
Cecil, son, age 11 born in KS/IN/IN.
Zueletta, dau, age 7 born in KS/IN/IN.
Kirvin, son, age 3 born in KS/IN/IN.
Orville, son, age 1/12 born in Mar-1910, in KS/IN/IN.4
Census1915He appeared on the census of 1915 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 46
Dora, age 44
Vern E., age 20
Marie, age 17
Sisel, age 15
Eleta, age 13
Kirvin, age 8
Berl, age 5
Edman, age 2.5
Death*8 December 1918He died on 8 December 1918 at Lost Springs, Mariona, KS, USA, at age 50; Find-a-Grave# 368 488 54. he was 50 years old.

Wilbur had one leg and walked with crutches for the rest of his life after the accident. Wilbur had to have his leg amputated by, "Ol Doc Lumus," because of a gunshot wound while working, in Lost Springs, for the Rail Road. Wilbur and some men were hunting jack rabbits from a pump car, against RR rules, and the gun dislodged and shot him in the leg. They bandaged it up but when he finally went to the Doc it had gangreneded and had to be amputated. They say that when Doc took the bandage off there was still jeans material in the wound and the day it was amputated, you could hear him scream clear on the other side of town. Wilbur then went into the insurance business in Lost Springs.
Doc Lumus had his practice, hospital, in his home. The top floor was the hospital while the living quarters and office were on the first floor. The home is still there at the corner of Crane and Berry across from the SW corner of the school. It is the nicest and most well kept house in Lost Springs.
In 1992 one of Wilbur’s niece’s, Viola Appelgate, told me that when she was a little girl she asked her Uncle Wilbur where his leg was, and with a twinkle in his eye he said, "I keep it under the bed and if you ask me again I'll go get it and hit you with it."
The Smith home is on Berry Ave. Start at the center of town (or at Al's Café) go South on Berry till you get to the RR tracks and it's the first house on the left after you cross the tracks. The veranda has been removed and it's been remodeled several times. Dora raised piglets and bought it for $600 from Sears & Robuck. It came by rail in numbered pieces and assembled on the site. It had 5 outside doors & a summer & winter kitchen.
Wilbur’s daughter-in-law, Jessie said that she liked her inlaws and that Wilbur had a very laid back, easy, disposition, which seems to be the characteristic of most if not all of the Smith men.

PARENTS: both from Dearborn In.
John William Smith (1836-1894)
Mary Jane Ewbank (1836-1911)

SPOUSE:
Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer Smith (1871-1037)

CHILDREN:
Verne Eldridge (Moody) Smith (1893-1961)
Marie Hazel Smith Belton (1896-198)
Cecil Elmo (Zeke) Smith (1899-1993)
Zueletta Bernice Smith Bond (1902-1978)
Kirvin Rupert Smith (1906-1966)
Burwell Perry William (Bub) Smith (1910-1991)
Esmond Verele Smith (1912-1937.)1
Burial*after 8 December 1918He was buried after 8 December 1918 at Lost Springs Cemetery, Lost Springs, Mariona, KS, USA; Find-a-Grave# 368 488 54. he was 50 years old.1

Family

Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer b. 12 Sep 1871, d. 28 Sep 1937
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36848854/…
  2. [S21] State Census, unknown location, unknown record info, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:::
    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ksv115_89-0286/…
  3. [S13] 1900 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7602/4120153_00626/…
  4. [S14] 1910 US Federal Censu, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7884/…
  5. [S21] State Census, unknown location, unknown record info, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:::
    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1915_142-0033/…
  6. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65148717/dora-smith

John William Smith from Dearborn, IN.1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 1836, d. 1894
Burial*John William Smith from Dearborn, IN. was buried; x.1
Marriage*He married Mary Jane Ewbank.1
Birth*1836John William Smith from Dearborn, IN. was born in 1836.1
Death*1894He died in 1894.1

Family

Mary Jane Ewbank b. 1836, d. 1911
Child

Mary Jane Ewbank1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
F, b. 1836, d. 1911
Marriage*Mary Jane Ewbank married John William Smith from Dearborn, IN.1
Burial*Mary Jane Ewbank was buried; x.1
Birth*1836She was born in 1836.1
Death*1911She died in 1911.1

Family

John William Smith from Dearborn, IN. b. 1836, d. 1894
Child

Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
F, b. 12 September 1871, d. 28 September 1937
FatherEdward Perry Mowrer2 b. 1832, d. 1887
MotherLydia Ann Mendenhall2 b. 1839, d. 1887
Note*Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer Dora was a sweet, kind, gentle, soft spoken person who treasured her family and loved children. She had 7 children of her own and as each one came she always said, "This one is even sweeter than the last one." Verne - Marie - Ceicil - Zuletta - Kervin - Burwell (Bub) - & Esmond. Dora was small and frail, and, Jessie, her daughter-in-law said, "She should have never had that many children." "She was so frail and not well but she spoiled everyone of them ie. If they didn't like the kind of potatoes they were having for dinner, she would cook 7 kinds so that each could have the kind they liked."
Her brothers and sister are: Ezra, - Thede, - Ove, - Em,- Frank, and other relations all lived near by and they were a very close supportive family all living in or near Lost Springs, Kansas. The Smith's also had a close church family and belonged to The Church of Christ where her brother Ezra was often the preacher and also kept the church records.
In about 1913 Dora decided that she needed a new house for her growing family, so she raised and sold piglets and made $600.00. This was enough to buy a 'Put it together' house from Sears and Roebuck. She ordered it from a catalog and it came on the railroad in numbered pieces. It had a summer and a winter kitchen, 5 outside doors, and a huge veranda that went the full length of the house. It's been remodeled some now, and the big veranda taken off, but it is still in Lost Springs and I have visited many times over the years.
Wilbur, Dora's husband, only had one leg that had been removed after a train accident when he was working for the rail road, he then sold insurance. After her Wilbur died, in 1918, and left her with 3 teenage sons to raise, she moved to Puyallup WA, in 1923, to be near her oldest son Vern E. Smith, (my grandfather)
She was sick a lot in her older years, and Jessie, her daughter-in-law, had her in her home in Puyallup and took care of her a lot. Jessie was very fond of her mother-in-law, and would refer to her as 'Mother Smith,' so as I grew up I felt that I had known her even though She had died 2 years before I was born.
I have a wonderful letter that her father wrote while he was in the Civil War to his (then) children Ezra and Theodore in 1864. It is so full of love, warmth, caring, and concern for his family. I knew when I read it where Dora got her sweet disposition.
This is a story that Mother (Jessie) told to me:
"When 'Mother Smith' (Dora) was living with me, one Saturday I said, you clean the living room and I'll clean the kitchen and we can get our work done fast so we can go up town. I finished the Kitchen, went into the living room and there sat Mother Smith in the middle of the living room mending Jo's little doll. I said your not done with your work.' She said, "This was more important."
To me that shouts volumes about the kind of person "Mother Smith" was. I wish I had been able to know her. We, as a family, put flowers on her grave every Memorial Day.
by JUDY CALHOUN BRESCH - 2015 at Biography.2
Marriage*She married Wilbur Jacob Smith, son of John William Smith from Dearborn, IN. and Mary Jane Ewbank.1
Birth*12 September 1871Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer was born on 12 September 1871 at IN, USA; Find-a-Grave# 651 487 17.1,2
Census1895She appeared on the census of 1895 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 26, bornin IN.
Dora, age 23, born in IN but from IL.
Vern E., age 1 born in KS but from IL.3
Census*7 June 1900She appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#86, Sheet#4 B, Lost Springs, Marion, KS, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, born May-1868, age 32, in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 28, born Nov-1871 in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 6 born in Dec-1893 in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 3 born in Jun-1896 in KS/IN/IN.
Cecilie, dau, age 1 born in Jan 1899 in KS/IN/IN.4
Census19 April 1910She appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#66, Sheet#13 A, Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, age 41, born in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 38, born in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 16 born in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 13 born in KS/IN/IN.
Cecil, son, age 11 born in KS/IN/IN.
Zueletta, dau, age 7 born in KS/IN/IN.
Kirvin, son, age 3 born in KS/IN/IN.
Orville, son, age 1/12 born in Mar-1910, in KS/IN/IN.5
Census1915She appeared on the census of 1915 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 46
Dora, age 44
Vern E., age 20
Marie, age 17
Sisel, age 15
Eleta, age 13
Kirvin, age 8
Berl, age 5
Edman, age 2.6
Notecirca 1934She MOWRER - Dora Mowrer Smith (1871-1937)

Ortha Idora (DORA) Mother - abt 1934

Puyallup, Washington

Dora moved from Lost Springs after Wilbur her husband died. She had three teen-age sons to raise and felt there was no future for them in Lost Springs so she moved to Washington to be near her son Verne and family. circa 1934 at Picture.7
Death*28 September 1937She died on 28 September 1937 at Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA, at age 66; Find-a-Grave# 651 487 17.
She was 66 years old.

PARENTS:
-Edward Perry Mowrer (1832 - 1887)
-Lydia Ann Mendenhall Mowrer (1839 - 1887)

SPOUSE:
-Wilbur Jacob Smith (1868 - 1918)

CHILDREN:
-Verne Eldridge Smith (1893 - 1961)*
-Marie Hazel Smith Belton (1896 - 1987)*
-Cecil Elmo Smith (1899 - 1993)*
-Zuletta Bernice Smith (1902 - 1978)*
-Burwell Perry William Smith (1910 - 1991)*
-Kirvin Rupert Smith (1906 - 1966)* )
-Esmond Verle Smith (1912 - 1937)*

SIBLINGS:
-Ezra P Mowrer (1859-1936)*
-James Theadore Mowrer (1861-1943)*
-George H Mowrer (1863-1879)* - age 16 Illinois
-Mary Emma Mowrer Fengel (1868-1965)*
-Ovid Lee Mowrer (1869-1935)*
-Dora (Orpha Idora) Mowrer Smith (1871-1937)
-Charles Frank Mowrer (1874 - 1967)
-Samuel A Mowrer (1876-1886)* - age 10 Illinois
-Minnie Ettie Mowrer (1880-1883)* - age 3 Illinois

Marker Transcription:
MOTHER - DORA SMITH - 1871 - 1937

BURIAL:
Woodbine Cemetery
Puyallup
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Plot: Sec A Blk 37 Lot 5 Gr 7 [Edit Plot]

Maintained by: ~Judy Calhoun Bresch~
Originally Created by: D Baker
Record added: Feb 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65148717

Dora Mowrer Smith
Added by: Mitchell
Cemetery Photo
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

BIOGRAPHY:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dora was a sweet, kind, gentle, soft spoken person who treasured her family and loved children. She had 7 children of her own and as each one came she always said, "This one is even sweeter than the last one." Verne - Marie - Ceicil - Zuletta - Kervin - Burwell (Bub) - & Esmond. Dora was small and frail, and, Jessie, her daughter-in-law said, "She should have never had that many children." "She was so frail and not well but she spoiled everyone of them ie. If they didn't like the kind of potatoes they were having for dinner, she would cook 7 kinds so that each could have the kind they liked."
Her brothers and sister are: Ezra, - Thede, - Ove, - Em,- Frank, and other relations all lived near by and they were a very close supportive family all living in or near Lost Springs, Kansas. The Smith's also had a close church family and belonged to The Church of Christ where her brother Ezra was often the preacher and also kept the church records.
In about 1913 Dora decided that she needed a new house for her growing family, so she raised and sold piglets and made $600.00. This was enough to buy a 'Put it together' house from Sears and Roebuck. She ordered it from a catalog and it came on the railroad in numbered pieces. It had a summer and a winter kitchen, 5 outside doors, and a huge veranda that went the full length of the house. It's been remodeled some now, and the big veranda taken off, but it is still in Lost Springs and I have visited many times over the years.
Wilbur, Dora's husband, only had one leg that had been removed after a train accident when he was working for the rail road, he then sold insurance. After her Wilbur died, in 1918, and left her with 3 teenage sons to raise, she moved to Puyallup WA, in 1923, to be near her oldest son Vern E. Smith, (my grandfather)
She was sick a lot in her older years, and Jessie, her daughter-in-law, had her in her home in Puyallup and took care of her a lot. Jessie was very fond of her mother-in-law, and would refer to her as 'Mother Smith,' so as I grew up I felt that I had known her even though She had died 2 years before I was born.
I have a wonderful letter that her father wrote while he was in the Civil War to his (then) children Ezra and Theodore in 1864. It is so full of love, warmth, caring, and concern for his family. I knew when I read it where Dora got her sweet disposition.
This is a story that Mother (Jessie) told to me:
"When 'Mother Smith' (Dora) was living with me, one Saturday I said, you clean the living room and I'll clean the kitchen and we can get our work done fast so we can go up town. I finished the Kitchen, went into the living room and there sat Mother Smith in the middle of the living room mending Jo's little doll. I said your not done with your work.' She said, "This was more important."
To me that shouts volumes about the kind of person "Mother Smith" was. I wish I had been able to know her. We, as a family, put flowers on her grave every Memorial Day.
by JUDY CALHOUN BRESCH - 2015.1
Burial*after 28 September 1937She was buried after 28 September 1937 at Woodbine Cemetery, Plot: Sec A Blk 37 Lot 5 Gr 7, Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA; Find-a-Grave# 651 487 17.
She was 66 years old.

PARENTS:
-Edward Perry Mowrer (1832 - 1887)
-Lydia Ann Mendenhall Mowrer (1839 - 1887)

SPOUSE:
-Wilbur Jacob Smith (1868 - 1918)

CHILDREN:
-Verne Eldridge Smith (1893 - 1961)*
-Marie Hazel Smith Belton (1896 - 1987)*
-Cecil Elmo Smith (1899 - 1993)*
-Zuletta Bernice Smith (1902 - 1978)*
-Burwell Perry William Smith (1910 - 1991)*
-Kirvin Rupert Smith (1906 - 1966)* )
-Esmond Verle Smith (1912 - 1937)*

SIBLINGS:
-Ezra P Mowrer (1859-1936)*
-James Theadore Mowrer (1861-1943)*
-George H Mowrer (1863-1879)* - age 16 Illinois
-Mary Emma Mowrer Fengel (1868-1965)*
-Ovid Lee Mowrer (1869-1935)*
-Dora (Orpha Idora) Mowrer Smith (1871-1937)
-Charles Frank Mowrer (1874 - 1967)
-Samuel A Mowrer (1876-1886)* - age 10 Illinois
-Minnie Ettie Mowrer (1880-1883)* - age 3 Illinois

Marker Transcription:
MOTHER - DORA SMITH - 1871 - 1937

BURIAL:
Woodbine Cemetery
Puyallup
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Plot: Sec A Blk 37 Lot 5 Gr 7 [Edit Plot]

Maintained by: ~Judy Calhoun Bresch~
Originally Created by: D Baker
Record added: Feb 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65148717

Dora Mowrer Smith
Added by: Mitchell
Cemetery Photo
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

BIOGRAPHY:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dora was a sweet, kind, gentle, soft spoken person who treasured her family and loved children. She had 7 children of her own and as each one came she always said, "This one is even sweeter than the last one." Verne - Marie - Ceicil - Zuletta - Kervin - Burwell (Bub) - & Esmond. Dora was small and frail, and, Jessie, her daughter-in-law said, "She should have never had that many children." "She was so frail and not well but she spoiled everyone of them ie. If they didn't like the kind of potatoes they were having for dinner, she would cook 7 kinds so that each could have the kind they liked."
Her brothers and sister are: Ezra, - Thede, - Ove, - Em,- Frank, and other relations all lived near by and they were a very close supportive family all living in or near Lost Springs, Kansas. The Smith's also had a close church family and belonged to The Church of Christ where her brother Ezra was often the preacher and also kept the church records.
In about 1913 Dora decided that she needed a new house for her growing family, so she raised and sold piglets and made $600.00. This was enough to buy a 'Put it together' house from Sears and Roebuck. She ordered it from a catalog and it came on the railroad in numbered pieces. It had a summer and a winter kitchen, 5 outside doors, and a huge veranda that went the full length of the house. It's been remodeled some now, and the big veranda taken off, but it is still in Lost Springs and I have visited many times over the years.
Wilbur, Dora's husband, only had one leg that had been removed after a train accident when he was working for the rail road, he then sold insurance. After her Wilbur died, in 1918, and left her with 3 teenage sons to raise, she moved to Puyallup WA, in 1923, to be near her oldest son Vern E. Smith, (my grandfather)
She was sick a lot in her older years, and Jessie, her daughter-in-law, had her in her home in Puyallup and took care of her a lot. Jessie was very fond of her mother-in-law, and would refer to her as 'Mother Smith,' so as I grew up I felt that I had known her even though She had died 2 years before I was born.
I have a wonderful letter that her father wrote while he was in the Civil War to his (then) children Ezra and Theodore in 1864. It is so full of love, warmth, caring, and concern for his family. I knew when I read it where Dora got her sweet disposition.
This is a story that Mother (Jessie) told to me:
"When 'Mother Smith' (Dora) was living with me, one Saturday I said, you clean the living room and I'll clean the kitchen and we can get our work done fast so we can go up town. I finished the Kitchen, went into the living room and there sat Mother Smith in the middle of the living room mending Jo's little doll. I said your not done with your work.' She said, "This was more important."
To me that shouts volumes about the kind of person "Mother Smith" was. I wish I had been able to know her. We, as a family, put flowers on her grave every Memorial Day.
by JUDY CALHOUN BRESCH - 2015.1,2

Family

Wilbur Jacob Smith b. 21 May 1868, d. 8 Dec 1918
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36848854/…
  2. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65148717/dora-smith
  3. [S21] State Census, unknown location, unknown record info, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:::
    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ksv115_89-0286/…
  4. [S13] 1900 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7602/4120153_00626/…
  5. [S14] 1910 US Federal Censu, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7884/…
  6. [S21] State Census, unknown location, unknown record info, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:::
    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1915_142-0033/…
  7. [S29] Ancestry.com, online https://www.ancestry.com/, https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/6997200/person/…

Edward Perry Mowrer1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 1832, d. 1887
Burial*Edward Perry Mowrer was buried; x.1
Marriage*He married Lydia Ann Mendenhall.1
Birth*1832Edward Perry Mowrer was born in 1832.1
Death*1887He died in 1887.1

Family

Lydia Ann Mendenhall b. 1839, d. 1887
Children

Lydia Ann Mendenhall1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
F, b. 1839, d. 1887
Marriage*Lydia Ann Mendenhall married Edward Perry Mowrer.1
Burial*Lydia Ann Mendenhall was buried; x.1
Birth*1839She was born in 1839.1
Death*1887She died in 1887.1

Family

Edward Perry Mowrer b. 1832, d. 1887
Children

Ezra P Mowrer1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 1859, d. 1936
FatherEdward Perry Mowrer1 b. 1832, d. 1887
MotherLydia Ann Mendenhall1 b. 1839, d. 1887
Burial*Ezra P Mowrer was buried; x.1
Birth*1859He was born in 1859.1
Death*1936He died in 1936.1

James Theadore Mowrer1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 1861, d. 1943
FatherEdward Perry Mowrer1 b. 1832, d. 1887
MotherLydia Ann Mendenhall1 b. 1839, d. 1887
Burial*James Theadore Mowrer was buried; x.1
Birth*1861He was born in 1861.1
Death*1943He died in 1943.1

George H Mowrer1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M
FatherEdward Perry Mowrer1 b. 1832, d. 1887
MotherLydia Ann Mendenhall1 b. 1839, d. 1887
Burial*George H Mowrer was buried; x.1
Death*He died at IL, USA; age 16.1
Birth*He was born; x.1

Mary Emma Mowrer married Fengel1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
F, b. 1868, d. 1965
FatherEdward Perry Mowrer1 b. 1832, d. 1887
MotherLydia Ann Mendenhall1 b. 1839, d. 1887
Burial*Mary Emma Mowrer married Fengel was buried; x.1
Birth*1868She was born in 1868.1
Death*1965She died in 1965.1

Ovid Lee Mowrer1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 1869, d. 1935
FatherEdward Perry Mowrer1 b. 1832, d. 1887
MotherLydia Ann Mendenhall1 b. 1839, d. 1887
Burial*Ovid Lee Mowrer was buried; x.1
Birth*1869He was born in 1869.1
Death*1935He died in 1935.1

Charles Frank Mowrer1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 1874, d. 1967
FatherEdward Perry Mowrer1 b. 1832, d. 1887
MotherLydia Ann Mendenhall1 b. 1839, d. 1887
Burial*Charles Frank Mowrer was buried; x.1
Birth*1874He was born in 1874.1
Death*1967He died in 1967.1

Samuel A Mowrer1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M
FatherEdward Perry Mowrer1 b. 1832, d. 1887
MotherLydia Ann Mendenhall1 b. 1839, d. 1887
Burial*Samuel A Mowrer was buried; x.1
Death*He died at IL, USA; age 10.1
Birth*He was born; x.1

Minnie Ettie Mowrer1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
F
FatherEdward Perry Mowrer1 b. 1832, d. 1887
MotherLydia Ann Mendenhall1 b. 1839, d. 1887
Burial*Minnie Ettie Mowrer was buried; x.1
Death*She died at IL, USA; Age 3.1
Birth*She was born; x.1

Verne Eldridge Smith1

Last Edited21 Nov 2019
M, b. 18 December 1893, d. 16 January 1961
FatherWilbur Jacob Smith1 b. 21 May 1868, d. 8 Dec 1918
MotherOrpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer1 b. 12 Sep 1871, d. 28 Sep 1937
Marriage*?Verne Eldridge Smith married Jessie L (?) in ?2
Birth*18 December 1893Verne Eldridge Smith was born on 18 December 1893.1
Census1895He appeared on the census of 1895 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 26, bornin IN.
Dora, age 23, born in IN but from IL.
Vern E., age 1 born in KS but from IL.3
Census*7 June 1900He appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#86, Sheet#4 B, Lost Springs, Marion, KS, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, born May-1868, age 32, in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 28, born Nov-1871 in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 6 born in Dec-1893 in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 3 born in Jun-1896 in KS/IN/IN.
Cecilie, dau, age 1 born in Jan 1899 in KS/IN/IN.4
Census19 April 1910He appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#66, Sheet#13 A, Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, age 41, born in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 38, born in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 16 born in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 13 born in KS/IN/IN.
Cecil, son, age 11 born in KS/IN/IN.
Zueletta, dau, age 7 born in KS/IN/IN.
Kirvin, son, age 3 born in KS/IN/IN.
Orville, son, age 1/12 born in Mar-1910, in KS/IN/IN.5
Census1915He appeared on the census of 1915 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 46
Dora, age 44
Vern E., age 20
Marie, age 17
Sisel, age 15
Eleta, age 13
Kirvin, age 8
Berl, age 5
Edman, age 2.6
Military-Begin*16 May 1918He began military service on 16 May 1918 at Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA, Cpl. Co. A, 5th Training Br. Army Signal Corps.7
Military-End*17 January 1919He ended military service on 17 January 1919 at Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA; Cpl. Co. A, 5th Training Br. Army Signal Corps.7
Census11 April 1930He appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#7, Enum.Dist#27-72, Sheet#9 B, Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census:::

Verne E, head, age 36 born in KS, married at age 24.
Jessie L, wife, age 34 born in KS, married at age 22.
Josephine M, dau, age 9 born in WA.
Verne Jr., son, age 8, born in WA.
Roger L., son, age 2, born in OR.2
Census10 April 1940He appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 at Sup.Dist#6, Enum.Dist#27-77, Sheet#6 B, Puyallup, Pierce, OR, USA; 1940 United States Federal Census:::

Verne , head, age 46 born in KS, married at age 24.
Jessie, wife, age 44 born in KS, married at age 22.
Verne, son, age 18, born in WA.
Roger, son, age 12, born in OR.8
Death*16 January 1961He died on 16 January 1961 at Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA, at age 67; Cpl. Co. A, 5th Training Br. Army Signal Corps.1
Burial*after 16 January 1961He was buried after 16 January 1961 at Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA.1,7
Note*after 16 January 1961He U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963:



Name
Verne Eldridge Smith
Birth Date
18 Dec 1893
Death Date
16 Jan 1961
Cemetery Location
Puyallup, Washington after 16 January 1961 at Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA.7

Family

Jessie L (?) b. c 1908
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65148717/dora-smith
  2. [S19] 1930 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6224/4547528_00379/…
  3. [S21] State Census, unknown location, unknown record info, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:::
    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ksv115_89-0286/…
  4. [S13] 1900 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7602/4120153_00626/…
  5. [S14] 1910 US Federal Censu, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7884/…
  6. [S21] State Census, unknown location, unknown record info, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:::
    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1915_142-0033/…
  7. [S15] "Military Record", https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2375/…
  8. [S20] 1940 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2442/…

Marie Hazel Smith1

Last Edited21 Nov 2019
F, b. 1896, d. 1987
FatherWilbur Jacob Smith1 b. 21 May 1868, d. 8 Dec 1918
MotherOrpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer1 b. 12 Sep 1871, d. 28 Sep 1937
Marriage*Marie Hazel Smith married Richard Robert Belton, son of Patrick Henry "P.H." Belton and Katherine L"Kate" Rumold.2
Birth*1896Marie Hazel Smith was born in 1896 at Lost Springs, Marion, KS, USA; Find-a-Grave# 368 484 78.1
Census*7 June 1900She appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#86, Sheet#4 B, Lost Springs, Marion, KS, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, born May-1868, age 32, in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 28, born Nov-1871 in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 6 born in Dec-1893 in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 3 born in Jun-1896 in KS/IN/IN.
Cecilie, dau, age 1 born in Jan 1899 in KS/IN/IN.3
Census19 April 1910She appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#66, Sheet#13 A, Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, age 41, born in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 38, born in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 16 born in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 13 born in KS/IN/IN.
Cecil, son, age 11 born in KS/IN/IN.
Zueletta, dau, age 7 born in KS/IN/IN.
Kirvin, son, age 3 born in KS/IN/IN.
Orville, son, age 1/12 born in Mar-1910, in KS/IN/IN.4
Note*circa 1912She (an unknown value) circa 1912 at Picture.5
Census1915She appeared on the census of 1915 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 46
Dora, age 44
Vern E., age 20
Marie, age 17
Sisel, age 15
Eleta, age 13
Kirvin, age 8
Berl, age 5
Edman, age 2.6
Census9 January 1920She appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#5, Enum.Dist#48, Sheet#8 A, Harington, Dickinson, KS, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census:::
Richard R. Belton, Head, age 28 born in KS/IL/PA
Marie H., wife, age 23, born in KS/IN/IL
Richard D., son, age 3 8/12 born in KS/KS/KS.
Vern R., son, age 5/12 born in KS/KS/KS.2
Census4 April 1930She appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#58-12, Sheet#1 B, Durham Park Township, Marion, KS, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census:::
Dick Belton, Head, age 38 born in KS/IL/PA, age 23 at 1st marriage.
Marie H., wife, age 34, born in KS/IN/IL, age 19 at 1st marriage.
Duane, son, age 13 born in KS/KS/KS.
Vern, son, age 9 born in KS/KS/KS.
Vona, dau, age 5 born in KS/KS/KS.
Gloy, son, age 4 9/12 born in KS/KS/KS.
Gerald, son, age 2 5/12 born in KS/KS/KS.7
Census3 May 1940She appeared on the census of 3 May 1940 at Sup.Dist#1, Enum.Dist#89-65, Sheet#3 A, Topeka, Shawnee, KS, USA; 1940 United States Federal Census-Kansas..

Show Marie Belton in the State Hospital.
age 44, married, born in KS.8
Death*1987She died in 1987; Find-a-Grave# 368 484 78.
She was 90-91 years old.1,9
Burial*1987She was buried in 1987 at Lost Springs Cemetery, Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Find-a-Grave# 368 484 78.1,10

Family

Richard Robert Belton b. 27 Nov 1891, d. 10 Nov 1934
Children

Cecil Elmo Smith1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 16 January 1899, d. 14 January 1993
FatherWilbur Jacob Smith1 b. 21 May 1868, d. 8 Dec 1918
MotherOrpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer1 b. 12 Sep 1871, d. 28 Sep 1937
Marriage*?Cecil Elmo Smith married Gladys J Hartman, daughter of Frank T Hartman and Hattie L Smith, in ?2
Birth*16 January 1899Cecil Elmo Smith was born on 16 January 1899.1
Census*7 June 1900He appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#86, Sheet#4 B, Lost Springs, Marion, KS, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, born May-1868, age 32, in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 28, born Nov-1871 in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 6 born in Dec-1893 in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 3 born in Jun-1896 in KS/IN/IN.
Cecilie, dau, age 1 born in Jan 1899 in KS/IN/IN.3
Census19 April 1910He appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#66, Sheet#13 A, Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, age 41, born in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 38, born in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 16 born in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 13 born in KS/IN/IN.
Cecil, son, age 11 born in KS/IN/IN.
Zueletta, dau, age 7 born in KS/IN/IN.
Kirvin, son, age 3 born in KS/IN/IN.
Orville, son, age 1/12 born in Mar-1910, in KS/IN/IN.4
Census1915He appeared on the census of 1915 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 46
Dora, age 44
Vern E., age 20
Marie, age 17
Sisel, age 15
Eleta, age 13
Kirvin, age 8
Berl, age 5
Edman, age 2.5
Census7 April 1930He appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#3, Enum.Dist#21-22, Sheet#5 A, Hope Township, Dickinson, KS, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census-Kansas..

Smith, Cecil E, head, age 31, KS/IN/IL
Gladys J, wife, age 31, born in KS/IL/MI.6
Census20 April 1940He appeared on the census of 20 April 1940 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#21-20, Sheet#11 A, Herington, Dickinson, KS, USA; 1940 United States Federal Census:::
Cecil E, head age 41, born in KS.
Residence in 1935: Hope, KS
Gladys J., wife age 41, born in KS.7
Death*14 January 1993He died on 14 January 1993 at Lost Springs, Marion, KS, USA, at age 93; Find-a-Grave# 368 488 46.1,8,9
Burial*after 14 January 1993He was buried after 14 January 1993 at Lost Springs Cemetery, Lost Springs, Marion, KS, USA; Find-a-Grave# 368 488 46.
He was 93 years old.

Born Jan 16, 1899, Lost Springs, Kansas.
Son of Wilbur Jacob Smith & Dora Mowrer Smith, Lost Springs, Kansas.

Entered Service Herington, Kansas, May 1, 1917. Co. I, 139th Infantry, 35th Division, A.E.F. Wounded by shrapnel, Argonne battle, Sept. 30, 1918. Stretcher bearer in Charpentry, France. Discharged Feb 8, 1919, Camp Funston, Kansas.1

Family

Gladys J Hartman b. 29 Jun 1898, d. 7 Oct 1989
Child

Zueletta Bernice Smith1

Last Edited21 Nov 2019
F, b. 1 September 1902, d. 7 January 1978
FatherWilbur Jacob Smith1 b. 21 May 1868, d. 8 Dec 1918
MotherOrpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer1 b. 12 Sep 1871, d. 28 Sep 1937
Marriage*Zueletta Bernice Smith married William Thomas Bond.2
Birth*1 September 1902Zueletta Bernice Smith was born on 1 September 1902 at Lost Springs, Marion, KS, USA; Find-a-Grave# 368 573 84.

PATENTS:
Wilbur Jacob Smith (1868-1918)
Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer Smith (1871-1937)

SPOUSE:
William Thomas Bond (1901-1959)

CHILDREN:
William Clark (Billie) Bond (1928-2009.)1
Census*19 April 1910She appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#66, Sheet#13 A, Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, age 41, born in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 38, born in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 16 born in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 13 born in KS/IN/IN.
Cecil, son, age 11 born in KS/IN/IN.
Zueletta, dau, age 7 born in KS/IN/IN.
Kirvin, son, age 3 born in KS/IN/IN.
Orville, son, age 1/12 born in Mar-1910, in KS/IN/IN.3
Note*circa 1914She (an unknown value) circa 1914 at Picture.4
Census1915She appeared on the census of 1915 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 46
Dora, age 44
Vern E., age 20
Marie, age 17
Sisel, age 15
Eleta, age 13
Kirvin, age 8
Berl, age 5
Edman, age 2.5
Death*7 January 1978She died on 7 January 1978 at Hutchinson, Reno, KS, USA, at age 75; Find-a-Grave# 368 573 84.
She was 75 years old.

PATENTS:
Wilbur Jacob Smith (1868-1918)
Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer Smith (1871-1937)

SPOUSE:
William Thomas Bond (1901-1959)

CHILDREN:
William Clark (Billie) Bond (1928-2009.)1,2
Burial*after 7 January 1978She was buried after 7 January 1978 at Memorial Park Cemetery: plot Acacia C216 1/1-A, Hutchinson, Reno, KS, USA; Find-a-Grave# 368 573 84.
She was 75 years old.

PATENTS:
Wilbur Jacob Smith (1868-1918)
Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer Smith (1871-1937)

SPOUSE:
William Thomas Bond (1901-1959)

CHILDREN:
William Clark (Billie) Bond (1928-2009.)1,2

Family

William Thomas Bond b. 1901, d. Sep 1959
Child

Kervin Rupert Smith1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 1906, d. 1966
FatherWilbur Jacob Smith1 b. 21 May 1868, d. 8 Dec 1918
MotherOrpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer1 b. 12 Sep 1871, d. 28 Sep 1937
Burial*Kervin Rupert Smith was buried; x.1
Birth*1906He was born in 1906.1
Census*19 April 1910He appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Sup.Dist#4, Enum.Dist#66, Sheet#13 A, Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census:::
Wilbert, head, age 41, born in IN/IN/IN.
Orpha, Wife, age 38, born in IN/IN/IN.
Verne, son, age 16 born in KS/IN/IN.
Maria, dau, age 13 born in KS/IN/IN.
Cecil, son, age 11 born in KS/IN/IN.
Zueletta, dau, age 7 born in KS/IN/IN.
Kirvin, son, age 3 born in KS/IN/IN.
Orville, son, age 1/12 born in Mar-1910, in KS/IN/IN.2
Census1915He appeared on the census of 1915 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 46
Dora, age 44
Vern E., age 20
Marie, age 17
Sisel, age 15
Eleta, age 13
Kirvin, age 8
Berl, age 5
Edman, age 2.3
Death*1966He died in 1966.1

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65148717/dora-smith
  2. [S14] 1910 US Federal Censu, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7884/…
  3. [S21] State Census, unknown location, unknown record info, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:::
    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1915_142-0033/…

Esmond Verle Smith1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. 1912, d. 1937
FatherWilbur Jacob Smith1 b. 21 May 1868, d. 8 Dec 1918
MotherOrpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer1 b. 12 Sep 1871, d. 28 Sep 1937
Burial*Esmond Verle Smith was buried; x.1
Birth*1912He was born in 1912.1
Census*1915He appeared on the census of 1915 at Lost Springs township, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:

WJ Smith, age 46
Dora, age 44
Vern E., age 20
Marie, age 17
Sisel, age 15
Eleta, age 13
Kirvin, age 8
Berl, age 5
Edman, age 2.2
Death*1937He died in 1937.1

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65148717/dora-smith
  2. [S21] State Census, unknown location, unknown record info, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925:::
    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1915_142-0033/…

Jessie L (?)1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
F, b. circa 1908
Burial*Jessie L (?) was buried; x.1
Death*She died; x.1
Marriage*?She married Verne Eldridge Smith, son of Wilbur Jacob Smith and Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer, in ?1
Birth*circa 1908Jessie L (?) was born circa 1908 at KS, USA.1
Census*11 April 1930She appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#7, Enum.Dist#27-72, Sheet#9 B, Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census:::

Verne E, head, age 36 born in KS, married at age 24.
Jessie L, wife, age 34 born in KS, married at age 22.
Josephine M, dau, age 9 born in WA.
Verne Jr., son, age 8, born in WA.
Roger L., son, age 2, born in OR.1
Census10 April 1940She appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 at Sup.Dist#6, Enum.Dist#27-77, Sheet#6 B, Puyallup, Pierce, OR, USA; 1940 United States Federal Census:::

Verne , head, age 46 born in KS, married at age 24.
Jessie, wife, age 44 born in KS, married at age 22.
Verne, son, age 18, born in WA.
Roger, son, age 12, born in OR.2

Family

Verne Eldridge Smith b. 18 Dec 1893, d. 16 Jan 1961
Children

Josephine M Smith1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
F, b. circa 1921
FatherVerne Eldridge Smith1 b. 18 Dec 1893, d. 16 Jan 1961
MotherJessie L (?)1 b. c 1908
Burial*Josephine M Smith was buried; x.1
Death*She died; x.1
Birth*circa 1921She was born circa 1921 at WA, USA.1
Census*11 April 1930She appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#7, Enum.Dist#27-72, Sheet#9 B, Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census:::

Verne E, head, age 36 born in KS, married at age 24.
Jessie L, wife, age 34 born in KS, married at age 22.
Josephine M, dau, age 9 born in WA.
Verne Jr., son, age 8, born in WA.
Roger L., son, age 2, born in OR.1

Verne Smith Jr.1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. circa 1922
FatherVerne Eldridge Smith1 b. 18 Dec 1893, d. 16 Jan 1961
MotherJessie L (?)1 b. c 1908
Burial*Verne Smith Jr. was buried; x.1
Death*He died; x.1
Birth*circa 1922He was born circa 1922 at WA, USA.1
Census*11 April 1930He appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#7, Enum.Dist#27-72, Sheet#9 B, Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census:::

Verne E, head, age 36 born in KS, married at age 24.
Jessie L, wife, age 34 born in KS, married at age 22.
Josephine M, dau, age 9 born in WA.
Verne Jr., son, age 8, born in WA.
Roger L., son, age 2, born in OR.1
Census10 April 1940He appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 at Sup.Dist#6, Enum.Dist#27-77, Sheet#6 B, Puyallup, Pierce, OR, USA; 1940 United States Federal Census:::

Verne , head, age 46 born in KS, married at age 24.
Jessie, wife, age 44 born in KS, married at age 22.
Verne, son, age 18, born in WA.
Roger, son, age 12, born in OR.2

Roger L Smith1

Last Edited20 Nov 2019
M, b. circa 1928
FatherVerne Eldridge Smith1 b. 18 Dec 1893, d. 16 Jan 1961
MotherJessie L (?)1 b. c 1908
Burial*Roger L Smith was buried; s.1
Death*He died; s.1
Birth*circa 1928He was born circa 1928 at OR, USA.1
Census*11 April 1930He appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#7, Enum.Dist#27-72, Sheet#9 B, Puyallup, Pierce, WA, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census:::

Verne E, head, age 36 born in KS, married at age 24.
Jessie L, wife, age 34 born in KS, married at age 22.
Josephine M, dau, age 9 born in WA.
Verne Jr., son, age 8, born in WA.
Roger L., son, age 2, born in OR.1
Census10 April 1940He appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 at Sup.Dist#6, Enum.Dist#27-77, Sheet#6 B, Puyallup, Pierce, OR, USA; 1940 United States Federal Census:::

Verne , head, age 46 born in KS, married at age 24.
Jessie, wife, age 44 born in KS, married at age 22.
Verne, son, age 18, born in WA.
Roger, son, age 12, born in OR.2

Richard Robert Belton1,2

Last Edited29 Nov 2019
M, b. 27 November 1891, d. 10 November 1934
FatherPatrick Henry "P.H." Belton3 b. 1863, d. 13 Mar 1934
MotherKatherine L"Kate" Rumold3 b. Dec 1868, d. 21 Oct 1936
Marriage*Richard Robert Belton married Marie Hazel Smith, daughter of Wilbur Jacob Smith and Orpha Idora (Dora) Mowrer.1
Birth*27 November 1891Richard Robert Belton was born on 27 November 1891 at Tampa, Marion, KS, USA; From Draft Card.4
Census1905He appeared on the census of 1905 at Kansas State Census of 1905, page 15., Lost Springs, Marion, KS, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925
1905 Census:

P.H. Belson age 43, Free, born in IL
Kate, age 36, born in PA.
Nellie, age 19. born in KS.
Francis, age 17. born in KS.
Laura, age 15. born in KS.
Richard, age 13. born in KS.
Hellen, age 10. born in KS.
Ester, age 8. born in KS.
Lillie, age 6. born in KS.
Cecily, age 4. born in KS.3
Note*5 June 1917He AGe 25.
ADDR: 317 S. First in Herington, KS
b: 27 Nov 1891 in Tanpa, KS, US.
OCC: Machinist helper for the C.R.I7P rr.
Herington round house.
Wife and 1 child. on 5 June 1917 at U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards.4
Census*9 January 1920He appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#5, Enum.Dist#48, Sheet#8 A, Harington, Dickinson, KS, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census:::
Richard R. Belton, Head, age 28 born in KS/IL/PA
Marie H., wife, age 23, born in KS/IN/IL
Richard D., son, age 3 8/12 born in KS/KS/KS.
Vern R., son, age 5/12 born in KS/KS/KS.1
Census4 April 1930He appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#58-12, Sheet#1 B, Durham Park Township, Marion, KS, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census:::
Dick Belton, Head, age 38 born in KS/IL/PA, age 23 at 1st marriage.
Marie H., wife, age 34, born in KS/IN/IL, age 19 at 1st marriage.
Duane, son, age 13 born in KS/KS/KS.
Vern, son, age 9 born in KS/KS/KS.
Vona, dau, age 5 born in KS/KS/KS.
Gloy, son, age 4 9/12 born in KS/KS/KS.
Gerald, son, age 2 5/12 born in KS/KS/KS.5
Death*10 November 1934He died on 10 November 1934 at Halstead, Harvey, KS, USA, at age 42; Find-a-Grave# 278 165 86.6
Burial*after 10 November 1934He was buried after 10 November 1934 at Tampa, Marion, KS, USA; Find-a-Grave# 278 165 86.6

Family

Marie Hazel Smith b. 1896, d. 1987
Children

Richard Duane Belton1

Last Edited29 Nov 2019
M, b. circa October 1916
FatherRichard Robert Belton1 b. 27 Nov 1891, d. 10 Nov 1934
MotherMarie Hazel Smith1 b. 1896, d. 1987
Burial*Richard Duane Belton was buried; x.1
Death*He died; x.1
Birth*circa October 1916He was born circa October 1916 at KS, USA.1
Census*9 January 1920He appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#5, Enum.Dist#48, Sheet#8 A, Harington, Dickinson, KS, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census:::
Richard R. Belton, Head, age 28 born in KS/IL/PA
Marie H., wife, age 23, born in KS/IN/IL
Richard D., son, age 3 8/12 born in KS/KS/KS.
Vern R., son, age 5/12 born in KS/KS/KS.1
Census4 April 1930He appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#58-12, Sheet#1 B, Durham Park Township, Marion, KS, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census:::
Dick Belton, Head, age 38 born in KS/IL/PA, age 23 at 1st marriage.
Marie H., wife, age 34, born in KS/IN/IL, age 19 at 1st marriage.
Duane, son, age 13 born in KS/KS/KS.
Vern, son, age 9 born in KS/KS/KS.
Vona, dau, age 5 born in KS/KS/KS.
Gloy, son, age 4 9/12 born in KS/KS/KS.
Gerald, son, age 2 5/12 born in KS/KS/KS.2