Family Tree

Original Smith Family Tree assembled by Addie Smith Wold (1907 – 1981) in 1975.   Updated: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Additional family material gathered by cousins Larry Bennett Smith (b. 1940)

and Beverly Caton Penneli (b. 1936) and other family members.

Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.

“It is vital in all cultural life to maintain a link between the present andthe past.  If there is anything that history makes clear it is this, that when a people becomes interested in its past life, seeks to acquire knowledge in order to better understand itself, it always experiences an awakening in life”. —   *Ole Edvart Rølvaag*

The Descending Family Tree of

Elias Washington Smith, born October 30, 1853, near Bourbon, Marshall, County, Indiana.  Son of Eli and Julia Smith.  Died: April 27, 1925 in Kalispell Montana.  Married: December 16, 1872 to Ida Eugenia DeLair, born April 17, 1855 in Rockford, Indiana. The daughter of Edmund DeLair and Dilena King. Ida died September 28, 1919 in Kalispell, Montana

Their six Children:

1.  Ida Myrtle Smith, born: March 18, 1875, died: November 6, 1880. (Diphtheria)

2. Aaron Victor Smith, born: November 21, 1876, died: June 26, 1957

3.  Paul Desmond Smith, born: August 17, 1881, died: April 14, 1886 (train accident)

4.  Lester LeRoy (Lee) Smith, born: May 17, 1883, died in the Los Angeles area: June, 1953

Married to Emma Heere (hear-y) (1918) (wed in the 1940’s). Emma was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born August 25, 1887.  She died November 11, 1976 in Los Angels. Lee served in the army during WWI as an airplane mechanic.

A. Richard DeLair (Dick) Smith born 1920, only child of Lester “Lee” & Emma. His mother called him “Dicky”. Ran a motorcycle shop in the LA area for years. Died September  6, 1986 when he fell off a roof. His funeral procession was a mile long parade of motorcycles. Had one son by his first marriage. Was divorced while serving in the Army in Italy. Second marriage produced a “bunch of kids”. He had a big heart and took in many foster kids.  He also ran an orphanage.

RICHARD D SMITH 28 Mar 1920 –  06 Sep 1987 (V) 91605 (North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA) 91605 (North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA) 546-22-1109 California  (SS record)

Descendants of Richard DeLair Smith

Generation No. 1

1. RICHARD DELAIR5 SMITH (LESTER LEROY4, ELIAS WASHINGTON3, ELI2, UNKNOWN1) was born                                             28 Mar 1920 in Minnesota, and died 06 Sep 1987 in Los Angeles, CA.

Notes for RICHARD DELAIR SMITH: SSDI

RICHARD D SMITH 28 Mar 1920 06 Sep 1987 (V) 91605 (North Hollywood, Los Angeles,                                                   CA) 91605 (North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA) 546-22-1109 California

CA Death  Index

Richard Delair Smith Social Security #: 546221109 Sex: MALE Birth Date: 28 Mar 1920                                                        Birthplace: Minnesota Death Date: 6 Sep 1987 Death Place: Los Angeles Mother’s Maiden Name:                                        Heere

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

about Richard D Smith

Name: Richard D Smith

Birth Year: 1920

Race: White, citizen (White)

Nativity State or Country: Minnesota

State: California

County or City: Los Angeles

Enlistment Date: 14 Sep 1942

Enlistment State: California

Enlistment City: Los Angeles

Branch: Air Corps

Branch Code: Air Corps

Grade: Private

Grade Code: Private

Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months,                                           subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law

Component: Army of the United States – includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective                                            December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State                                                  enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of

Source: Civil Life

Education: 2 years of college

Civil Occupation: Electrician, Automotive* (Automotive electrician. ) or Automobile Mechanic*                                           or Automobile Body Repairman* or Motorcycle Mechanic* or Automobile Radiator Man*                                                    (Radiator repairman.) or Tractor Mechanic or Motor Inspector An asterisk (*) appearing after a jo

Marital Status: Married

Height: 66

Weight: 150

Ancestors of Emma Heere

Generation No. 1

1. Emma Heere, born 25 Aug 1887 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 11 Nov 1976.  She was                                                  the daughter of 2. Hugo Heere and 3. Mary Adeline Havens.  She married (1) Lester LeRoy                                                         Smith1.  He was born 17 May 1883, and died Jun 1953.  He was the son of Elias Washington                                                         Smith and Ida Eugenia DeLair.

More About Lester LeRoy Smith: Record Change: 16 Dec 2001

Generation No. 2

2. Hugo Heere, born Feb 1864 in Germany; died 24 Apr 1919 in Ramsey County, Minnesota.                                              He was the son of 4. Adolph Heere and 5. Emelia.  He married 3. Mary Adeline Havens.

3. Mary Adeline Havens, born 30 Jul 1857 in New York; died 16 Sep 1953 in Los Angeles.                                                    She was the daughter of 6. Havens and 7. Pangborne.

Notes for Hugo Heere:

1895  Minnesota Census

Employed 2 mo this past year

Wife employed 9 mo

1900US Census  Minnesota

Married 15 yrs

1910 US Census  Minnesota

Living with Father, Adolph Heere

Hugo Heere – Son -Age 46 – Married

Laborer  Odd Jobs

Notes for Mary Adeline Havens:

1895 Minnesota Census

Husband  Hugo employed 2 mo. the past year

Mary employed 9 months the past year

1900 US Census Minnesota

Douglas County, Alexandria Twp.

Married 15 yrs.

Mother of 5 children

4 children living

1910 US Census  Minmesota Census

Douglas County,  Alexandria Twp.

Husband, Hugo Heere is Married, living with his father, Adolph

1920 US Census  Minnesota

Ramsey County, St Paul

Mary Living with Daughter – Emma

and Son-in-law – Leroy Smith

Mary Heere – Widowed

Living here also;

Daughter, Bessie

Son-in-Law, Albert Anderson

their 2 children and 1 child of another daughter.

California death Index

Name: Mary Adeline Heere

[Mary Adeline Havens]

Social Security #: 0

Sex: FEMALE

Birth Date: 30 Jul 1857

Birthplace: New York

Death Date: 16 Sep 1953

Death Place: Los Angeles

Mother’s Maiden Name: Pangborne

Father’s Surname: Havens

Children of Hugo Heere and Mary Havens are:

i.             Unknown Heere, died in Minnesota.

ii.            George R Heere, born Jul 1886.

iii.           Emma Heere, born 25 Aug 1887 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 11 Nov 1976; married Lester LeRoy Smith.

iv.           Minnie Heere, born 1890; married Atchison.

v.            Bessie Heere, born 1895; married Albert Anderson.

Generation No. 3

4. Adolph Heere, born Dec 1836 in Germany; died 26 Jun 1913 in Douglas County, Minnesota.                                   He married 5. Emelia.

5. Emelia, born Sep 1827 in Germany.

Notes for Adolph Heere:

1900 US Federal Census

Minnesota

Married 41 yrs

Farmer

Entered US 1864

Naturalization Papers

Final Paper

Filed between 1878 – 1896

Owns Farm

Minn Land Records

23 May 1890

Land Desc.

160 Acres

1 NE  5th PM  No  430N  37W  8

1910 US Federal Census

Minnesota

Alexandria, Douglas County

Age 73

Divorced

Living on Own Income

Minnesota Death Records:

Douglas County, Minnesota

d. 26 June 1913

Notes for Emelia:

1900 US Census

Married 41 yrs

Mother of 4 chidren –  4 living

Child of Adolph Heere and Emelia is:

i.             Hugo Heere, born Feb 1864 in Germany; died 24 Apr 1919 in Ramsey County, Minnesota; married Mary Adeline Havens.

6. Havens He married 7. Pangborne.

7. Pangborne

Child of Havens and Pangborne is:

3             i.              Mary Adeline Havens, born 30 Jul 1857 in New York; died 16 Sep 1953 in Los Angeles; married Hugo Heere.

Endnotes

1.  GEDCOM File : Smith Bennett Caton.ged, 8 AUG 2003.

5.  Owen Manley Smith, born: March 9, 1885, died: November 9, 1885

6.  Clyde Elias Smith, born: February 8, 1889 in Knox County, Nebraska, died: 1963 (Steele Memorial Hospital, Salmon City, Idaho) wed to: Anna Mae Osborn; born: February 8, 1895 in Sterns County, Minnesota on February 8, 1913 in Great Falls, Montana. Anna Mae died: January 29, 1988 in Salmon City, Idaho.

A. Don Leroy Smith, b. January 4, 1915 in Bruce, Garfield County, Montana. Died: April            6, 1987 at home in North Fork, Idaho. Wed: April 6, 1940 in Winnemucca, Nevada to           Marian Rose Wooten, b. June 3, 1919 in Warren, Oregon. Died: April 3, 2005 in Salmon       City, Idaho.

a. Robert “Bob” Leroy Smith, born: April 15, 1941 in Winnemucca, Nevada.                                 Died: November 27, 2003 in Salmon City, Idaho. Wed: Jill Hart.

1. Bobbie Grace Smith, born:     In Salmon City, Idaho.

a.

2.  Kathy Smith

Bob Smith is survived by his wife Jill of 38 years, daughters Bobbie Grace Smith and Katy Jo Smith, mother Marion Smith, all of Salmon; brothers Jack Smith of North Fork and Ken Smith of Coalville, Montana, six grandchildren Jake Smith, Colt Ford, Kristina, Stephanie, Tracy Aryanna and Adrian Clamor; sisters-in-law; Josie (Mike) Anderson of Minnesota and Jeni Summers of Pocatello, Idaho; five nephews: Troy, Nathan, Paul, Thore and Danny; two nieces: Colette and Teal and many dear and true friends.   Bob was preceded in death by his dad, Don L. Smith

b.  Jack Patrick Smith, b. 1943 – no children

c. Kenneth “Kenny” Smith, b. 1944

1. Troy

2. Nathan

B. Jack P. Smith, b. Bruce, Eastern Montana

Teresa Smith Fowler

Shawn Fowler

Clyde Elias Fowler, b. January 2006 in Portland, Oregon.

I followed the mining industry – Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and California. These jobs were teachers to find something better. I started trade school in California.

Joined the navy – the construction of Seabees. We built evacuation hospitals, boat docks, landing areas for seaplanes and related construction. I covered Australia and the islands to the Philippines and ended up in the Aleutians. After a rest leave in the states, I was discharged and returned to Salmon.

There was a mining development started at Cobalt, (Forney) Idaho. I spent about 15 years there. My job description was mine development, construction of plant and town site – a power line that ran from Montana to Cobalt.

My family was started here.  This job was good to me. I married a rancher’s daughter. We had two daughters. One daughter is a nurse in New York. She has two sons and two grandsons. The other is an office manager at Montgomery Watson in Denver. She has two daughters and five grand children.

C. Leon F. Smith, b. Sand Springs, Eastern Montana

Family of Aaron Victor Smith,

born: November 21, 1876, Marshall County, Kansas

Died: June 26, 1957, Kalispell, Montana

Son of Elias Washington Smith and Ida Eugenia DeLair

Wed to: Gertrude May Bennett, March 29, 1905, Alberta, Canada. b. November 8, 1885.   Daughter of Elmer Cortis Bennett and Ida Cora Call Bennett.

Died: February 4, 1981 in Los Angles, California

Their Children:

1.  Eva Emerald Smith, b. February 15, 1906, Alberta Canada, d. September 12, 1956, Kalispell, Montana. Did not marry. No children.

2. Addie Winifred Smith, b. October 15, 1907, Spokane, Washington, d. October 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.

3. Ila May Smith, b. December 28, 1908, Deary, Idaho, d. December 26, 1930, Kalispell, Montana

4. Fern Dilena Smith, b. July 1, 1910, Little Bear Ridge, Idaho, d. December, 1981, while living with her daughter, Anna, in Columbia Falls, Montana.

5. Elmer Bennett Smith, b. January 4, 1913, Big Bear Ridge, Idaho,

6. Myrtle Alice Smith, b. March 22, 1916, Onaway, Idaho, d. March 23, 1916.

7. Violet Luella Smith, b. August 13, 1917.  Montana, on her grandpa Smith’s homestead, Dawson County, later divided homestead, then in Garfield County.

d. November 14, 1981, Santa Cruz, California

8. Harland Chester Smith, b. April 28, 1920, Kalispell, Montana. d. June 13, 1992, Livermore, California.

9. Ethel Irene Smith, August 11, 1921, Essex, Montana

10.  Bonnie Charlotte Smith, b. March 1, 1925, Essex, Montana

11. Fay Laurel Smith, b. April 23, 1927, Essex, Montana

12. Ramona Adele Smith, b. August 13, 1928, Los Angles, California, d. January 11, 2002, Spokane, Washington.

A summary list of the children and grandchildren of Aaron Victor and Gertrude Bennett Smith

Of the 33  Smith cousins, all but one (Peter Kraft) lived to adulthood. That would be remarkable in any day and age. (As of November 2009)

1.  Eva Emerald Smith, b. February 15, 1906, d. September 12, 1956

Did not marry. No children.

2. Addie Winifred Smith, b. October 15, 1907, d. October 2, 1981

1. Arthur “Kenneth” Wold, b. April 12, 1932

2. Harland Lee Wold, b. March 6, 1935

3. John Quentin Wold, b. October 9, 1942

3.  Ila May Smith, b. December 28, 1908,  d. December 26, 1930

1. Norman “Sox” Allan Darrow Jr., b. July 8, 1929, d. November 23, 2008

2. Fannie “Evalyn” (Toorie) Darrow, b. September 11, 1930, d. October 15, 2006

4. Fern Dilenaa Smith, b. July 1, 1910, d. December 1981

1. Harry Earl “Mickey” Kraft Jr., b. April 21, 1930

2. Bernard “Barney” “Skipper” Elmer Kraft, b. July 23, 1932, d. March, 1971

3. Anna “Cocoa” “Annie” Gertrude Kraft, b. February 28, 1934, died: March 18, 1986

4. Harland George Kraft, b. July 11, 1936

5. Mildred Florence Kraft, b. May 2, 1940, aka: Tutsie

6. Peter Raymond Kraft, b. December 25, 1942, died November 25, 1947

5. Elmer Bennett Smith, b. January 4, 1913

1. Larry Bennett Smith, b. July 3, 1940

2. Lloyd Christian Smith, b. July 3, 1940

6. Myrtle Alice Smith, b. March 22, 1916, d. March 23, 1916.

7. Violet Luella Smith, b. August 13, 1917. d. November 14, 1981

1. Beverly Mae Caton, b. March 10, 1936

2. Donna Marie Caton, b. March 13, 1937, d. January 9, 2007

3. Frances Darlene Caton, b. May 6, 1938

4. Connie Lea Caton, b. August 8, 1938, d. September 4, 1979

5. Lewis Marlin Caton, b. December 14, 1941,

6. Lawrence “Larry” James Caton, b. October 19, 1943

7. Arlita Joy Caton, b. July 19, 1946. d. March 19, 2003

8. Johnnie Ray Caton, b. May 1, 1948

9. Bruce Gordon Caton, b. April 18, 1950, d. November 22, 2008

10. Bonnie Fay Caton, April 14, 1953

8. Harland Chester Smith, b. April 28, 1920, d. June 13, 1992

1. Linda Ruth Smith, b. March 24, 1948

2. Sandra “Sandi” Joyce Smith, b. April 18, 1950

3. David Harland Smith, b. June 13, 1958

9. Ethel Irene Smith August 11, 1921

1. Duane Lawson Perkins, b. April 30, 1948

10.  Bonnie Charlotte Smith, b. March 1, 1925

1. Dacia “Jackie” Marlene Land, b. February 13, 1952

11. Fay Laurel Smith, b. April 23, 1927

1. Teresa Jean Schmidt, b. December 26, 1953

2. Brenda Arlene Schmidt, b. August 30. 1957

12. Ramona Adele Smith, b. August 13, 1928, d. January 11, 2002

1. Boy – when Ramona was 15 and unwed. February 1943/1946. Adopted out. The boy was born with a club foot.  The family who took the boy in had the financial resources to have his foot surgically corrected.

2. Donald Eugene Smith Bailey, b. October 23, 1947

3. Shirley Ann Ellsworth, b. October 21, 1949

What Is “Second Cousin Once Removed?”

A term often found in genealogy is “removed,” specifically when referring to family relationships. Indeed, almost everyone has heard of a “second cousin once removed,” but many people cannot explain that relationship. Of course, a person might be more than once removed, as in third cousin, four times removed.

In short, the definition of cousins is two people who share a common ancestor. Here are a few definitions of cousin relationships:

First Cousin: Your first cousins are the people in your family who have at least one of the same grandparents as you. In other words, they are the children of your aunts and uncles.

Second Cousin: Your second cousins are the people in your family who share the same great-grandparent with you.

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Cousins: Your third cousins share at least one great-great-grandparent, fourth cousins share a great-great-great-grandparent, and so on.

Removed: When the word “removed” is used to describe a relationship, it indicates that the two people are from different generations. “Once removed” indicates a difference of one generation, “twice removed” indicates a difference of two generations, and so forth.

For example, the child of your first cousin is your first cousin, once removed. That is, your cousin’s child would be “almost” your first cousin, except that he or she is one generation removed from that relationship. Likewise, the grandchild of your first cousin is your first cousin, twice removed (two generations removed from being a first cousin).

Many people confuse the term “first cousin, once removed” with “second cousin.” The two are not the same.

Keep in mind that you and a relative only need to share one grandparent to be first cousins, or share one great-grandparent to be second cousins, etc. If the ancestor in question had more than one spouse and the two of you are descended from different spouses, you are full cousins. There is no such thing as a “half cousin” although you will hear people use that term occasionally.

The descendants of A.V. and Gertrude Smith

I. Eva Emerald Smith, b. February 15, 1906, d. September 12, 1956

Did not marry. No children.

II. 2. Addie Winifred Smith, b. October 15, 1907, Spokane, Washington, d. October 2, 1981 Husband: Bernard Quentin Wold, b. December 13, 1908, Everett, Washington

Son of: Benhard Wold and Sarah Almina Kokeen, died: December 29, 1999 in Los Angeles. Wed to: Addie Winifred Smith on July 6, 1931, Los Angles, California

Children:

1. Arthur Kenneth “Ken” Wold, b. April 12, 1932, Los Angeles, California, Wed: March 21, 1952, Los Angeles, California to: Roberta “Bobbi”  Grace Hardeman, b. July 22, 1930, Ventura, California

Ken and Bobbi Wold – Lifetime of Service Award from Life Pacific College – March, 2009  Ken and Bobbi Wold graduated from L.I.F.E. Bible College in Los Angeles in 1952 and have been in active public ministry since. They pastured churches in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, California, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon until 1992.

In 1992 they were asked by Foursquare Missions International to serve as missionaries to Papua New Guinea (PNG). While in PNG, Ken served as the FMI Representative and Advisor to the newly emerging national church. Ken and Bobbi taught in PNG Bible Colleges and traveled though out the country teaching pastoral and leadership development.

FMI’s policy of bringing missionaries home from the field at age 65 brought the Wolds back to the United States in January of 1997. Not being quite ready to retire however, Ken and Bobbi were asked to continue serving as field representatives for Foursquare Missions International, a position they have served in ever since. They have ministered in countries such as England, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar on short-term assignments, as well as speaking in U.S. churches on behalf of FMI.

Ken and Bobbi Wold have purposed to leave an inheritance for future generations. Their integrity endurance and love reach far beyond the boundaries of their own lives, and their determination to overcome for the glory of God has borne much fruit in their family and around the world.  Whether it is seen in their seven children, 24 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, or countless hearts that have come to know Jesus as Savior, the Wolds have built a legacy that will continue long after their lifetime.

  1. Donna Jeannie Wold, b. May 26, 1953, Denver, Colorado;

Wed: May 15, 1982, Seattle, Washington to: Timothy Barger, b. September 10, 1952. Foursquare missionaries to Japan.

Children:

  1. Mishael Elanna Barger, b. August 16, 1983. Married to: Steven Robert Cushman, LCpl., USMC, Saturday, March 25, 2006 in Centralia, Washington. Steven born: July 14, 1983

a. Annabelle Elisabeth, b. December 22, 2007 in Morehead City,    North Carolina

  1. Hesedel Dani-El Barger, b. December 18, 1984

3.   Kadeshjah Joel Barger, b. October 28, 1986

4.   Kokoro’el Forgive Barger, b. July 31, 1988

B. Kenneth Robert Wold, b. January 29, 1955, Sydney, Nebraska

Wed to: Pamela Ruth Westbrook on December 18, 1976, Los Angeles,      Calif. Pamela Ruth Westbrook, b. September 1, 1955, Texarkana, Texas

Children:

  1. Lindsey Ann Wold, b. March 20, 1981, Wiley, Texas
  1. Kenneth Ryan Wold, b. April 29, 1983,Wed: July 9, 2004 Burbank CA to Erin Willa Smith, b. August 31, 1981 in Tarzana, California.                                                                                                                                                                            a. Addisen Erin Wold, b. September 24, 2007, Little Rock, Arkansas
  1. Emily Ruth Wold, b. June 1, 1986, Little Rock, Arkansas
  1. Benjamin Robert Wold, b. August 24, 1989, Little Rock, Arkansas

C. Timothy Dean Wold, b. May 28, 1957, Greeley, Colorado

Wed: June 18, 1983, Tacoma, Wash. to Renee Noelani McCartney,

b. August 28, 1962, San Diego, California

Children:

  1. Caleb Anthony Wold, b. May 20, 1984, Spokane Wash, Wed: July 17, 2004, Camas Wash to: Heather Nicole Smith, b. July 30, 1985 in Spokane, Washington in the same hospital as her husband Caleb!
  1. Jonathan Daniel Wold, b. January 28, 1986, Spokane, Washington

Wed: June 21, 2008, Battleground, Washington to: Robin Faith      Ager,l b. January 21, 1986, Portland, Oregon

  1. Erika Noelani Wold, b. June 16, 1988, Scappoose, Oregon. Married Christopher Matthew Fields, b. _______,  on November 7, 2009 in Vancouver, Washington
  1. Jedidiah Keoki Wold, b. November 16, 1990, Hood River, Oregon
  1. Naomi Lealani Wold, b. July 11, 1992, Hood River, Oregon

D. Debra Marcene Wold, b. May 19, 1959, Greeley, Colorado

Wed. August 4, 1979, Corbett, OR to Kirk Allen Kennedy, b.         March 2, 1956, Portland, Oregon

Children:

  1. Amy Jo Kennedy, b.  September 22, 1980, Portland, Oregon
  1. Katie Ann Kennedy, b. April 12, 1983, Portland, Oregon
  1. Keith Allen Kennedy, b. May 26, 1987, Clackamas, Oregon

E. Kathy Renae Wold, b. January 24, 1961, Ventura, California

Wed: April 18, 1980 in Gresham, Oregon to: Robert Paul Koch, b.                                      August, 10, 1959, Portland, Oregon

Children:

  1. Jenny Marie Koch, b. March 31, 1981, Portland, Oregon, Wed: February 21, 2003, Marietta, Calif. to Jesse Lee Covington,

b. February 11, 1976

a. Tyler Lee Covington, b. December 24, 2003 at the Rancho           Springs Medical Center, Murrieta, California

b. Twins!  Born on July 10, Abigail Hope Covington at 5:20 pm                                                      and Conner Robert Covington at 5:28 pm, at The Rancho Springs                                                   Medical Center in Murrieta, CA. They were 8 weeks premature,                                                      but both are doing remarkably well. Jesse and Jenny Covington are                                        the parents, Bob and Kathy Koch are the grandparents and of                                                    course Ken and Bobbi – Great Grandparents! Jesse’s and Jenny’s                                                             and of course, Tyler’s pride and joy!

2. Joylynn Renae Koch, b. October 1, 1982, Portland, Oregon. Wed: October 9, 2004, in Temecula, California to: Scott William Grushen, b. Nobember 17, 1982.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a.  Madix Jet Grushen, b. May 18, 2008 at the Rancho Springs             Medical Center, Murrieta, California

3. Jamie Karach Koch, b. August 8, 1984, Portland, Oregon

4. Robert Mitchell Koch, b. July 2, 1986,  Boring, Oregon.

F. Teresa Deanne Wold, b. May 26, 1962, Ventura, California

G. Denise Lynne Wold, b. July 5, 1966, Miles City, Montana

Wed: August 15, 1992, Gresham, Oregon to James Lee Flaherty, b. January 16, 1970, Detroit, Mich.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Grace Flaherty, b. August 16, 1997, Redmond, Oregon
  1. Victoria Lynn Flaherty, b. April 11, 1999, Redmond, Oregon
  1. Lydia May Flaherty, b. October 10, 2000, Redmond, Oregon
  1. Isaac James Flaherty, b. June 30, 2002, Oregon City, Oregon

2. Harland Lee Wold, b. March 6, 1935, Los Angeles, California, Wed, Grace Emily Gillette, born, September 26, 1934, Ohio, married July 1954 in Los Angeles, California.

Children:

A. James Harland, b. April 3, 1958, Glendale, California. Married Karen Lee, September 10, 1968.  Works as a contractor in construction.

1. Amanda Marie Wold, b. April 26, 1989, Downey, CA

2. Steven Mathew Wold (stepson), b. May 28, 1986

B. Joan “Joany” Marie Wold, b. October 31, 1960, Los Angeles, California

Married: Gregory Silvestri – b. Chicago. (Regional manager for Kia.)

1. Samantha Emily, b. September 17, 1991

2. Megan Elizabeth, b. June 6, 1994

3. Jacob Gregory, b. March 24, 1996

C. David Arthur Wold, b. July 9, 1962 in Acadia, California, married: Shirley Dycks – no children

D. Paul Kenneth, b. October 10, 1963, Married: Meri Bright

  1. Joshua Paul Wold, b. June 7, 1986, Married – Heather Riley

a. Amelia

b. Stepchild

2.   Lindsie Eileen Wold, b. July 12, 1990

3.   Gabrielle Kimberly Wold, November 4, 1994

4.   Jena Grace Wold, b. March 26, 1997

Harland Lee Wold, wed, October 22, 1977, Norwalk, California, to Ruth Eileen Holt Taylor, b. March 31, 1935, Michigan.  Died: December 17, 1986 in Bellflower, California of an aneurism.

Ruth’s children:

1. Kent Holt

2. Colleen Holt

3. Kevin Holt

4. Cheryl Holt

5. Kirk Holt

Harland then married: Marilyn Leota Greisen Johnson, b. May 24, 1936 in Kenosha, Wisconsin on April 30, 1988 in La Cresenta, California. Marilyn had been previously married to: Raymond David Johnson, February 9, 1957.

Marilyn’s children:

A. Jann Renee Johnson, b. October 28, 1958 – not married

1. Andrew Philip Johnson (father: Phillip Rocha’)

B. Jill Denise Johnson Karns Howells, b. August 28, 1961

1. Nolan Elliott Karns, b. March 23, 1985

2. Evan Tyler Karns, b. August 10, 1989

3. Perry Vincent Howells, b. August 7, 1985 (stepson)

4. Tyler Lee Howells, b. May 13, 1988 (stepson)

3. John Quentin Wold, b. October 9, 1942, wed: Dorinda Joyce Brown, b. September 19, 1944 in

Children:

A. Virginia “Ginny” Lynn Wold, b. September 5, 1965, Los Angeles, California

Married: John Warren Scherer, b. April 27, 1956. Wed: April 28, 2001 in Washington, DC. (John is Rob Longwell’s uncle. See #C)

B. John Robert Wold, b. June 30, 1968, Glendale, California

C. Jeanette Marie Wold, b. July 27, 1969, Glendale, California. Wed to: Robert “Rob” Frank Longwell, b. November 12, 1970 in Chicago. Jeanette and Rob were married: October 23, 1999 in Santa Barbara, California. (Rob directs “ABC.com and has been nominated for two Emmys because of his film editing skill.)

1. Zachary “Zack” Quentin Longwell, b. February 17, 2003 in Glendale, California.

2. Samuel “Sam” Franklin Longwell, b. March 11, 2005 in Woodland Hills, California.

III. Ila May Smith, b. December 28, 1908, Deary, Idaho, d. December 26, 1930, Kalispell, Montana, age 22.

Norman “Shorty” Allan Darrow, born August 8, 1883, Chester, Iowa. Died May 13, 1957 in Spokane, Washington. Wed to: Ila May Smith on May 5, 1928, Browning, Montana

Norman remarried: Lillian Nelson in 1946, but it was short lived as Lillian soon got sick and died.

Children:

A. Norman Allan Darrow Jr. (Sox), born July 8, 1929, Kalispell, Montana. Wed on: December 5, 1949, in Las Cruces, New Mexico to: Aurelia “Lilly” Melendez, born September 28, 1929, El Paso, Texas. Norman was one year, two months and three days old when his mother, Ila, died on December 26, 1930 in Warm Springs, Montana.

Died: November 23, 2008 of a heart attack in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Children:

1. Rory Allan Darrow, born September 8, 1951, El Paso Army Hospital, Texas. Wed to: Kathleen Ann Stout on March 5, 1977, Las Vegas, Nevada, Kathleen born April 23, 1952, Los Angles, California. Divorced after 12 years.

a. Chad Hoy Allan Darrow (C.H.A.D), b. January 7, 1973, Killeen, Texas

Married while in the Navy to Jane Morrow. Divorced.

b. Ryan Paul Darrow, b. August 11, 1978. Married: Hope. No children.

Then Rory married: Amelia Marie Bennett (Amy),

c. Taylor Bennett Darrow, b. November 20, 1990.

2. Lance Bowen Darrow, Born, August 23, 1954, Biggs Air Force Base, El Paso, Texas, Married Pamela. No children. Lance then married Michele Lynn, January, 1992.

a. Jessie James Allan Darrow, b. October 11, 1993.

Michele then put a “contract hit” out on Lance and then she disappeared. The “hit” guy drove from New Mexico to Taft, California to spill the plot against Lance.

Lance then married the third time to: Robin Leona Stevens

3. Carla Lynn Darrow, b. May 7, 1959, RAF Sculthorpe, Norfolk, England.

Wed to: David Arthur Traut on October 22, 1976, Bellflower, California

Married over 30 years. Divorced – no children.

4. Kurt Jay Darrow, b. December 29, 1962, Malstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls, Montana. Married: Debi, May 11, 19.

a. J’me (Jamie) b. November 5, 1980 (step-daughter)

1. Ash Darrow (boy)

b. Alix Justine Darrow, b. November 7, 1993

c. Paige Aurelia Darrow, b. June 11, 1995

Kurt and Debi have divorced. Kurt’s present partner is Sheri.

Second marriage for Norman “Sox” Allan Darrow. on February 14, 1976, Anaheim, California, to: Doris Maxime Young Wilson, b. February 15, 1933, Fort Wayne, Indiana

B.  Fannie Evalyn, (Toorie”) Darrow, b. September 11, 1930, wed April, 1948, Butte, Montana to: Alfred Raymond “Bill” Fisher, born July 24, 1909. Died November 26, 19 63, Butte Falls, Oregon.

Second marriage for Fannie Evalyn, 1965, to: Don C. Baker, Don born July 26, 1927, Butte Falls, Oregon.

As the girls grew, Evalyn worked in various maintenance jobs for both the City of Butte Falls and the U.S. Forest Service    1973 – [43yo] divorced Don; 1994 (?) – [64yo] Evalyn remarries Don; November 26, 2004 – [74yo] Don dies.

Evalyn died: October 15, 2006 in Butte Falls, Oregon at age 76.

Children:

1. Ila May, born January 31, 1949. Wed to: Ronald Brian Ormond on November 22, 1970, Portland, Oregon. Ronald born November 26, 1943 in Mattituck, NY. Divorced 1976.

Ila then married: April 23, 1988 to Matthew Walter McAuliffe (b. January 3, 1953, Evansville, Indiana.) in Eagle Point, Oregon.

a. Brian Anthony Ormond, born: November 1, 1973, Medford, Oregon. Wed September 15, 2001, Eagle Point, Oregon to Jessica Anne Hjelmervik (b. August 9, 1980.)

2. Alfred Norman, born and died: 1950 in Butte, Montana

3. Mary Lou, b. April 15, 1951. Wed to: Michael Kevin Casey on December 16, 1973, South Tahoe, California. Michael born: September 29, 1950

a. Sean Michael, born: January 28, 1976, Medford, Oregon

b. Erin Lyndsay, born: October 11, 1978 in Medford, Oregon.

Wed to Greg.

1. Kelsie

2. Brenden

4.  Betty Ann, b. July 18, 1954.  Wed to: Ricky Schrab on June 27, 1975, Portland, Oregon. Rickey born July 16, 1955.  Divorced: 1981. (Came down with MS 42.)

a. Anna Marie Schrab, born: November 13, 1980, Medford, Oregon

1. Child

b. Nicolas Scott Asberry, born: August 3, 1986, Medford Oregon. (Father: Scott Asberry)

5.  Billy Rae, b. April 4, 1960, Ronan, Montana. (as of 10/06 engaged to: Edward Adams Fowler, jr) Living in Cottage Grove, Oregon and Lane County.

a. Alisa Claire Fisher-Gormley, born: January 4, 1983, Medford, Oregon (Father – Joe Gormley) Engaged to: Tyler Jentzch  (Live in Springfield, Oregon)

1. Izaiah Jaze Fisher-Jentzsch, b. November 2, 2003

2. Kallita Rhianne, Fisher-Jentzsch b. October 21, 2005

b. Scott Jerome Fisher, born: August 19, 1990, Ashland, Oregon (father unknown)

6. Evalyne June, born: June 12, 1963, Medford, Oregon. Wed: c. 1989 to: Mike    Sullivan. Divorced: c. 1995.

1. Matthew Adam Fisher, born: October 19, 1984, Long Beach, California

2. Chase Tanner Sullivan, b. October 18, 1996, Medford, Oregon

IV. Fern Dilena Smith, b. July 1, 1910, Little Bear Ridge, Idaho, d. December, 1981, was living with her daughter, Anna, in Columbia Falls, Montana at the time of her death.

Harry Earl Kraft, born December 25, 1892, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Died March 25, 1943. Eugene, Oregon in a Veteran’s hospital.  Wed to: Fern Dilena Smith on July 16, 1929, Kalispell, Montana. “Oregon Death Index Name: Kraft, Harry E County: Lane Death Date: 27 Mar 1943”

Then Fern married: Al Shefferd in 1951 – Kalispell, Montana. Al brought four kids into the marriage making for a total of 9, since Peter Kraft died in 1947. Al worked hard to keep the large family together, but with the older kids heading off on their own, and with Service enlistments and with one or two being farmed out, the family began to shrink rapidly. Al died January 3, 1970.  Buried in Conrad Cemetery, Kalispell, Montana.

Children:

A. Harry “Mickey” Earl Kraft, Jr., b. April 21, 1930, Kalispell, Montana, Wed on March 9, 1952, in the Parks Air Force Base chapel, Pleasanton, California to: Donna Jean Austin, born July 1, 1933, Imperial, California.  Died: September 9, 2010 in Livermore, California.
Harry Earl Kraft Apr. 21, 1930 – Sept. 9, 2010 Resident of Livermore Harry Kraft, known to his family as Mickey, passed peacefully after a brief battle with liver cancer on Sept. 9, 2010. He was born in Kalispell, MT to Harry and Fern Kraft, and had 5 brothers and sisters. As a boy, Harry spent time in logging camps, where his father worked as a cook. Later he helped his step-father as a brick layer and bee keeper. When he was old enough, he enlisted in the Air Force. Starting his Air Force career in the Military Police, Harry served in the Korean War and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering through night and correspondence classes. Upon earning his degree, he became a radar technician and retired in 1969, after 20 years of service, as a Senior Master Sergeant. It was while stationed at Camp Parks in the Livermore Valley that he met the love of his life, Donna Sanders. They were married in 1952 and raised 3 sons during their 58 years together. After retiring from the Air Force, Harry and Donna settled in her home town of Livermore, and Harry adapted her family as his own. His background in electronics led him to a civilian career in the then fledgling semi-conductor industry. Over a period of 38 years, Harry worked for companies such as Memorex and Intel. He retired from Lam Research in 1997, as the Engineering Manager for the Pacific Rim. Active in the St. Michael Parish of Livermore, Harry was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a 9:30 Usher. Over the years, he and Donna taught classes in the Parish for engaged couples, confirmation and RCIA. He also volunteered at the Open Heart Kitchen. A patriot right up to his death, Harry will always be remembered for big hugs and little sayings, an endless supply of stories, his wonderful smile and great sense of humor, and colorful neck ties. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, and sons Steven and baby Mark. He is survived by his sister Mildred and brother Harlan, wife Donna, sons Michael (Ramona) and Patrick (Kathleen), grandchildren Caitlin, Danika, Cole and Chad, like-a-granddaughter niece Ashley, and numerous other nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held Sept. 15 Wednesday evening starting at 5:00 p.m. with vigil/rosary at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Michael church. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m., also at St. Michael’s, with interment to follow at St. Michael Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, Dublin, CA 94568. Holy Angels/St. Michael (925) 455-9696

1. Girl – born prematurely and was still born

2. Michael “Mike” Raymond Kraft, born November 2, 1955, Lackland AFB,                                 Texas. Wed to: Ramona

a. Caitlin Elaine “Katii” Kraft, b. February 27, 1985

b. Danika Leigh Kraft, b. July 16, 1990

3. Patrick “Pat” Bryan Kraft, b. March 2, 1957, Livermore, California. Wed to:                                          Kathleen (Sam or Sammy)

a. Cole Patrick, b. June 17, 19993.

b. Chad Michael, b. May 7, 1995.

4. Steven Richard Kraft, b. December 7, 1960, d. February 27, 2007, age 46,                                 Livermore, California. Born at the Minot AFB base hospital.

5. Mark Robert Kraft. Like Steven, he was born negative RH factor. Doctors were able to save Steven with two complete blood changes, but they were not able to save Mark and he passed away after only 36 hours.

B. Bernard Elmer Kraft, b. July 23, 1932, Kalispell, Montana, d. March, 1971, Bernard Elmer, wed on September 5, 1949, Kalispell, Montana to: Ethel Irene Keck, born February 14, 1932.  (July 2007 – FYI: David Kraft was Barney’s son. His death was ruled a suicide.  Bernard E. Kraft (Barney) was born in 1932.  Both Barney and Anna were still married (not separated) to their spouses at the time of their deaths. Mickey

1. Danny Leroy Kraft, February 15, 1950, Kalispell, Montana, d. May 11, 1950

2. David Eugene Kraft, b. October 10, 1951 – Kalispell, Montana, d. March 5,       1965.   Age 13 – suicide.

3. Nancy Ann Kraft, b. April 13, 1955, Kalispell, Montana

4. Karen Katherine Kraft, b. February 13, 1957, Kalispell, Montana

5. Gail Faye Kraft, b. October 1960, Kalispell, Montana

C. Anna Gertrude Kraft, b. February 28, 1934, Kalispell, Montana, Anna Gertrude wed on July 1, 1950, Kalispell, Montana to: Lewis William Luce, born September 13, 1919, Fort Shaw, Montana,   Anna died: March 18, 1986. 52 years old. Heart attack. Her arteries were completely clogged. She lived on a high fat, low fiber diet.

Anna’s Husband
Name: Lewis W Luce Sr Age: 77 Estimated birth year: 1920 Death Date: 28 Mar 1997 Death County: Flathead Residence County: Flathead Social Security Number: 517161379 Marital Status: Widowed Index Number: 2096 Source: Montana State Genealogical Society

Name: Lewis W. Luce SSN: 517-16-1379 Last Residence: 59912 Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States of America Born: 13 Sep 1919, Died: 28 Mar 1997 State (Year) SSN issued: Montana (Before 1951)

1. Leila Ann Luce, b. May 22, 1952, Whitefish, Montana. Leila Ann wed on July 5, 1970, Whitefish, Montana to: Donald Vernon King, Jr., b. March 23, 1948.

a. Louann Michell King, b. November 9, 1972, Whitefish, Montana

b. Karen Marie King, b. January 20, 1975

2. Ronald Earl Luce, b. April 25, 1954

3. Julia Delean Luce, b. November 13, 1955

4. Catherine “Kathy” Marie Luce, b. February 19, 1958

A. Luke

5. Lewis William Luce, Jr., August 13, 1959

Name: Lewis W Luce  Birth Date: Aug 1959  Street address: 121 Poverty Lane
City: Columbia Falls County:  Flathead State: Montana  Zip Code: 59912
Phone Number: 406-892-5783  Record Number: 52697751

D. Harland “Skip” George Kraft, b. July 11, 1936, Kalispell, Montana. aka: Skip, Harland George wed on June 9, 1960 to: Sandra “Sandy” Jean Swinehart, born July 11, ??

1. Kerry Ray Kraft, b. February 20, 1961, killed in an auto accident.

2. Kelly Renee Kraft, b. December 1, 1962

3. Kevin Royce Kraft, b. December 1, 1962

E. Mildred Florence Kraft, b. May 2, 1940, aka: Tutsie, “Toots” Mildred wed on February 16, 1956, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to: George Franklin Jackson, born March 29, 1935.

1. Diana Ann Jackson, b. May 16, 1956

2. Franklin O’Brian Jackson, b. June 23, 1957

3. Denice Kay Jackson, June 4, 1958

4. Peter Raymond Jackson, d. July 11, 1959, died, January, 1960

5. Rocky Lee Jackson, b. June 9, 1960, died, June 9, 1960

6. George Dale Jackson, b. May 22, 1961

7.  Dilena Marie Jackson, b. September 30, 1962

F. Peter Raymond Kraft, b. December 25, 1942, died November 25, 1947

Name: David E Kraft Age: 13 Estimated birth year: 1952 Death Date: 5 Mar 1965 Death             County: Flathead Residence County: Flathead Marital Status: Single–Never Married          Index Number: 1175 Source: Montana State Genealogical Society

Name: Bernard E Kraft Age: 38 Estimated birth year: 1933 Death Date: 20 Mar 1971       Death County: Flathead Residence County: Flathead Marital Status: Married Or    Separated Index Number: 1151 Source: Montana State Genealogical Society

Name: Bernard Kraft SSN: 517-32-0731 Born: 23 Jul 1932 Died: Mar 1971 State (Year) SSN issued: Montana (Before 1951)

Name: Anna G Luce Age: 52 Estimated birth year: 1934 Death Date: 18 Mar 1986 Death             County: Flathead Residence County: Flathead Social Security Number: 517608581             Marital Status: Married Or Separated Index Number: 1214 Source: Montana State        Genealogical Society

V. Elmer Bennett Smith, b. January 4, 1913, Big Bear Ridge, Idaho, wed: Ruby Helen Lucille Rasmussen – b. January 7, 1917,  Kalispell, Montana, on the family farm in the Evergreen District of the Flathead Valley. Moved to the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, June, 1946,  Died: February 4, 2008. Phoenix, Oregon

Ruby Helen Lucille Rasmussen Smith

On February 4, at the age of 91, Ruby Helen Lucille Smith was united with her Lord.  She leaves behind her husband of 72 years, Elmer Smith, of Phoenix, Oregon; her brother Don Rasmussen, of Kalispell, Montana; twin sons, Larry Smith of Jacksonville, Oregon, and Lloyd Smith of Longview, Washington; six grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Ruby Rasmussen was born on January 7, 1917, on the family farm in Kalispell, Montana, to Christian Hans Rasmussen of Denmark, and Dagny Marie Rasmussen of Norway.  In 1933, when she was sixteen years old, she met Elmer Smith at church.  His request to walk her home was the beginning of a love affair that was to span 75 years.  They eloped two weeks after her graduation and were married in Salmon City, Idaho, on June 10, 1935; but they returned to Kalispell, and in the stuff of family legend, told no-one for six months.

Ruby and Elmer moved to the Rogue Valley from Southern California in 1946, and purchased twelve acres on the outskirts of Phoenix, Oregon. There they built three houses, raised their children, and educated and entertained their grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the next six decades.
Ruby faced her final illness with grace, courage and humor, presiding from her bed, and welcoming many dozens of visitors, friends and family.  She will be remembered as her husband’s most precious jewel, a warm and loving mother and grandmother, a faithful friend, a gracious hostess, an avid emailer, and an enthusiastic blogger (ggsmith.blogspot.com).

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 9, at 2:00 pm at Calvary Church Assembly of God in Jacksonville, 525 North 5th Street (541-899-1015). There will be a visitation on Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, and on Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 am, at Conger Morris in Medford, 715 West Main Street (541-772-7111).

Elmer’s final remarks read by grandson Kenneth:

Even though this has been by far the most heart-crushing experience I have ever had to go through, if it will help my loved ones to remember their promises that they will meet my darling and me in heaven, it will be worth any temporary pain that I have to endure. If my blessed Lord Jesus will get any glory from it all, I can only say, “Thank you Jesus.” And though the best half of me has been taken away, I know that my Redeemer lives and I will see my sweetheart again. She promised me that she would meet me at the gate and we would worship Him together.

Epitaph for Ruby Smith

Given by Kenneth Smith, February 9, 2008 – Calvary Church, Jacksonville, Oregon

In the days since my grandmother died, I’ve been meditating on a poem by C. S. Lewis, written after the death of his wife, and now carved on her gravestone in Oxford, England.  C. S. Lewis writes,

Here the whole world (stars, water, air
Reflected in a single mind)
Like cast-off clothes was left behind
In ashes, yet with hope that she
Re-born from holy poverty,
In Lenten lands, hereafter may,
Resume them on her easter day.

Early in the morning of February 4th, Ruby Helen Lucille Smith left behind, like cast-off clothes, the mortal body she had carried with grace since 1917.  The husband with whom she had shared a bed and a life for 72 years was with her, and held her hand, and felt the Holy Spirit fill the room even as her own spirit departed.

Several hours later, as our family gathered around her deathbed to say one last good-bye, my mind was flooded with the memories of how that mortal body had served her over those years, and how she had used that body to serve others.  So many meals: so many wounds bandaged, tears dried, cookies baked, diapers changed, grandchildren hugged, emails sent and demanded.  How one quiet woman could represent so much activity and goodness is one of the mysteries of love.

We are gathered here today to celebrate the life, mourn the death, and rejoice in the homecoming of an extraordinary woman.  Whether we knew her as friend, aunt, grandmother, mother or loving wife, I can think of no better way to honor her than to take a few moments to look through her eyes, to see the whole world as it was reflected in the single mind of Ruby Smith.

Her Friends

Deep and lasting friendships formed a constant background to my grandmother’s world.  Ruby Smith did not establish temporary relationships, or make friends out of convenience.  The friends she made when she worked at Harry and David’s in the 1940’s, or when she attended Ashland Christian Center in the 1950’s, or when she worked at the orthopedic clinic in the 60’s and 70’s, remained her friends for life.  The number of these friendships necessarily diminished over the years, as she and Elmer remained healthy and vigorous, while more and more of their friends passed on.

But as anyone who was a recipient of her emails can testify, her days, and Elmer’s, were passed in frequent communication with old friends, visiting those who had grown sick, and helping those no longer able to fend for themselves.   I do not believe that any friend of Ruby’s could ever have complained of neglect or inattention; and a great many people in Ruby’s world had cause to be thankful for her consistent hospitality and quiet kindness.

Her Twins

My grandmother’s world revolved around her family.  When my grandfather rushed her to the hospital on a warm July day in 1940, the two of them had little idea what was in store.  The labor drugs knocked her out, and when she awoke, the nurse asked, “Did you know that you had twins?”  Still groggy, Ruby responded, “I didn’t know I had any.”

Ruby assumed her new role as the mother of twin boys with gusto.  For the next 18 years, she cooked, cleaned, mended, kissed, coddled, scolded, and chased her boys into adulthood.   In 1957, my famously frugal grandparents splurged on a brand-new ’57 Chevy for their two sons, and this was typical: they rarely bought anything for themselves, but nothing was too good for their boys.

Her Family

When Larry and Lloyd left home, married and had families of their own, Ruby found her world expanding once again. As the decades passed, through marriages, births, adoptions and virtual adoptions, she found herself the matriarch of a substantial and growing tribe.  And again, although they rarely bought anything for themselves, they helped their grandchildren in any way that they could.  Numerous house down payments, new cars, new computers, or college tuition payments had their origin in the bank account of a retired couple who never made more than $8 / hour.

Her Email

As the years passed, keeping the scattered and sundry members of her family connected became a substantial challenge.  But many decades ago, she had instituted a tradition of regular letters to all and sundry, a tradition which she maintained until her 91st birthday.  They started as hand-written letters, copied at the local post office, and sent out manually. About 15 years ago, we bought her an electric typewriter; her letters were perhaps longer after that, and of course typewritten, but otherwise unchanged.

It was probably 10 years ago that we pitched in and bought her first computer. She was horrified at the thought, and even called Larry in a panic: “They’ve bought me a computer, and they’re bringing it over, and I need you to make them stop!” Nevertheless, we set it up for her, and walked her through turning it on. We showed her how to point and click with a mouse, showed her how to use a word processor, and how to access the Internet with a browser. She remained unimpressed.

Then we showed her email.

We had no idea we were about to create a monster. We should have known by the way her breath quickened when she saw us adding email addresses to the “To:” line. She watched us change fonts, and then email backgrounds, her eyes narrowing. She sat down. We showed her how easy it was to reply to her emails, and how easily she could reply to ours. The look on her face grew sharp, and hungry. She wanted this.

The monster was born.

Ten years, three computers, two printers, and many thousands of emails later, we learned that the monster must be fed. If Grandma didn’t get twenty or thirty emails a day, she felt neglected. She forwarded emails like a fiend.  She kept track of who had sent her emails recently and who hadn’t.  Woe betide the grandson who neglected to email his grandmother, for his neglect should be broadcast to the entire family, and then some.

As to the letters: they were just the daily life of a woman who had seen 90 summers in her lifetime, and 90 winters; who had watched three generations grow up in her house; who had cooked more meals than I know how to count and fed more hungry descendants than I care to; who watched the husband she loved dearly for 75 years grow old alongside her. It was just life; but it was life.

Her Husband

Ruby’s world held nothing of greater worth than a skinny red-haired refugee from the Depression, fresh off the Salmon River, with an empty wallet and few prospects for filling it.  Since their first walk home, and their first kiss under a Montana sky, Ruby had eyes for little else in this world.  Most of you know that two weeks after she graduated from high school, Ruby and Elmer eloped – and that when they returned to Kalispell, they kept their marriage a secret for six months.  It is the stuff of family legend that Ruby’s mother began to suspect something amiss only when Elmer began coming down from Ruby’s bedroom for breakfast.

Ruby and her husband were inseparable.  One story of many will suffice. Until this week, I believe that the last time my grandparents spent a night apart was twelve years ago, in 1996.  I was moving up to Oregon from Southern California, and it seemed entirely natural to me to ask my blind 83-year old grandfather to come down and help me pack.  We left Los Angeles late, after many delays, and my grandfather kept me company as I drove the moving van through the night.  We arrived in Phoenix early the next morning, and were both exhausted as we drove up to their house, parked and climbed out.

As the eldest grandchild, I had grown used to my grandmother rushing out of the house to hug me whenever I came to visit, so I wasn’t surprised to see the door fly open and Ruby run down the driveway.  But this time she ran right past me and practically leaped into her husband’s waiting arms.  Only after some minutes of fussing over him did she manage a quick hug for me; and then immediately returned to Elmer’s arm, hardly to be shook off.  An eldest grandchild was a poor substitute for the husband she had missed so badly.

These stories are typical of their relationship: they loved each other passionately, unreasonably, completely.  The Great Depression, wars and rumors of wars, social revolutions and real ones, passed by in the outside world, leaving their love untouched.  Children were born, then grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; even age itself began to take its toll, but the strength of their love was renewed like the eagle’s.

Her Death

For the Christian, death will always have two faces.  It is true – it is blessedly true – that we rejoice, because Ruby is now with her Lord; and so long as the Lord tarries, the beatific vision which Ruby is now experiencing can be achieved in no other way than by walking the lonely valley of death.  But make no mistake: death is an enemy, and we fool ourselves if we think otherwise, or belittle its importance.  If death is not important, neither is birth.  Death rips us apart from the world which God made good, and in which God placed us.

And Ruby’s death was in this respect no exception.  My grandmother did not want to die.  “I never expected this,” I heard her say repeatedly during her final weeks.  “This is so sudden.”  Until three weeks ago, she had not seen a doctor for six years, and had never so much as taken an antibiotic.  Her perpetual good health made the sudden weakness that took her all the more alarming.  She worried about her dumpy, her house, the sudden flood of guests.  Ruby’s world was full of friends, family, and a husband whom she loved dearly, and it was not a world that she wished to leave behind.

Even so, even as her weakness grew and her own death grew more imminent, my grandmother revealed a grace that we had always suspected, and a sense of humor that we had not.  She kept us laughing through our tears as she retold old stories, and a few new ones.  She harangued her eldest great-grandchild into getting his hair cut.  She refused to put to rest the rumor that she had actually proposed to Elmer.  She revealed the existence of a stash of coffee she had long kept secret from my grandfather.

When her husband was being stubborn about something, she turned to him, wagged her finger, and said, “In a few days, you’ll be the boss, but for right now, it’s still me!”

At one point, as her illness dragged on, and her family refused to budge from her bedside, she said, “I can just imagine the headline on my obituary: ‘FINALLY’.”

My grandmother’s death came three weeks after her diagnosis, and it was a blessing; but after 91 years, it was too soon.  She died as she lived: much loved, surrounded by family, and fussing just a little.

Her New World

The whole world, as reflected in the single mind of Ruby Helen Lucille Smith, was as clear as daybreak, as simple as a stream, profound as the stars.  If you had looked through her eyes, you would have seen a world as broad as a lifetime of friendship, as narrow and focused as her family, and as plain as the ten acres of earth on which she and her husband built a lifetime together.  This is the world that Ruby Smith has cast off; but she cast it off in hope, with the faith that one day, when the world is made new, she will clothe herself with it anew: when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality.

In that reborn world, we know that God will wipe every tear from our eyes.  But that world is not this world, and in this world, our tears are appropriate.  So let us grieve for our loss; but Lord, do not let us grieve as those who have no hope.  “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God.  And the dead in Christ shall rise first; and then, we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Therefore, comfort one another with these words.”

A.  Larry Bennett Smith, born July 3, 1940, Los Angeles, California. Married Linda Lee Reb, born September 6, 1944, Anchorage, Alaska, in Ashland, Oregon, June 18, 1966

1. Brian Bennett Smith  b. November 5, 1969, Ashland, Oregon, married Helen Verna Bajocich, Born: February 22, 1970 Seattle, Washington, Married: February 17, 1996, West Seattle, Washington

a. Chloe Verina Smith, Born: September 6, 2000, Silverdale, Washington

b. Everest Bennett Smith, Born, January 9, 2004, Silverdale, Washington

c. Logan Brian Smith, Born: September 9, 2009, Rogue Valley Medical                                          Center, Medford, Oregon.  Assisting in the birth is Auntie Amber Shields,                                                 an OB nurse.

As I worked hard to find another mountain to name a potential son                                        after, Helen said “no more mountain names.”  She has liked the name                                          Logan for 10 years or so.  I waited until after Logan’s birth to inform                                      Helen that I loved the name because my son is named after Canada’s                                          highest mountain, and the second highest peak in North America. J  In                                              my mind, both of my son’s are named after big mountains.

Now that I have climbed my eldest son’s namesake, I have a new project                                      to dream about for some time in the future.  Maybe Everest can climb                                          Mt. Logan with me?  I don’t have a lot of years left for extreme climbing,                                           so I might have to climb Logan sooner, rather than later…

2.  Amber Lee Smith, b. February 14, 1973, Ashland, Oregon, married Richard Gordon Shields, Born: January 31, 1972, Denver, Colorado, June 14, 1994, Medford, Oregon

a. Matthias Atlas Shields, Born: April 27, 1996, Portland, Oregon

b. Nathanael Patrick Shields, Born: March egon31, 1998, Medford,                                                Oregon

c.  Deanndria Lee (DeeDee) Shields, Born: July 12, 2001, Medford, Oregon

3. Jose Edgar Rodriguez Marroquin, b. February 13, 1972 (December 24, 1971), San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A., married, Tanya Butler, b. May 30, 1973, Oxnard, California, on February 14, 1992 in Carson City, Nevada. (bonus son)

a. Alyssa Nicole Marroquin, b. November 29, 1993, Sacramento, Calif

b. Emilie Joselle Marroquin, b. June 30, 2002, Sacramento, California

c. Joseph (Joey) Angel Marroquin, December 4, 2003, Sacramento, Calif.

Jose and Tanya divorced: September 2007 agreeing to equally share the children.

B.  Lloyd Christian Smith., b. July 3, 1940, Los Angeles, California. Married Helen Mae Borman, born – March 9, 1945 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Wed: in Ashland, Oregon, March 19, 1966

1.  Jeanne Anne Sanchez, born – b.  July 2, 1958, San Francisco, California, married James Stephen  Jackson, b. March 16, 1963, Grants Pass, Oregon, m. November 13, 1982, Grants Pass, Oregon (bonus daughter)

a. Jessica Helen Ann, born – January 15, 1998, Los Angeles, California

(adopted)

2. Christopher Clyde Zornes – b. May 19, 1968, in the Santa Clara Valley                                      Medical Center, San Jose, California. Chris first slid his feet under a Smith                                     table in 1978 as a “bonus son”. Wed to: Ethie Ann Dean– b. May 27, 1970, on                               August 18, 1989 in Grants Pass, Oregon.

“It is so nice to belong, Being included in the tree makes me feel like

the graft has been a success. For a family with such deep roots it is

also generously grafted (Sanchez, Zornes, Rodruigez)”.

a.  Ashley Kelsey Zornes, b. October 28, 1992, Basset Army Community                                       Memorial Hospital, Fort Wainwright, Alaska

b. Brianna Mae Zornes, b. July 30, 1996, Josephine County Hospital,                                              Grant Pass, Oregon

2.  Kenneth Lloyd Smith, born – b. September 6, 1968, Grants Pass, Oregon, married Galena Bowie b. February 24, 1976, Reno, Nevada, on July 9, 2000, Hood River, Oregon

a. Caedmon Dante Christian Smith, b. August 11, 2007. Kirkland,                                                  Washington, at the Puget Sound Midwives and Birth Center. Adopted.                                          Finalized on January 11, 2008.

b. Brendan Javier  Michael Smith, b. May 13, 2009, adopted. Month early.             Measurements were in the 4% – 25% percentiles. Born at: Northwest           Hospital and Medical Center – Seattle. Adopted.

c. Calista June Evelyn Smith. Born at the Puget Sound Birthing Center in   Kirkland, WA, at 12:49 pm on June 1, 2010.  7 lbs 10 oz, 20″ long, black         hair, dark blue eyes.  Adopted.

“Caedmon” is obviously a unique name these days, but it has a long and distinguished history.  Specifically, Cædmon was the name of a 7th century English monk who wrote the earliest extant English poetry.  The work for which he is chiefly known is Caedmon’s Hymn
Now let me praise the keeper of Heaven’s kingdom,
the might of the Creator, and his thought,
the work of the Father of glory, how each of wonders
the Eternal Lord established in the beginning.
He first created for the sons of men
Heaven as a roof, the holy Creator,
then Middle-earth the keeper of mankind,
the Eternal Lord, afterwards made,
the earth for men, the Almighty Lord.

Galena has liked that name ever since she first heard it (in the Sunday school class where she and I first met).  So it seemed appropriate for our son.   Against its many benefits, we do acknowledge that the name has two chief disadvantages: (1) We and our son will forever be spelling it out to folks the first time they hear it, and (2) it sounds like “cave man”.  Oh well.  We figure that Caedmon’s cousin Everest will suffer similar indignities, in having to explain, “No, not Everett like the city: Everest, like the mountain.  (Sigh.)”

As for why he has two middle names, it’s because we couldn’t agree on what it should be.  Galena wanted “Dante”, because it was a name that Dorothy had chosen, and I wanted “Christian”, because it was a family name on my side.  We compromised by choosing both.  We figured that being a little ornery was also a family tradition.

The name – Brendan: Caedmon was named after a 7th century English monk, so                           we decided to continue the monk theme, and went with Brendan, a 6th century                                  Irish monk who was famous for his nautical travels                                                                             (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan).  Javier – Galena has always liked the                                   name Javier, and we thought that picking a Hispanic name would be a way to                              honor the Latino part of his heritage. Michael – Michael was the name of his birth                              father.

3.  Keith Lloyd Smith, born – b. May 2, 1971, Grants Pass,                                                              Oregon.

a.  Kaitlyn Rhianna Smith, b. Feb. 21, 1997, Pasadena, California

b. James “Bennett” Smith, b. August 12, 2000, Seattle, Washingto

The “Smith” Cousins

1. Ashley Kelsey Zornes, b. October 28, 1992, Fort Wainwright, Alaska

2. Alyssa Nicole Marroquin, b. November 29, 1993, Sacramento, Calif

3. Matthias Atlas Shields, Born: April 27, 1996, Portland, Oregon

4.  Brianna Mae Zornes, b. July 30, 1996,Grant Pass, Oregon

5. Kaitlyn Rhianna Smith, b. Feb. 21, 1997, Pasadena, California

6. Jessica Helen Ann, born – January 15, 1998, Los Angeles, California

7. Nathanael Patrick Shields, Born: March 31, 1998, Medford, Oregon

8. Bennett Smith, b. August 12, 2000, Seattle, Washington

9. Chloe Verina Smith, Born: September 6, 2000, Silverdale, Washington

10. Deanndria Lee (DeeDee) Shields, Born: July 12, 2001, Medford, Oregon

11. Emilie Joselle Marroquin, b. June 30, 2002, Sacramento, California

12. Joseph (Joey) Angel Marroquin, December 4, 2003, Sacramento, Calif.

13. Everest Bennett Smith, Born, January 9, 2004, Silverdale, Washington

14. Caedmon Dante Christian Smith, b. August 11, 2007.

15.  Brendan Javier Michael Smith, b. May 13, 2009, Born: Seattle.

16. Logan Brian Smith, Born: September 9, 2009, Medford, Oregon.

VII. Violet Luella Smith, b. August 13, 1917.  Montana, on Grandpa Smith’s homestead, Dawson County, later divided homestead, then in Garfield County. died November 14, 1981, Santa Cruz, California.

Against everyone’s wishes,  Violet ended up marrying Marion Caton..  When she left home Ila said, “I will paddle my own canoe” and “she sure did” as her brother Elmer put it,

Wed on August 31, 1935 in Montana,  divorced  1959    Remarried March 28, 1964, Vallejo, CA

to Lawrence “Marion: Caton, b.  May 17, 1914, Big Fork Montana, died November 19, 1974, Watsonville, California.

A. Beverly Mae Caton, b. March 10, 1936, Kalispell, Montana, Beverly Mae,

Wed on December 19, 1954, Soquel, California to Robert Ray Pinelli, b. January 31, 1935, Santa Cruz, California

1. Diane Marie, b. March 23, 1957, Mobile, Alabama.

Wed to Glen Alen Lipska on May 9, 1976.

Glen was b. on October 30, 1955.

a. Benjamin Scott LIPSKA, b. 26 Jul 1980, Humble, Texas

2. Barbara Jean, b. January 23, 1959, Moses Lake, Washington.

Wed to Dennis Cardoza on May 1, 1977.  Dennis b. on September 24, 1949, died 20 Mar 2001

a. Kevin Joseph CARDOZA b.12 Mar 1978 Santa Cruz, California

Wed to Heidi REEVES, 1998 in Santa Cruz, California

a.  Joseph Albert CARDOZA b.30 Mar 1999, Santa Cruz, California

  1. b.  Madison Isabella Cardoza b. 06 Jun 2005, Santa Cruz,   California

b. Daniel CARDOZA b. 3 Dec 1980

Wed to Alexandria , Santa Cruz, California

a. Dalainey Alexandria , b. 26 May 2004, Santa Cruz, California

Second marriage for Barbara Pinelli, July 1982

To Rodney Jay LEYDIG, b..7 Mar 1957

a. .Nicole Christine (b.15 Jul 1983)

a. Jacob Jay Albertson , b. 27 Dec 2003, Santa Cruz, CA

b. Daunte Maurice Walton, b. 30 Sep 2005, Federal Way, WA

b. Garrett Donald LEYDIG b. 9 Sep 1988

Third marriage for Barbara Pinelli, .27 Nov 1997 to Alan SHELLEY

a. Kiah William SHELLEY b. 21 Dec 1994, Watsonville, California

3. Cheryl Lynn, b. March 1, 1965, Napa, California

Wed 8 Apr 1984, Santa Cruz, California

to Gregory Alan BIXLER b. 12 Jan 1965 , Watsonville, California

a. Christopher Cody BIXLER b. 26 Mar 1988, Santa Cruz, California

b. Kelsi Lynn Marie BIXLER b. 9 Sep 1992, Santa Cruz, California

B. Donna Marie Caton, b. March 13, 1937, Kalispell, Montana. Donna Marie,

wed on September 13, 1953, Santa Cruz, California

to George Robert Langely, Jr., b. May 6, 1934, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Donna died January 8, 2007 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

Donna was preceeeded in death by her children, George Robert Langley III

and Debora Jean (Langley) Fichter and her sisters Connie Lee (Caton) Hobbs

and Arlita Joy (Caton) Meyer.

Survivors include: her husband Carl Tidmore of Broken Bow, OK.

Sons; William Edward Langley of Red Bluff, Ca. and Michael Thomas Langley of  PA. Daughters; JoLynn Marie (Langley) Channel and    Marlissa Helen (Chase) Blocker of Red Bluff, CA. grand children and great grandchildren

Brothers; Lewis Marlin Caton  of  Corning, Ca, Lawrence James Caton of Wake Forest, NC, Johnnie Ray Caton of Phoenix, AZ, and Bruce Gordon Caton of Aptos, CA. Sisters; Beverly Mae (Caton) Pinelli of Corning, CA, Frances Darlene

(Caton) Porter of Red Bluff, CA and Bonnie Faye (Caton) Cassel of Vacaville, CA. Many nieces and nephews.

MICHAEL THOMAS9 LANGLEY

Born 22 Jul 1957 in Brooklyn, NY, and died 05 Feb 2008 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

Descendants of Donna Marie Caton

Generation No. 1
1. DONNA MARIE8 CATON (LAWRENCE MARION7, JAMES LEWIS6, JOSHUA H.5, NOAH     SIMON4, BENJAMIN3, CHARLES2, JOHN1) was born 13 Mar 1937 in Kalispell, Flathead County, MT,                and died 09 Jan 2007 in Broken Bow, OK. She married (1) MILTON CHASE. He was born 29 May 1920,       and died 22 May 2003. She married (2) GEORGE ROBERT LANGLEY II Sep 1953 in Santa Cruz, CA,                            son of GEORGE ROBERT LANGLEY SR. He was born 06 May 1934. She married (3) CARL CURTIS                TIDMORE Aug 1970 in Mt Shasta, CA, son of ARTHUR TIDMORE and ELSIE GAMMON. He was           born 30 Aug 1936.

Notes for DONNA MARIE CATON:

SSD

DONNA M TIDMORE 13 Mar 1937 09 Jan 2007 (V) 74728 (Broken Bow, Mccurtain, OK) (none                 specified) 558-48-6595 California

Child of DONNA CATON and MILTON CHASE is:

2. i. MARLISSA HELEN9 CHASE, b. 27 Aug, San Jose. CA.

Children of DONNA CATON and GEORGE LANGLEY are:

ii. GEORGE ROBERT9 LANGLEY III1, b. 02 Jul 1954, Brooklyn, NY; d. 10 Sep 1973,                                                    Fayetville NC.

More About GEORGE ROBERT LANGLEY III:

Record Change: 16 Dec 2001

3. iii. WILLIAM EDWARD LANGLEY, b. 21 Jan 1956, Brooklyn, NY.

4. iv. MICHAEL THOMAS LANGLEY, b. 22 Jul 1957, Brooklyn, NY; d. 05 Feb 2008, Broken Bow,            Oklahoma.

5. v. DEBORA JEAN LANGLEY, b. 15 Nov 1959, Brooklyn, NY; d. 27 Apr 1996, Deerfield Beach FL.

6. vi. JOLYNN MARIE LANGLEY, b. 06 Jan 1968, San Jose. CA.

Generation No. 2
2. MARLISSA HELEN9 CHASE (DONNA MARIE8 CATON, LAWRENCE MARION7,                                    JAMES LEWIS6, JOSHUA H.5, NOAH SIMON4, BENJAMIN3, CHARLES2, JOHN1) was                                           born 27 Aug in San Jose. CA. She married (1) UNKNOWN. She married (2) JOHN BLOCKER1.

More About JOHN BLOCKER:

Record Change: 16 Dec 2001

Child of MARLISSA CHASE and UNKNOWN is:

i. BRANIEL LARUECE10 CHASE, b. 23 Aug 1983.

Children of MARLISSA CHASE and JOHN BLOCKER are:

ii. DOMINIQUE REO10 BLOCKER, b. 13 Feb 1990.

iii. VIDEL VAGES BLOCKER, b. 13 Feb 1990.

iv. ALLANTE’ ESQUIRE BLOCKER, b. 01 Aug 1992.

3. WILLIAM EDWARD9 LANGLEY (DONNA MARIE8 CATON, LAWRENCE MARION7,                                            JAMES LEWIS6, JOSHUA H.5, NOAH SIMON4, BENJAMIN3, CHARLES2, JOHN1) was                                            born 21 Jan 1956 in Brooklyn, NY. He married LORI JO ISON 13 Jun 1976 in Reno, NV. She                                               was born 06 May 1960 in Red Bluff, CA.

Children of WILLIAM LANGLEY and LORI ISON are:

i. HEATHER MARIE10 LANGLEY, b. 07 Jan 1977, Red Bluff, CA.

ii. MITZI CHIVON LANGLEY, b. 12 Jan 1979, San Jose, CA.

4. MICHAEL THOMAS9 LANGLEY (DONNA MARIE8 CATON, LAWRENCE MARION7,                                                JAMES LEWIS6, JOSHUA H.5, NOAH SIMON4, BENJAMIN3, CHARLES2, JOHN1) was                                            born 22 Jul 1957 in Brooklyn, NY, and died 05 Feb 2008 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He married                                        (1) DIANE in Santa Cruz, CA. She was born 06 May 1960. He married (2) RENE’E IRENE                                    SAMOLEWICZ 18 Sep 1988, daughter of EUGENE SAMOLEWICZ and LIVING                                                           SAMOLEWICZ. She was born 16 Sep 1954.

Child of MICHAEL LANGLEY and DIANE is:

i. HAILEY LEE10 LANGLEY, b. 02 Dec 1978, Santa Cruz, CA.

Children of MICHAEL LANGLEY and RENE’E SAMOLEWICZ are:

ii. TABITHA IRENE10 LANGLEY.

iii. KIMBERLY LANGLEY.

iv. MICHAEL EUGENE LANGLEY, b. 07 Nov 1992.

5. DEBORA JEAN9 LANGLEY (DONNA MARIE8 CATON, LAWRENCE MARION7, JAMES                                       LEWIS6, JOSHUA H.5, NOAH SIMON4, BENJAMIN3, CHARLES2, JOHN1)1 was born 15                                          Nov 1959 in Brooklyn, NY, and died 27 Apr 1996 in Deerfield Beach FL. She married GARY                                                 FICHTER. He was born 16 Oct 1954.

More About DEBORA JEAN LANGLEY:

Record Change: 16 Dec 2001

Children of DEBORA LANGLEY and GARY FICHTER are:

i. GARY10 FICHTER, b. 13 Jan 1980.

ii. SHARI LYNN FICHTER, b. 08 Jun 1982.

iii. CRYSTAL MARIE FICHTER, b. 03 Oct 1989.

6. JOLYNN MARIE9 LANGLEY (DONNA MARIE8 CATON, LAWRENCE MARION7,                                    JAMES LEWIS6, JOSHUA H.5, NOAH SIMON4, BENJAMIN3, CHARLES2, JOHN1) was                                           born 06 Jan 1968 in San Jose. CA. She married (1) JOHN TEW. She married (2) DENNIS                                        CHANNEL.

Child of JOLYNN LANGLEY and JOHN TEW is:

i. JESSICA MARIE10 TEW, b. 01 Mar 1987.

Child of JOLYNN LANGLEY and DENNIS CHANNEL is:

ii. VAUGHN DOUGLAS CURTIS10 CHANNEL, b. 13 May 1993.

Endnotes
1. GEDCOM File : Smith Bennett Caton.ged, 8 AUG 2003.

1. George Robert, III, b. July 2, 1954, Brooklyn, N.Y., died September 10, 1973

2. William Edward, b. January 21, 1956.  Wed to Lori Jo Ison on June 13, 1976, Reno, Nevada, Lori b. May 6, 1960, Red Bluff, California.

a. Heather Marie, b. January 7, 1977, Red Bluff, California

b. Mitzi Chivon  b..12 Jan 1979, San Jose, Califronia

3. Michael Thomas, b. July 22, 1957, Brooklyn, NY

Wed, Santa Cruz, California  to Diane UNKNOWN b. 6 May 1960

a. Hailey Lee b. 2 Dec 1978, Santa Cruz, California

2nd marriage for Michael Thomas Langley , Sept. 16, l988,

Rene’e Irene SAMOLEWICZ , b. 16 Sep 1954

a. Tabitha Irene

b. Michael Eugene LANGLEY (b.7 Nov 1992)

c. Kimberly

4. Debora Jean, b. November 15, 1959 died Apr 27, l996, Deerfield Beach FL

Wed to Gary FICHTER b.16 Oct 1954

a. Gary FICHTER b.13 Jan 1980, New York

b. Shari Lynn FICHTER b. 8 Jun 1982, NewYork

c. Crystal Marie FICHTER  b. 3 Oct 1989

5. Jo Lynn, b. January 6, 1968, San Jose, California

Wed to; John TEW

a. Jessica Marie b. 1 Mar 1987

2nd marriage for Jo Lynn Langley Dennis CHANNEL b. 7 Jul 1954

a. Vaughn Douglas Curtis CHANNEL b. 13 May 1993

Second marriage for Donna Marie on April 4, 1964, San Jose, California

Milton Chase b. 29 May 1920  died 22 May 2003, Redding, California

1. Marlissa Helen CHASE  b. 27 Aug 196? , San Jose, California

a. Braniel Laruece CHASE  b. 23  Aug  l983

Wed to John BLOCKER

b. Dominique Reo, b.13 Feb 1990

b. Videl Vages,       b.13 Feb 1990

c.. Allante’ Esquire, b. 1 Aug 1992

d.  Son 200?

Third marriage for Donna Marie, on August 16, 1970, Dunsmuir, California

to Carl Curtis Tidmore, b. August 30, 1936, Oklahoma.

C. Frances Darlene Caton, b. May 6, 1938, Kalispell, Montana, Frances Darlene

wed on December 26, 1959, Las Vegas, Nevada

to Harry Emmanuel Holm, b. March 30, 1917, Modesto, California. Harry died February 5, 1985 in Red Bluff, California.

1.  James Curtis, b. January 21, 1964, Santa Cruz, California (father was 47)

Wed stephanie ??, 1984,  Red Bluff, California

Second marriage for James Holm to Debbie ???, Red Bluff, California

a. Cylia Lynn b. 29 Jul 1988

3rd marriage for James Holm, to Sandra Kathlene HOUGHTBY b. 20 Oct 1962

2nd marriage for Frances Darlene Caton, May 1998 , Red Bluff California

to Dennis PORTER b. 29 Dec 1936  died 23 Jan 2001, Red Bluff, California.

D. Connie Lea Caton, b. August 8, 1939, Connie Lea, died 4 Sep 1979, Santa Ana, California was wed on August 29, 1958  to Richard Hobbs, b. on March 26, 1939.

1. Richard Brian, b. November 14, 1959

2. Larry Jay, b. December 27, 1960

3. William Harvey, b. September 10, 1963

E. Lewis Marlin Caton, b. December 14, 1941. Never married.

F. Lawrence “Larry” James Caton, b. October 19, 1943, San Francisco, California, wed on March 28, 1964, Reno Nevada to Margaret Beatrice Woodlief, b. January 17, 1946, Wake Forest, North Carolina.

1. Lawrence James, Jr., b. September 26, 1964, Santa Cruz, Californa

a. Ryan Brandon b. 22 Apr 1988, Santa Cruz,CA

2. Linda Carol, b. April 6, wed to Mitch Terry

3. Cynthia Darlene, b. August 21, 1967 wed to Marvin Brooks,Jr. b. 11 Feb 1965

a. Buddy, 5 Feb 1992

G. Arlita Joy Caton, b. July 19, 1946, Watsonville, California, died 19 Mar 2003, Salinas, California

1. Steven Edward LEE b. 28 Feb 1963, Oakland, California

Wed on October 7, 1967, Las Vegas, Nevada

to Laurence Cunningham, b. January 29, 1924, Ojai, California, died 09 October, 1996, Salinas, California

1. Eugene Allan, b. May 26, 1964, Santa Clara, California

2. Russell Warren ,b. 13 Apr 1966

3. Anita Joy, b. 2 Aug 1969

H. Johnnie Ray Caton, b. May 1, 1948, Aptos/Santa Cruz, California, Wed on January 25, 1969 at Lowry Air Force Base – Colorado, to Patricia Ruth  Meyer, b. October 16, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Patricia died on September 12, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Johnnie Ray served 20 years in the air force. GLENDALE, ARIZ. Patricia Ruth Caton, 59, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. She was born Oct. 16, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minn. Patricia graduated in 1967 from Arvada High School in Arvada, Colo. Pat was an Air Force wife for 17 years, traveling to Okinawa and the Philippines. Pat was an eligibility worker for Monterey County Department of Social Services for 12 years and the state of Arizona for two years. Her hobbies were collecting ceramic owls and Thomas Kincaid paintings and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was married for 40 years to Johnny Caton. She will be loved and missed a lot. Survivors: Daughter, Dawn Alvarez; son, Erik Caton; and five grandchildren. Celebration of Life: Was held Monday, Sept. 14, at Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale, Ariz.

1. Dawnetta ‘Dawn” Renee Caton b. July 25, 1975, Camp Kuwae, Okinawa, Japan. Wed to: Michael Ferreria on April 18, 1993 in Reno, Nevada.

a. Tyler Michael Ferreria, b. June 28, 1993, Salinas, California.

b. Seth Paul Ferreria, b. July 2, 1994, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

Dawnetta and Michael were divorced about 2000.

Then Dawnetta married Mario Santonyo-Alverez on June 5, 2002, an illegal Mexican. In 2008 he was barred from the US for using false papers.

c. Haley Star Alverez, b. November 11, 2001 in Phoenix, Arizona.

d. Justin Joseph Alverez, b. September 5, 2003

e. Mary Queen Alverez, b. January 6, 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona.

2. Eric Donald Caton b. May 20, 1984), The Philippines,  Adopted at five days. Johnnie and Pat put the word out with their Filo maid to look for an adoptable baby. Judge wrote that the “mother was a bar maid.”  Eric was a “milk” baby. Part white. Would not have been accepted into Filo society. Would have been shunned into a life as a beggar.

Married on June 24, 2006 in Salinas, California to Yesenia Gomez, b. April, 1985, Salinas, California. (Yesenia’s parents – Hector and Clemenica Gomez)

I. Bruce Gordon Caton, b. April 18, 1950, Aptos, California, wed on April 6, 1968, Scotts Valley, California to Margaret Ann Robeson, b. April 12, 1949.  Died: November 22, 2008 – in his sleep – Santa Cruz, California

1. Jamie Lynn, b. July 13, 1968, Santa Cruz, California

2. Lindy Darlene, b. April 12, 1969, Santa Cruz, California

3. Bruce Gordon, Jr., March 28, 1972, Santa Cruz, California

Divorced April, 1975. The children took their stepfather’s name.

J. Bonnie Fay Caton, April 14, 1953, Santa Cruz, California, wed. 12 Feb 1972, Napa, California, to Glenn Lemoyne Cassell Jr b. 15 Mar 1951

  1. Christina Louise Cassell, b. 20 Sep 1972, Vallejo, California

wed  8 Oct 1994,Vacaville, CA  to  Michael Selmos 25 Aug 1973

a. Cherilynne Rose Selmos , b.  4 Jan 1998

2. Glenn Lemoyne Cassell, III. , b. 14 Sep 1973, Napa

wed  4 May 1996, Vacaville, CA  to Camellla Marie Root  b. 15 Dec 1973

a. Myranda Chyann   15 Dec 1998, Red Bluff,CA

b.AustinTyler  25 July 2000, Red Bluff,CA

3. Scott Cassell, b. 3 May 1978, Vallejo, California

wed  26 May 2001 to Kirsta Leah Thompson,  b.  20 Nov 1978  Tucan, Ariz

a. Alissa Anne Cassell,   21 Dec 1998, Red Bluff, CA

b.  Cody Scott Cassell,   08 May 2002, Red Bluff, CA

VIII. Harland Chester Smith, b. April 28, 1920, Kalispell, Montana. d. June 13, 1992, wed on June 26, 1946, Kalispell, Montana, to: Judith “Judy” Prestbye, born November 22, 1924, Kalispell, Montana. Died: November 1988 in Mountain View, California.

(From Sandi Seregow: my grandfather’s (Hans  Prestbye)  brother was a sailor, crossed the Atlantic Ocean 43 times, became a navigator on Flathead Lake and was a pilot of the only sailing vessel and first boat  on the Flathead Lake! Prestbye is an American spelling of the Norwegian   name, Prestboen — prest meaning preacher and boen meaning home. The family farm was called Prestboen – but not sure why.

Dad died in a convalescent center in Stockton, California. He was transferred from the VA Hospital in Livermore when funds ran out)

A. Linda Ruth Smith, born March 24, 1948, Kalispell, Montana. Wed to: James E. Patterson on October 1, 1966, Sunnyvale, California. James “Skip” born September 27, 1945.

1. Brenda Kristine Patterson, born June 21, 1971.  Married to Joseph “Joey” Perry             on September 17, 1994 in Tracy, California.

a. Lauren – b. about 1997

b. Megan  – b. about 2000

c. Taylor  – b. about 2003

d. Addison – b. 2007

2. Cynthia Diane Patterson, born October 9, 1974.  Married to Jerry Crawford Pettit on August 12, 2000 in Tracy, California.

a. Tyler Matthew Pettit – born October 30, 2002 in Stockton, California.

B. Sandra “Sandi” Joyce Smith, born April 18, 1950, Medford, Oregon.  Wed to: David Allen Seregow on August 23, 1969, Sunnyvale, California. David born March 26, 1948.

1. David Ryan “Ryan” Seregow, born December 22, 1981 in Mountain View, CA

C. David Harland Smith, born June 13, 1958, Sunnyvale, California. (Never married)

IX. Ethel Irene Smith, born  August 11, 1921, Essex, Montana,  Wed to: Aaron Cornelius Perkins, born December 28, 1910, Mineral Wells, Texas. Died July 14, 1956, Compton, California, Wed on February 16, 1946, Culver City, California.

Ethel Smith Perkins was widowed after 10 years of marriage. (1946 – 1956) Quentin Wold was married to Ethel’s sister, Addie Smith Wold for 50 years (1931 – 1981)

Ethel and Quentin married, September 18, 1982 and were married for 16 years.

A. Duane Lawson, born April 30, 1948, Los Angeles, California.  Duane married Judy Gurman on January 29, 1983.in Downey, California. Judy born: July 2, 1940. Duane and Judy had no children.  Duane was born with limited hearing, which has necessitated additional training throughout his life. Duane and Judy live within both a hearing world and a deaf culture. Duane has also overcome significant sight problems. On March 8, 2007 Duane wrote:

Hi Lloyd,

What is a surprise to hear from you? Now I can contact you at anytime. I am glad that Larry sends a picture to you. It was June, 1979 that I went to Portland for deaf mission conference as my friends and I stopped to visiting you guys at Crater Lake before arriving to Portland.

Judy (my wife) and I are doing fine but keep busy. Judy was supposed to retire now but she preferred to retire until she is seventy years old which means less than five years. Because she wants to keep busy without losing memory. Her father had a bad memory when he was late eighty years old. I don’t remember what it called the losing memory, not like Alzheimer’s.

I am college student now for Drafting Technology. I was a Draftsman and have changed new career by my doctor suggested. I worked as Graphic Artist for community newspaper for seven years then to yellow page advertise for four years. After the Yellow Page USA closed my company and laid all artists off. I went to college to take the drafting class. I doing good for drafting and others but Intermediate Algebra is hard and confusing to figure it out.

We attend at the Saddleback Church; you might heard Pastor Rick Warren who wrote the popular book of Purpose Driven. He is a good pastor to us.

I supposed Larry has told you about my mother that she already moved out from L.A. to Placentia (close to Fay and Ray). She has a good mood and happy in new home.

Hope to see you and Helen if we have our vacation to drive north in May. I will try to encourage my mother to go with us to visit your parents and Larry and Linda. Wait and see if we can go.Duane

X. .  Bonnie Charlotte Smith, b. March 1, 1925, Essex, Montana, wed to: Jack Herbert Land, born May 15, 1925, Los Angeles, California, on June 26, 1948, Fresno, California.  Jack died: March 21, 2006 and is interned at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, Oregon.

A. Dacia “Jackie” Marlene Land, born February 13, 1952, Los Angeles,      California. Wed to: Larry Allen Welsh on June 7, 1969, Cave Junction, Oregon.          Larry born April 30, 1952, Kerby, Oregon.  They have three children.

1. Charlotte Welsh, born March 12, 1970, Grants Pass, Oregon,  Married                            on December 10, 1988 to Shane Archer

a. Cassandra Alicia Archer, b. January 30, 1990.

1. Trenton Michael, b. February 24, 2007

His dad’s name is Micheal Robbin

2. Gavin Ross Thomas b. May 7, 2009 – Grants Pass,                                                           Oregon. Father is: Bobby Thomas. Born six weeks                                                                premature at 4 lbs. 13 oz.

Then Charlotte and Shane divorced.  On July 30, 1991 Charlotte married                           Adrian Ferguson. They had five children.  All were born in Grants Pass,                             Oregon.

b. Alexandra (Alex) Ferguson, b. October 24, 1991

c. Leanna Lane Ferguson, b. September 18, 1996

d. Meranda Renae, b. May 31, 1998

e. Nethanial, b. July 12, 2001

f. Kyle Ferguson, b. May 9, 2004

2. Shane Anthony Welsh, born April 3, 1973, Grants Pass, Oregon

a.  Saundra Marie, b. April 15, 1995, Grants Pass, Oregon

b.  Madison, b. July 20, 1995,  Grants Pass, Oregon

c. Jonathan Michael, b. March 15, 1997, Texas

3. Michelle Renae Welsh, born December 12, 1976,  Monte                                                 Vista, Colorado. On August 10, 1994 Michelle married, Frank (KC) Allen                          Chapman, in Hugo, Oregon. KC was born, April 20, 1974 in San Diego,                                  California. They have two children.

a. Carson Jade Chapman, b. November 10, 1995, Bend, Oregon

b. Jacob “Jagger” Tyler Chapman, b. March 11, 1997

XI. Fay Laurel Smith, b. April 23, 1927, Essex, Montana. Wed to: Raymond Bergthold Schmidt, born September 26, 1921, Corn, Oklahoma, on December 12, 1951, Los Angeles, California.

A. Teresa Jean Schmidt, born: December 26, 1953, Glendale, California. Wed to: Roland Mark LeRoux, Jr., on June 26, 1976, Covina, California. Mark born, August 8, 1953.

  1. Danielle Nicole LeRoux, born: June 23, 1983 in San Dimas, California. Married Aron Alexander “Sasha” Stepanian at Newport Beach on April 23, 2006. Sasha born, June 23, 1979 at home in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

2.   Brian Michael LeRoux, born: April 19, 1985, in San Dimas, California.

B. Brenda Arlene Schmidt, born August 30, 1957, West Covina, California. Married to Roy Simpson in San Diego, California on February 12, 1983. Roy born in Albequerque, New Mexico on April 21, 1953.

1. Jeffrey Roy Simpson, born: San Diego, California, March 3, 1989.

XII. Ramona Adele Smith, b. August 13, 1928, Los Angles, California, d. January 11, 2002, Spokane, Washington.  Wed to: John Bentley Ellsworth, February 14, 1949, born September 22, 1918, Glasgow, Montana, died May 13, 1970 in the LA area. Worked as a janitor for Disney.

A. boy – born when Ramona was 15, which would have made the year – 1943 (Charles or perhaps Ralph), born in a Salvation Army Home for Unwed Mothers.  Or it could have been a Catholic home for expectant mothers. The boy was born with a clubfoot. Since the family was not prepared for the medical costs, the boy was adopted out to a family that could handle the expenses.

B. Donald Eugene Smith Bailey, born October 23, 1947 (father unknown) Don was born as “Smith”, but took his mother’s boy friend’s name “Bailey”, before entering the army      when he was 16.  Don is not sure why he did that.  Don married: Mary Jean Zienke and           had two children: Charlie and Marie

Donald Eugene Bailey , 1310 W Augusta Ave, Spokane, WA 99205-4306, (509) 325-8090

Married present wife: Judy on August 13, 1996.  Don does not know the whereabouts of his daughter, Marie.

1. Charlie Bailey. The boy’s last name was changed to “Zienke”, his mother’s                                 maiden name following Donald’s divorce. b. November 17, 1970

a. Chris or Christopher b. about 1999. Not sure of the boy’s last name.

b. Christian b. about 2997. Not sure of the boy’s last name.

2. Marie Bailey. The girl’s last name was changed to “Zienke”, her mother’s                                   maiden name following Donald’s divorce. b. about 1976. Little is known about                             her.

C. Shirley Ann Ellsworth, born October 21, 1949  –  Little is known about Shirley.

Hi, Like I told you, I explored the California marriage and divorce records, 1960-1995 on ancestry.com  This is what I found:
Shirley A. Ellsworth age 16 born about 1950 married Bernard A. Linden age 20 born about 1946 on May 9, 1966 in Los Angeles City, CA

Shirley A. Linden/Shirley A. Ellsworth age 19 born about 1950 married Douglas W. Gilmore age 21 born about 1948 on March 24, 1969 in Los Angeles City, CA

Shirley A. Ellsworth divorced Douglas W. Gilmore Oct 1972 in Los Angeles City, CA

I found a Nevada marriage record for a Shirley A. Gilmore of California to a Richard W. Schultz of California in Reno, Washoe Co., NV on Aug. 1, 1995. I called a Shirley Schultz in Tracy, CA She said she was not Shirley Ellsworth. I called another phone #925-778-3214 but got no answer nor an answering machine.

I will keep looking.
Linda Ellsworth
3063 30th Ave., SE
Albany, OR 97322
541-924-9372

Eli and Elias Washington Smith Family Tree

Suzette Thompson – Jan 8, 2002 Eli Smith Descendants

Eli SMith b. 17 Oct. 1807 in Pa. or Ohio (depends on census) md. 20 Jan. 1853 in Bourbon, Marshall, In. to Julia Ann Tuttle. Died: Nov. 1884 in Marshall co., Kansas. He is said to have been married once before in Ohio.

Children:

1. Elias Washington SMITH b. 30 Oct. 1853  (see info. on him in one of the 1st postings)

2. Aaron T. SMITH b. 12 May 1855 in MarshallCo., In. Married to Hannah MOORE.   Died 29 Sept. 1934 in Newberg, Ore.

3. Flora Rhoda SMITH b. 18 Oct. 1857 in Marshall co., IN. Married to Jacob Sylvester Harrison on 7 Sept. 1873 in Marshall co., Ks. or Jewell co., Ks.   Died `13 July 1929. Buried Kendrick, Latah, Idaho. (this is my line)

Flora md. 2nd A. P. Hollingsworth

4. Leroy Martin SMITH b. 2 Apr. 1866 in Marshall Co., IN. md. to Harriet Bell Hill. Died 20 Oct. 1934 in Daisy, Stevens, Wash.

LeRoy md. 2nd Bessie Cutler on 4 July 1928

After Eli died, LeRoy and his mother Julia were alone.   The older children having moved to Idaho.

Right now we think that Eli’s parents were Henry Smith and Mary.   We think his 1st wife was an Elizabeth. and they had a son named Noah.   1850 census of Starke co., Ohio.

Eli Smith, born October 17, 1807, married Julia Ann Tuttle, born 11-6-26 in Rush County, Indiana, Father: Enos Starling Tuttle, born 11-21-1795 in New Haven, Connecticut. Julia’s mother: Rhoda Benson, born 2-18-1803

Marriage 1 Joseph Wamsley, born 1818  Married 2-5-1848 in Marshall, Indiana

Children:

1. Dwight Clinton Wamsley

2. James Wamsley

3. Justina Caroline Wamsley

Marriage 2 of Julia to Eli Smith, born 10-17-1807 in Pennsylvania

Married 1-20-1853 in Marshall County, Indiana

Children

1. Elias Washington Smith, born 10-30-1853 near Bourbon, Marshall Co., Indiana, son of Eli and Julia Smith.  Died 4-27-1925.

2. Aaron T. Smith, born 5-12-1855

3. Flora Rhoda Smith, born 10-18-1857 in Indiana

4. Leroy Martin Smith, born 4-2-1866 in Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana

2 Elias Washington Smith, born 10-30-1853, Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana, died 4-27-1925       + Ida Eugenia DeLair, born 4-17-1855  m 12-16-1872

3 Aaron Victor Smith, born 11-21, Marshall County, Indiana

+ Gertrude May Bennett, born 11-8-1885

a. 2-4-1981 Los Angeles, California

b. m 3-29-1905 Ponoka Alberta Canana

4 Eva Emerld Smith, born 2-15-1906 Ponoka, Alberta Canada

d 9-12-1956 Kalispell, Montana

4 Addie Winifred Smith, born 10-15, Spokane, Washington

d 10-2-1981 Los Angeles, CA

+ Bernard Quintin Wold, born 12-13-1908, Everett, WA

d 12-29-1999 Los Angeles CA

m 7-6-1931, Los Angeles CA

4 Ila May Smith, born 12-28-1908 Deary, Idaho

d 12-26-1930 Kalispell, Montana

+ Norman Allan Darrow, born 8-8-1883, Chester, Iowa

d 5-13-1957, Spokane, WA

m 5-5-1928, Browning, Montana

4 Fern Dilena Smith, born 7-1-1910, Little Bear Ridge, Idaho

d Dec 1981, Columbia Falls, Montana

+ Harry Earl Kraft, born 12-25-1892, Cincinnati, Ohio

d 3-25-1943, Eugene, Oregon

4 Elmer Bennett Smith, born 1-4-1913, Little Bear Ridge, Idaho

+ Ruby Helen Lucielle Rasmussen, born 1-7-1917, Kalispell, Montana

m 6-10-1935, Salmon City, Idaho

4 Myrtle Alice Smith, born 4-22-1916

d 3-23-1916, Onaway, Idaho

4 Violet Luella Smith, born 8-13-1917, Garfield/Dawson County, Montana

d 11-14-1981, Santa Cruz, CA

+ Lawrence Marion Caton, born 5-17-1914, Big Fork, Montana

d 11-17-1974, Santa Cruz, CA

m 8-31-1935, Kalispell, Montana

4 Harland Chester Smith, born 4-28-1920, Kalispell, Montana

d 6-13-1992, California

+ Judith Prestbye, born 11-22-1924, Kalispell, Montana

d 11-21-1988, Santa Clara, CA

m 6-26-1946, Kalispell, Montana

4 Ethel Irene Smith, born 8-11-1921, Essex, Montana

+ Aaron Cornelius Perkins, born 12-28-1910, Mineral Wells, TX

d 7-14-1956, Compton, CA

m 2-16-1946 Culver City, CA

+ 2 Bernard Quintin Wold, born 12-13-1908, Everett, WA

d 12-29-1999 Los Angeles CA

m 1982 Los Angeles CA

4 Bonnie Charlotte Smith, born 3-1-1925, Essex, Montana

+ Jack Herbert Land, born 5-15-1925, Los Angeles CA

m 6-26-1948, Fresno, CA

4 Fay Laurel Smith, born 4-23-1927, Essex, Montana

+ Raymond Bergthold Schmidt, born 5-15-1925, Corn, Oklahoma

m 12-12-1951

4 Ramona Adele Smith, born 8-13-1928, Los Angeles CA

d 1-11-2002

+ John Ellsworth, born 9-22-1918, Glasgow, Montana

d 5-12-1979, Los Angeles CA

Leroy Martin Smith Family

By Bev Penneli

1

Family Group Sheet

LeRoy Martin Smith Husband:

02 Apr 1866 Born: Borubon County, Indiana in:

22 Nov 1886 Married: Daisy, WA in:

20 Oct 1934 Died: Daisy, WA in:

Eli Smith Father:

Julia Ann Tuttle Mother:

Other Spouses: Bessie Cutler

Harriet Bell Hill Wife:

22 Aug 1870 Born: Scio, OR in:

24 Mar 1928 Died: WA in:

CHILDREN

1 Edith May SMITH Name:

1940 Died: Waitsburg, WA in:

Married: in: Rockland Ranch, Daisy, Stevens, Washington

Burton R Stewart Spouse:

F

2 Virgil Harold SMITH Name:

M

3 Everett Louis SMITH Name:

1887 Born: Kendrick, Id. in:

Jun 1894 Died: Kendrick, Id in:

M

4 Oliver Leroy SMITH Name:

Bef. 1890 Born: Kendrick, Id in:

Apr 1891 Died: Kendrick, Id in:

M

5 Ora Olenzo SMITH Name:

16 Jun 1891 Born: Kendrick, Id in:

1978 Died: Lewiston, Id. in:

Married:

Anna Belle MORTIMER Spouse:

M

6 Hazel Victoria SMITH Name:

07 Nov 1895 Born: Kendrick, Id. in:

30 Apr 1954 Died: Tensed, Id. in:

26 Apr 1914 Married: in: Shelby, Mont

Jesse NELSON Spouse:

26 Sep 1920 Married: in: Colfax, Wn

Sidmore Arthur MUMAU Spouse:

F

7 Elmer Benton SMITH Name:

28 Jun 1897 Born: Kendrick, Id in:

13 Nov 1952 Died: Hayden Lake, Id in:

11 Nov 1916 Married: in: Stevens County, WA

Jesse B.FRAZE Spouse:

M

8 Mrytle Elma SMITH Name:

12 Apr 1899 Born: Kendrick, Id. in:

1982 Died:

16 Mar 1920 Married: in: Stevens County, WA

Ralph Leon Stewart Spouse:

F

9 Glen Russell SMITH Name:

31 May 1903 Born: Cora, Id in:

1984 Died: St.Maries, Id in:

07 Oct 1925 Married: in: Alexandrie, Va.

Mildred Catherine HULL Spouse:

M

10 Leta Geraldine SMITH Name:

03 Jun 1905 Born: Cora Idaho in:

23 Dec 1929 Married: in: Kettle Falls, Wn. F

Herman Edward Hagedorn Spouse:

F

===========================

Family Group Sheet

LeRoy Martin Smith Husband:

GEDCOM File : Smith Bennett Caton.ged, 8 AUG 2003. Source:

02 Apr 1866 Born:

Borubon County, Indiana in:

20 Oct 1934 Died:

Daisy, WA in:

Eli Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Julia Ann Tuttle – Natural Relationship with Mother:

04 Jan 2002 Record Change:

Marriage Information

Harriet Bell Hill Wife:

22 Nov 1886 Married:

Married Beginning status:

Daisy, WA in:

GEDCOM File : Smith Bennett Caton.ged, 8 AUG 2003. Source:

Marriage Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

4

Family Group Sheet

Harriet Bell Hill Wife:

GEDCOM File : Smith Bennett Caton.ged, 8 AUG 2003. Source:

22 Aug 1870 Born:

Scio, OR in:

24 Mar 1928 Died:

WA in:

13 May 2002 Record Change:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

5

Family Group Sheet

Edith May SMITH Child:

1940 Died:

Waitsburg, WA in:

LeRoy Martin Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Harriet Bell Hill – Natural Relationship with Mother:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

Marriage Information

Burton R Stewart Husband:

Married Beginning status:

Rockland Ranch, Daisy, Stevens, Washington in:

Marriage Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

6

Family Group Sheet

Virgil Harold SMITH Child:

LeRoy Martin Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Harriet Bell Hill – Natural Relationship with Mother:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

Marriage Information

Marriage Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

7

Family Group Sheet

Everett Louis SMITH Child:

1887 Born:

Kendrick, Id. in:

Jun 1894 Died:

Kendrick, Id in:

LeRoy Martin Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Harriet Bell Hill – Natural Relationship with Mother:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

He died circa June 1894. Dying after a bout with cancer of the ear.

Web site of Robert Stewart

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cousin/html/p25.htm

Marriage Information

Marriage Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

8

Family Group Sheet

Oliver Leroy SMITH Child:

Bef. 1890 Born:

Kendrick, Id in:

Apr 1891 Died:

Kendrick, Id in:

LeRoy Martin Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Harriet Bell Hill – Natural Relationship with Mother:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

Marriage Information

Marriage Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

9

Family Group Sheet

Ora Olenzo SMITH Child:

16 Jun 1891 Born:

Kendrick, Id in:

1978 Died:

Lewiston, Id. in:

LeRoy Martin Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Harriet Bell Hill – Natural Relationship with Mother:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

Marriage Information

Anna Belle MORTIMER Wife:

Married Beginning status:

Marriage Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

10

Family Group Sheet

Hazel Victoria SMITH Child:

07 Nov 1895 Born:

Kendrick, Id. in:

30 Apr 1954 Died:

Tensed, Id. in:

LeRoy Martin Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Harriet Bell Hill – Natural Relationship with Mother:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

Marriage Information

Jesse NELSON Husband:

26 Apr 1914 Married:

Married Beginning status:

Shelby, Mont in:

Marriage Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

11

Family Group Sheet

Elmer Benton SMITH Child:

28 Jun 1897 Born:

Kendrick, Id in:

13 Nov 1952 Died:

Hayden Lake, Id in:

LeRoy Martin Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Harriet Bell Hill – Natural Relationship with Mother:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

Marriage Information

Jesse B.FRAZE Wife:

11 Nov 1916 Married:

Married Beginning status:

Stevens County, WA in:

Marriage Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

12

Family Group Sheet

Mrytle Elma SMITH Child:

12 Apr 1899 Born:

Kendrick, Id. in:

1982 Died:

LeRoy Martin Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Harriet Bell Hill – Natural Relationship with Mother:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

Marriage Information

Ralph Leon Stewart Husband:

16 Mar 1920 Married:

Married Beginning status:

Stevens County, WA in:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~wasteven/marriages/BrideS.htm Source:

Marriage Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

13

Family Group Sheet

Glen Russell SMITH Child:

31 May 1903 Born:

Cora, Id in:

1984 Died:

St.Maries, Id in:

LeRoy Martin Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Harriet Bell Hill – Natural Relationship with Mother:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

Marriage Information

Mildred Catherine HULL Wife:

07 Oct 1925 Married:

Married Beginning status:

Alexandrie, Va. in:

Marriage Notes

Leroy Martin Smith

14

Family Group Sheet

Leta Geraldine SMITH Child:

03 Jun 1905 Born:

Cora Idaho in:

LeRoy Martin Smith – Natural Relationship with Father:

Harriet Bell Hill – Natural Relationship with Mother:

Address and Phone(s)

Medical

Notes

Marriage Information

Herman Edward Hagedorn Husband:

23 Dec 1929 Married:

Married Beginning status:

Kettle Falls, Wn. in:

Marriage Notes

Internet Research from original sources

ID:  107410

Last Name:  Smith

First Name:  Anna Mae

Age:

Gender: U

Cemetery:  Salmon, Idaho

Birth Date:  8 FEB 1895

Birth Place:  Stearns Co., MN

Date Died:  29 JAN 1988

Death Place: Salmon Hosp.,ID

Father:   Preston Osborn

Mother:   Hattie Baker

Spouse:   Clyde Smith –  married 8 Feb 1913k, Great Falls, Mt.

Sources:    Lemhi Co. Centennial Book p714

Remarks:   Age at Death: 92 yrs

ID: 107649

Last Name: Smith

First Name: Clyde E.

Age:

Gender: U

Cemetery: Salmon,Idaho

Birth Date: 8 FEB 1889 Birth Place: Knox Co., NE

Date Died: 1963

Death Place: Father: Mother:

Spouse: Anna Mae Osborn

Sources: Lemhi Co. Centennial Bk p714, Headstone, Block N. Sexton N-C

ID: 107612

Last Name: Smith

First Name: Don LeRoy

Age: Gender: U

Cemetery: Salmon, Idaho ?

Birth Date: 4 JAN 1915

Birth Place: Bruce , MT

Date Died: 6 APR 1987

Death Place: N. Fork at home,ID

Father: Clyde E. Smith

Mother: Anna M. Osburn

Spouse: Marian Wooten married 6 April 1940 Nevada

Sources: Lemhi Co. Centennial Book p714 Cremated

ID: 173475

Last Name: Smith

First Name: Robert

Age: 62

Gender: M

Cemetery: Unknown

Birth Date: 15 Apr 1941

Birth Place: Winnemucca, Nevada

Date Died: 27 Nov 2003

Death Place: Salmon, Idaho

Father: Don Smith

Mother: Marian

Spouse: Jill Hart, md 1965.

Sources: Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 2 Dec 2003, pg A-13.

Remarks: Jones & Casey Funeral Home, Salmon, Idaho.

ID: 181794

Last Name: Smith

First Name: Marian Rose Wootan

Age: 85 Gender: F

Cemetery: Unknown

Birth Date: 13 Jun 1919

Birth Place: Warren, Oregon

Date Died: 3 Apr 2005

Death Place: Salmon, Idaho

Father: Daniel Wootan

Mother: Celia Stafford

Spouse: Don L. Smith, md 6 Apr 1940, Winnemucca, Nevada.

Sources: Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 6 Apr 2005, pg C-4 and 14 Apr 2005, pg B-2. Recorder Herald, Salmon, Idaho–Picture. Remarks: Jones & Casey Funeral Home, Salmon, Idaho. Memorial services held at Gibbonsville, Idaho.

Elias Washington SMITH

30 OCT 1853 – ____

  • BIRTH: 30 OCT 1853

Aaron T. SMITH

12 MAY 1855 – ____

  • BIRTH: 12 MAY 1855

Leroy Martin SMITH

2 APR 1866 – 20 OCT 1934

  • BIRTH: 2 APR 1866, Ind.
  • DEATH: 20 OCT 1934, Daisy, Wn.

Family 1 : Hattie Bell HILL

  • MARRIAGE: 22 NOV 1886, Daisy, Wn.
  1. Everett Louis SMITH
  2. Oliver Leroy SMITH
  3. +Ora Olenzo SMITH
  4. +Hazel Victoria SMITH
  5. +Elmer Benton SMITH
  6. +Mrytle Elma SMITH
  7. Edith May SMITH
  8. +Glen Russell SMITH
  9. +Leta Geraldine SMITH

Hazel Victoria SMITH

7 NOV 1895 – 30 APR 1954

  • BIRTH: 7 NOV 1895, Kendrick, Id.
  • DEATH: 30 APR 1954, Tensed, Id.

Father: Leroy Martin SMITH
Mother: Hattie Bell HILL

Family 1 : Jesse NELSON

  • MARRIAGE: 26 APR 1914, Shelby, Mont.

10.  +Beulah Ethyl NELSON

11.  +Rachel Faye NELSON

Family 2 : Sidmore Arthur MUMAU

  • MARRIAGE: 26 SEP 1920, Colfax, Wn.
  1. Lena Lavina MUMAU
  2. +Geraldine Burdette MUMAU
  3. +Kathleen Patricia MUMAU
  4. +Phyllis Leona MUMAU

http://www.wadlin.com/familyhistory/d0004/g0000021.html#I2574

Ora Olenzo SMITH

16 JUN 1891 – 1978

  • BIRTH: 16 JUN 1891, Kendrick, Id.
  • DEATH: 1978, Lewiston, Id.

Father: Leroy Martin SMITH
Mother: Hattie Bell HILL

Family 1 : Anna Belle MORTIMER

  • MARRIAGE: 12 MAR 1911, Gifford, Id.

12.  +Earl Wilkens SMITH

http://www.wadlin.com/familyhistory/d0006/g0000021.html#I2576

Elmer Benton SMITH

28 JUN 1897 – 13 NOV 1952

  • BIRTH: 28 JUN 1897, Kendrick, Id.
  • DEATH: 13 NOV 1952, Hayden Lake, Id.

Father: Leroy Martin SMITH
Mother: Hattie Bell HILL

Family 1 : Jesse B.FRAZE

  • MARRIAGE: 14 NOV 1916, Daisy, Wn.

13.  +Leroy Edgar SMITH , Sr.

14.  +Jasper Benton SMITH

15.  +Warren Meryl SMITH

Mrytle Elma SMITH

12 APR 1899 – 1982

  • BIRTH: 12 APR 1899, Kendrick, Id.
  • DEATH: 1984

Myrtle Elma Smith Stewart [Ralph] died Dec.13, 1984 [double funeral with Gene's wife, Minerva Todd Stewart, who died as result of trauma in auto accident Dec 11. '84]

Father: Leroy Martin SMITH
Mother: Hattie Bell HILL

Family 1 : Ralph L. STUART

  • MARRIAGE: 17 MAR 1920, Daisy, Wn.

16.  +Elton Eugene STEWART

17.  +Robert Verlin STEWART

18.  +Velma Marie STEWART

Glen Russell SMITH

31 MAY 1903 – 1984

  • BIRTH: 31 MAY 1903, Cora, Id.
  • DEATH:  Feb/March 1984, St.Maries, Id.

Father: Leroy Martin SMITH
Mother: Hattie Bell HILL

Family 1 : Mildred Catherine HULL

  • MARRIAGE: 7 OCT 1925, Alexandrie, Va.

19.  Delores May SMITH

Leta Geraldine SMITH

3 JUN 1905 – ____

  • BIRTH: 3 JUN 1905, Cora, Id.

Father: Leroy Martin SMITH
Mother: Hattie Bell HILL

Family 1 : Herman Edward HAGADORN

  • MARRIAGE: 23 DEC 1929, Kettle Falls, Wn.

20.  +Dorothy May Cork HAGADORN

21.  +Leora June HAGADORN

http://www.wadlin.com/genealogy.htm

http://www.wadlin.com/familyhistory/wadlin_genealogy.htm

Wadlin, Milo L. A Wadlin genealogy. (3rd ed., rev 1983, , : n.pub.,1981) [Book]

Monday, December 19th 2005 – 02:31:33 PM

Hattie Bell HILL

22 AUG 1870 – 24 MAR 1928

  • BIRTH: 22 AUG 1870, Scio, Ore.
  • DEATH: 24 MAR 1928, Wn.

Father: Thomas Benton HILL
Mother: Huldah QUEENER

Family 1 : Leroy Martin SMITH

Thomas Benton HILL

28 JUN 1839 – 2 MAR 1897

  • BIRTH: 28 JUN 1839, Camp.Co.,Tenn.
  • DEATH: 2 MAR 1897, Kendrick,Id.(Little Bear Ridge Cem.)

Father: Foster R. HILL
Mother: ELIZABETH

Family 1 : Huldah QUEENER

  • MARRIAGE: 1861, Gentry Co.Mo.

22.  William Pary HILL

23.  Irene HILL

24.  Elizabeth HILL

25.  Elvy HILL

26.  +Louise Anna HILL

27.  +Hattie Bell HILL

Foster R. HILL

ABT 1814 – ____

  • BIRTH: ABT 1814, Va.
  • DEATH: Tenn.

Family 1 : ELIZABETH

  • MARRIAGE: 1830

28.  +Joseph H. HILL

29.  +Gordon Mynatt HILL

30.  Mary HILL

31.  +Thomas Benton HILL

32.  +Louisa HILL

33.  Harriet HILL

Family 2 : Lewtilda O. LOID

  • MARRIAGE: 16 JUN 1871, Anderson Co., TN.
  1. David F. HILL
  2. Allas Alice HILL
  3. Priorlee HILL
Name: Milo Wadlin
E-mail address: milo@wadlin.com
Homepage URL: http://www.wadlin.com

Author:
Milo Lewis Wadlin III
16747 NW Waterford Way, Portland, OR

The Wold Family

1. Amy Jo Kennedy, born 9-22-80, Portland to Debra Wold and Kirk Kennedy

2. Lindsay Ann Wold, born 2-20-81, Dallas to Pam Westbrook and Kenneth Wold

3. Jennie Marie Koch (Cook), born 3-31-81, Portland to Kathy Wold and Robert Koch.

4. Lester LeRoy (Lee) Smith, born 5-17-1883, died in LA area in June of 1953.  Married to Emma Heere (hear-y) (1918) (wed in the 1940’s) in Minneapolis who was born 8-25-87.  Lester served in the army during WWI as an airplane mechanic.  Died 11-11-76

a. Richard DeLair (Dick) born 1920, only child of Lester & Emma

5. Clyde Elias Smith, born 2-8-89, Knox Co., Nebraska, died June 1964, Salmon City, Idaho, wed to Anna Mae Osborn, February 8, 1913, Great Falls, Montana, who was born 2-8-95, Steron Co. Minnesota.  (Bootlegged 1927-1932, quit railroad in 1928, full-time.  Did quite well until times got hard and couldn’t collect.  One 90-day sentence in Great Falls, State Pen scared him out.  Started in Essex, then moved still sto Kalispell and Great Falls.  Did drink heavy.  Quit cold when he quit.  Went to Salmon River, wanted family to get away.  1937-33 mined most of summer.  Did poorly.  1934 started running river.)

a. Donald Smith, born 4-1-15 in Bruce, Montana, married to Marian Rose Wootan, April 6, 1940 in Winnemucca, Nevada.  Marian born 6-13-19 in Warren, Oregon.

i. Robert (Bob) born 4-15-41 in Winnemucca, Nevada, wed to Jill Hart 12-16-65 in Salmon, Idaho.  Jill born 8-9-49 in Preston, Idaho

1. Bobbi Grace born 12-23-69, Salmon, Idaho

2. Kathy Jo born 11-29-72, Salmon, Idaho

ii. Jack Preston born 4-22-43 in Salmon, Idaho, not married

iii. Kenneth Lee born 10-22-44 in Portland, Oregon.  Wed to Rosemary Ann Ptak on 11-13-71.  Rosemary born 10-25-46, Grand Rapids, Michigan

1. Nathan Lee born 6-24-78, Salmon, Idaho

b. Jack Preston Smith, born 7-18-17, Bruce, Montana, wed to Mary Beth Fife, born July 1, 1922, Voon, Idaho at Elko, Nevada, July 4, 1947 (Mary Beth was divorced from Joseph Murphy in March 1945.)

Stepchildren:

i. Sharon Lorraine, born 2-26-43, Salt Lake City, wed to Bruce Tipton May, 9-18-64, Tucson, Arizona

1. Audrey Gail May, born 8-24-69, Calgary, Alberta

2. Stacy Liane, born 5-22-75, Tulsa, OK

ii. Terry Jean, born 4-27-54, Salmon, Idaho, wed to Garry John Fowler, 7-29-72, Tucson, Arizona, born 10-6-48, Ithaca, NY

1. Shawn Garrett, born 8-8-76, Case Grande, AZ

2. Lisa Colleen, born 4-10-78, Mesa, AZ, died 4-10-78

3. Preston John born 10-28-79, Tucson, Arizona

c. Leon Frank Smith, born 7-28-19, Deary, Idaho, wed Amy Toshiko, 8-6-47, in Yokohama, Japan.  Emmy born 4-23-23 in Kobe, Japan.

i. Randy, born 3-4-52 in Hollywood California, unwed

ii. Shelly, born 11-23-55 in Hollywood, California, unwed

iii. Wayne, born 4-13-54 in Hollywood, California, unwed

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ID: I37613 Name: Deodatus JEFFERS Sex: M Birth: 20 DEC 1766 in prob. Sheffield, MA Death: 14 APR 1854 in Hadley, Saratoga, NY Reference Number: 37613 Note:

REFN: 45032

Deodatus went to Hadley about 1800 and settled at Jessups Landing at what

is now the town of Corinth. He lived there until about 1804 when he

removed to Hadley and bought some land from Jeremiah Rockwell on Great

Lot 2 of Palmer’s Purchase, being a subdivision of what is know as the

Nixon lot and bordering on the north bank of the Sacandaga River about 2

miles from its mouth.

Deodatus was a man of an iron constitution. A lumberman by profession .

It was a boast of his that he never knew sickness or a pang of pain

duri ng his whole life. He never saw a doctor until his first and last

sickness. He died in 1854 from a cold contacted while witnessing the

building of a dam at Luzerne at the age of 88. Eunice died in 1845 of

slow consumption. Deod atus left three sons, Sidney, Jefferson and

Manlius, all still living in 1878 .

Deodatus was not a very tall man and he signed his name with an “X”.

Walt er Manlius Jeffers of Syracuse, NY has in his possession a Jeffers

Bible publ ished in 1842. Even though the date of publication is after

the events that are entered in the Bible, it verifies the names and birth

dates of the 3 sons and some of the daughters.

Father: David JEFFERS

Marriage 1 Eunice HEATH b: 2 JAN 1771 in Sandisfield, Berkshire, MA

? Married: 1792

Children

10. Charlotte JEFFERS

11. Laura JEFFERS

12. Belinda JEFFERS

13. Julia JEFFERS

14. Orra JEFFERS b: 11 JUL 1800 in Corinth, NY

15. Sidney JEFFERS b: 26 SEP 1802 in Hadley, NY

16. Orpha JEFFERS b: 1803 in Hadley, Saratoga, NY

17. Jefferson JEFFERS b: 10 JAN 1810 in Cobbleskill, NY

18. Elizabeth Eliza JEFFERS b: 5 JAN 1812 in Hadley, Saratoga, NY

19. Manlius JEFFERS b: 29 FEB 1816 in Hadley, Saratoga, NY

ID: I36502 Name: Eunice HEATH Sex: F Birth: 2 JAN 1771 in Sandisfield, Berkshire, MA Death: 23 APR 1845 in Hadley, Saratoga, NY Reference Number: 36502 Note: REFN: 43921

Father: Levi HEATH b: 28 APR 1743 in Stafford, Tolland, CT

Mother: UNKNOWN ABIGAIL b: ABT. 1740 in Of Stafford, Tolland, CT

Marriage 1 Deodatus JEFFERS b: 20 DEC 1766 in prob. Sheffield, MA

? Married: 1792    

I will be going back in time to trace this ancestry.

I will start with:

1.   Orpah Jeffers

ID: I37618 Name: Orpha JEFFERS Sex: F Birth: 1803 in Hadley, Saratoga, NY Death: in Peru, Clinton, NY Reference Number: 37618 Note: REFN: 45037

Father: Deodatus JEFFERS b: 20 DEC 1766 in prob. Sheffield, MA

Mother: Eunice HEATH b: 2 JAN 1771 in Sandisfield, Berkshire, MA

Marriage 1 Garret BENNETT

? Married: in Hadley, Saratoga, NY

Children

1. Lephaett BENNETT b: 30 MAY 1825 in Hadley, NY

2. Jefferson BENNETT b: 1826 in Peru, Clinton, NY

3. Justus BENNETT b: 3 JAN 1829 in Saratoga Co., NY

4. Orpha BENNETT b: 1832

5. Hialmer BENNETT b: 28 AUG 1834

6. Emrick BENNETT b: 1 MAR 1838 in Peru, Clinton, NY

7. Celia BENNETT b: 21 APR 1840 in Peru, Clinton, NY

8. Silas BENNETT b: 2 AUG 1842 in Peru, Clinton, NY

9. Cortes BENNETT b: 1844 in Peru, Clinton, NY         Attachments:

1. Jeffers, Orpha

Flora Rhoda Smith family

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Suzette Thompson – Jan 8, 2002

Categories: Eli Smith Descendants

Flora Rhoda SMITH

b. 18 Oct. 1857 in Marshall co., In.

m. 7 Sept. 1873 in Marshall co. or Jewell co., KS. d. 13 July 1929 in Clarkston, Wn. (it is said)

bur. Kendrick, Id.

md. to Jacob Sylvester HARRISON

b. 25 June 1847 in Fayette Co.,Ohio

d. 18 May 1908 in Kendrick, Latah, Id.

Children:

1. Lillie Mabel HARRISON b. 26 July 1874 in Marysville, Marshall, Ks. md. to George Edward Drury on 14 Dec. 1890 in Kendrick, Latah, Id.

d. 23 Jan. 1947 in Deary, Latah, Id. (my line)

2. Julia Lavina Harrison b. same as above

3. Rose Harrison b. 21 Sept. 1877 same as above. md. to Willie P. Holliday on 4 July 1891. Died 22 Feb. 1911 in Kendrick, Id.

4. Ivy Ethel Harrisonb. 14 Oct. 1880 in Marysville, Ks.

md. to Frank Canteberry Davis on 5 Dec. 1898. Died 5 Dec. 1905 in Lewiston, Id.

5. Mamie Alice Harrison b. 27 Apr. 1888 in Kendrick, Id. Died 6 Dec. 1962 in Calif.

6. Pearl Belle Harrison b. 18 Aug. 1889 in Kendrick, Id. Md. to Lewis Aas on 25 June 1908

7. Ernest Marion Harrison b. 12 May 1900 in Kendrick, Id. md. to Tunis Lanne on 19 Oct 1923. Died 6 Feb. 1962.        

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LeRoy Martin Smith Family

Suzette Thompson – Jan 8, 2002

Categories: Eli Smith Descendants

LeRoy/Leroy Martin Smith

b. 2 April in Bourbon, Marshall, Ind.

m. 22 Nov. 1886 in Kendrick, Latah, Idaho

d. 20 Oct. 1934 in Stevens co., Wn.

md. to  Harriet Bell Hill (Hattie)

b. 22 Aug. 1870 in Ore.

d. 24 Mar. 1928 in Stevens co., Wn.

children:

1. Everett Smith b. 31 Oct. 1887 in Kendrick, Idaho. Died 1894 at age 7

2. Ollie/Oliver Leroy Smith b. 18 May 1890 in Kendrick, Id. Died Sept. 1890 at age 4 mo. in Id.

3. Ora Olenzo Smith b. 16 June 1891 in Kendrick, Id. Died 14 Apr. 1978 in Lewiston, Id.

4. Hazel Victoria Smith b. 7 Nov. 1895 in Kendrick, Id. Died 30 Apr. 1954 in Tensed, Id.

5. Elmer Benton Smith b. 28 June 1897 in Kendrick, Id. Died 13 Nov. 1952 in Hayden Lake, Id.

6. Myrtle Elma Smith b. 12 Apr. 1899 in Kendrick, Id. md. to Ralph Leon Stewart at the Daisey Hotel, Daisey, Stevens, Wn. (in the dining room)   Hotel owned by Leroy Smith.

Myrtle Elma Smith Stewart [Ralph] died Dec.13, 1984 [double funeral with Gene's wife, Minerva Todd Stewart, who died as result of trauma in auto accident Dec 11. '84]

7. Edith May Smith b. 29 Oct 1900 in Huntsville, Wn. died 25 Mar. 1940 in Waitsburg, Wn.

8. Glen Russell Smith b. 31 May 1903 in Cora, Id. Died: Feb/March 1984

9. Leta Geraldine Smith b. 3 June 1905 in Cora, Id. Died: March, 1940.

10. Virgil Harold Smith b. 8 Oct. 1907 in Lacrosse, Wn. Died 30 Mar. 1968 in Chewelah, WN.

Eli Smith, born 10-17-1807

+ Julia Ann Tuttle, born 11-6-26 in Rush county, Indiana

Father: Enos Starling Tuttle, born 11-21-1795 in New Haven, Connecticut

Mother: Rhoda Benson, born 2-18-1803

Marriage 1 Joseph Wamsley, born 1818

Married 2-5-1848 in Marshall, Indiana

Children:

1. Dwight Clinton Wamsley

2. James Wamsley

3. Justina Caroline Wamsley

Marriage 2 Eli Smith, born 10-17-1807 in Pennsylvania

Married 1-20-1853 in Marshall County, Indiana

Children

1. Elias Washington Smith, born 10-30-1853 near Bourbon, Marshall Co., Indiana, son of Eli and Julia Smith.  Died 4-27-1925.

2. Aaron T. Smith, born 5-12-1855

3. Flora Rhoda Smith, born 10-18-1857 in Indiana

4. Leroy Martin Smith, born 4-2-1866 in Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana

2 Elias Washington Smith, born 10-30-1853, Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana, died 4-27-1925

+ Ida Eugenia DeLair, born 4-17-1855

m 12-16-1872

3 Aaron Victor Smith, born 11-21, Marshall County, Indiana

+ Gertrude May Bennett, born 11-8-1885

a. 2-4-1981 Los Angeles, California

b. m 3-29-1905 Ponoka Alberta Canana

4 Eva Emerld Smith, born 2-15-1906 Ponoka, Alberta Canada

d 9-12-1956 Kalispell, Montana

4 Addie Winifred Smith, born 10-15, Spokane, Washington

d 10-2-1981 Los Angeles, CA

+ Bernard Quintin Wold, born 12-13-1908, Everett, WA

d 12-29-1999 Los Angeles CA

m 7-6-1931, Los Angeles CA

4 Ila May Smith, born 12-28-1908 Deary, Idaho

d 12-26-1930 Kalispell, Montana

+ Norman Allan Darrow, born 8-8-1883, Chester, Iowa

d 5-13-1957, Spokane, WA

m 5-5-1928, Browning, Montana

4 Fern Dilena Smith, born 7-1-1910, Little Bear Ridge, Idaho

d Dec 1981, Columbia Falls, Montana

+ Harry Earl Kraft, born 12-25-1892, Cincinnati, Ohio

d 3-25-1943, Eugene, Oregon

4 Elmer Bennett Smith, born 1-4-1913, Little Bear Ridge, Idaho

+ Ruby Helen Lucielle Rasmussen, born 1-7-1917, Kalispell, Montana

m 6-10-1935, Salmon City, Idaho

4 Myrtle Alice Smith, born 4-22-1916

d 3-23-1916, Onaway, Idaho

4 Violet Luella Smith, born 8-13-1917, Garfield/Dawson County, Montana

d 11-14-1981, Santa Cruz, CA

+ Lawrence Marion Caton, born 5-17-1914, Big Fork, Montana

d 11-17-1974, Santa Cruz, CA

m 8-31-1935, Kalispell, Montana

4 Harland Chester Smith, born 4-28-1920, Kalispell, Montana

d 6-13-1992, California

+ Judith Prestbye, born 11-22-1924, Kalispell, Montana

d 11-21-1988, Santa Clara, CA

m 6-26-1946, Kalispell, Montana

4 Ethel Irene Smith, born 8-11-1921, Essex, Montana

+ Aaron Cornelius Perkins, born 12-28-1910, Mineral Wells, TX

d 7-14-1956, Compton, CA

m 2-16-1946 Culver City, CA

+ 2 Bernard Quintin Wold, born 12-13-1908, Everett, WA

d 12-29-1999 Los Angeles CA

m 1982 Los Angeles CA

4 Bonnie Charlotte Smith, born 3-1-1925, Essex, Montana

+ Jack Herbert Land, born 5-15-1925, Los Angeles CA

m 6-26-1948, Fresno, CA

4 Fay Laurel Smith, born 4-23-1927, Essex, Montana

+ Raymond Bergthold Schmidt, born 5-15-1925, Corn, Oklahoma

m 12-12-1951

4 Ramona Adele Smith, born 8-13-1928, Los Angeles CA

d 1-11-2002

+ John Ellsworth, born 9-22-1918, Glasgow, Montana

d 5-12-1979, Los Angeles CA

+++++++ Eli Smith and Julia Ann Tuttle family

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Eli SMith b. 17 Oct. 1807 in Pa. or Ohio (depends on census) md. 20 Jan. 1853 in Bourbon, Marshall, In. to Julia Ann Tuttle.

Died: Nov. 1884 in Marshall co., Kansas.

He is said to have been married once before in Ohio.

Children:

1. Elias Washington SMITH b. 30 Oct. 1853

(see info. on him in one of the 1st postings)

2. Aaron T. SMITH b. 12 May 1855 in Marshall

co., In. Married to Hannah MOORE.   Died 29 Sept. 1934 in   Newberg, Ore.

3. Flora Rhoda SMITH b. 18 Oct. 1857 in Marshall co., IN. Married to Jacob Sylvester Harrison on 7 Sept. 1873 in Marshall co., Ks. or Jewell co., Ks.   Died `13 July 1929. Buried Kendrick, Latah, Idaho. (this is my line)

4. Leroy Martin SMITH b. 2 Apr. 1866 in Marshall co., IN. md. to Harriet Bell Hill. Died 20 Oct. 1934 in Daisy, Stevens, Wash.

Flora md. 2nd A. P. Hollingsworth

LeRoy md. 2nd Bessie Cutler on 4 July 1928

After Eli died, LeRoy and his mother Julia were alone.   The older children having moved to Idaho.

Right now we think that Eli’s parents were Henry Smith and Mary.   We think his 1st wife was an Elizabeth. and they had a son named Noah.   1850 census of Starke co., Ohio.

The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site,

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Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site.   Providing live database access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. Image access is provided to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Images of Serial patents, issued between 1908 and the mid-1960’s are currently being added to this web site. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this web site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the listed states.

Descendants of Eli Smith

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1 Eli Smith b: 17 OCT 1807

+ Julia Ann Tuttle Sex: F Birth: 6 NOV 1826 in Rush County, Indiana

Father: Enos Starling Tuttle b: 21 NOV 1795 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut

Mother: Rhoda Benson b: 18 FEB 1803

Marriage 1 Joseph Wamsley b: 1818

? Married: 5 FEB 1848 in Marshall, Indiana

Children

1. Dwight Clinton Wamsley

2. James Wamsley

3. Justina Caroline Wamsley

Marriage 2 Eli Smith b: 17 OCT 1807 in Pennsylvania

? Married: 20 JAN 1853 in Marshall County, Indiana

Children

1. Elias Washington Smith b: 30 OCT 1853

2. Aaron T. Smith b: 12 MAY 1855

3. Flora Rhoda Smith b: 18 OCT 1857 in Indiana

4. LeRoy Martin Smith b: 2 APR 1866 in Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana

2 Elias Washington Smith b: 30 OCT 1853 Bourbon, Marshall County, Ind. d. 27 APR 1925

+   Ida Eugenia DeLair b. 17 APR 1855

m. 16 DEC 1872

3 Aaron Victor Smith   b. 21 NOV Marchall County, Indiana

+ Gertrude May Bennett b. 8NOV 1885

d. 4 FEB 1981 Los Angeles, CA

m. 29 MAR 1905   Ponoka Alberta Canada

4 Eva Emerld Smith   b. 15 FEB 1906 Ponoka Alberta Canada

d. 12 SEP 1956 Kalispell, Mont.

4 Addie Winifred Smith   b.15 OCT Spokane, Washington

d. 2 OCT 1981     Los Angeles, CA

+ Bernard Quentin Wold b. 13 DEC 1908, Everett, WA

d. 29 Dec 1999 Los Angeles,CA

m. 6 JUL 1931   Los Angeles, CA

4 Ila May Smith b. 28 DEC 1908 Deary Idaho

d. 26 DEC 1930 Kalispell, Mont.

+ Norman Allan Darrow b. 8 AUG 1883 Chester, Iowa

d. 13 MAY 1957 Spokane, WA

m. 5 May 1928 Browning, Mont.

4 Fern Dilena Smith b. 1 JUL 1910 Little Bear Ridge, Idaho

d. Dec 1981 Columbia Falls, Mont.

+Harry Earl Kraft b. 25 DEC 1892 Cincinatti, OH

d. 25 MAR 1943   Eugene, OR

m. 16 July 1929   Kalispell, Mont.

4 Elmer Bennett Smith b. 4 JAN 1913 Little Bear Ridge, Idaho

+Ruby Helen Lucielle Rassmussen b. 7 JAN 1917 Kalispell, Mont.

m. 10 JUN 1935 Salmon City, Idaho

4 Myrtle Alice Smith b. 22 MAR 1916 d. 23 MAR 1916 Onaway, Idaho

4 Violet Luella Smith   b.13 AUG 1917 Garfield/Dawson County, Mont.

d. 14 NOV 1981   Santa Cruz, CA

+Lawrence Marion Caton   b.   17 MAY 1914   Big Fork, Mont.

d. 17 Nov 1974 Santa Cruz, CA

m. 31 AUG 1935 Kalispell, Mont.

4 Harland Chester Smith b. 28 April 1920 Kalispell, Mont.

d. 13 June, 1992 CA

+Judith Prestbye b. 22 NOV 1924   Kalispell, Mont.

d. 21 NOV 1988 Santa Clara, CA

m. 26 June 1946 Kalispell, Mont.

4 Ethel Irene Smith b. 11 AUG 1921   Essex, Mont.

+ 1. Aaron Cornelius Perkins b. 28 DEC 1910 Mineral Wells, TX

d. 14 JUL 1956 Compton, CA

m. 16 FEB 1946 Culver City, CA

+2 Bernard Quentin Wold b. 13 DEC 1908, Everett, WA

d. 29 Dec 1999 Los Angeles,CA

m. 1982 Los Angeles, CA

4 Bonnie Charlotte Smith b. 1 MAR 1925 Essex, Mont.

+Jack Herbert Land b. 15 MAY 1925 Los Angeles,CA

m. 26 JUN 1948 Fresno, CA

4 Fay Laurel Smith b 23 APR 1927 Essex, Mont.

+Raymond Bergthold Schmidt b. 15 MAY 1925 Corn, Oklahoma

m. 12 DEC 1951

4 Ramona Adele Smith b. 13 AUG 1928 Los Angeles, CA

d. 11 Jan 2002

+John Ellsworth b. 22 SEP 1918 Glasgow, Mont.

d. 12 MAY 1979 Los Angeles, CA    

=====================================================

Eli Smith, born 10-17-1807

+ Julia Ann Tuttle, born 11-6-26 in Rush county, Indiana

Father: Enos Starling Tuttle, born 11-21-1795 in New Haven, Connecticut

Mother: Rhoda Benson, born 2-18-1803

Marriage 1 Joseph Wamsley, born 1818

Married 2-5-1848 in Marshall, Indiana

Children:

1. Dwight Clinton Wamsley

2. James Wamsley

3. Justina Caroline Wamsley

Marriage 2 Eli Smith, born 10-17-1807 in Pennsylvania

Married 1-20-1853 in Marshall County, Indiana

Children

1. Elias Washington Smith, born 10-30-1853 near Bourbon, Marshall Co., Indiana, son of Eli and Julia Smith.  Died 4-27-1925.

2. Aaron T. Smith, born 5-12-1855

3. Flora Rhoda Smith, born 10-18-1857 in Indiana

4. Leroy Martin Smith, born 4-2-1866 in Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana

2 Elias Washington Smith, born 10-30-1853, Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana, died 4-27-1925

+ Ida Eugenia DeLair, born 4-17-1855

m 12-16-1872

3 Aaron Victor Smith, born 11-21, Marshall County, Indiana

+ Gertrude May Bennett, born 11-8-1885

a. 2-4-1981 Los Angeles, California

b. m 3-29-1905 Ponoka Alberta Canana

4 Eva Emerld Smith, born 2-15-1906 Ponoka, Alberta Canada

d 9-12-1956 Kalispell, Montana

4 Addie Winifred Smith, born 10-15, Spokane, Washington

d 10-2-1981 Los Angeles, CA

+ Bernard Quintin Wold, born 12-13-1908, Everett, WA

d 12-29-1999 Los Angeles CA

m 7-6-1931, Los Angeles CA

4 Ila May Smith, born 12-28-1908 Deary, Idaho

d 12-26-1930 Kalispell, Montana

+ Norman Allan Darrow, born 8-8-1883, Chester, Iowa

d 5-13-1957, Spokane, WA

m 5-5-1928, Browning, Montana

4 Fern Dilena Smith, born 7-1-1910, Little Bear Ridge, Idaho

d Dec 1981, Columbia Falls, Montana

+ Harry Earl Kraft, born 12-25-1892, Cincinnati, Ohio

d 3-25-1943, Eugene, Oregon

4 Elmer Bennett Smith, born 1-4-1913, Little Bear Ridge, Idaho

+ Ruby Helen Lucielle Rasmussen, born 1-7-1917, Kalispell, Montana

m 6-10-1935, Salmon City, Idaho

4 Myrtle Alice Smith, born 4-22-1916

d 3-23-1916, Onaway, Idaho

4 Violet Luella Smith, born 8-13-1917, Garfield/Dawson County, Montana

d 11-14-1981, Santa Cruz, CA

+ Lawrence Marion Caton, born 5-17-1914, Big Fork, Montana

d 11-17-1974, Santa Cruz, CA

m 8-31-1935, Kalispell, Montana

4 Harland Chester Smith, born 4-28-1920, Kalispell, Montana

d 6-13-1992, California

+ Judith Prestbye, born 11-22-1924, Kalispell, Montana

d 11-21-1988, Santa Clara, CA

m 6-26-1946, Kalispell, Montana

4 Ethel Irene Smith, born 8-11-1921, Essex, Montana

+ Aaron Cornelius Perkins, born 12-28-1910, Mineral Wells, TX

d 7-14-1956, Compton, CA

m 2-16-1946 Culver City, CA

+ 2 Bernard Quintin Wold, born 12-13-1908, Everett, WA

d 12-29-1999 Los Angeles CA

m 1982 Los Angeles CA

4 Bonnie Charlotte Smith, born 3-1-1925, Essex, Montana

+ Jack Herbert Land, born 5-15-1925, Los Angeles CA

m 6-26-1948, Fresno, CA

4 Fay Laurel Smith, born 4-23-1927, Essex, Montana

+ Raymond Bergthold Schmidt, born 5-15-1925, Corn, Oklahoma

m 12-12-1951

4 Ramona Adele Smith, born 8-13-1928, Los Angeles CA

d 1-11-2002

+ John Ellsworth, born 9-22-1918, Glasgow, Montana

d 5-12-1979, Los Angeles CA

Leroy Martin Smith Family

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Categories: Eli Smith Descendants

Father:Eli Smith

(1807 – 1866)

Mother:Julia Ann Tuttle

(1836 – __)

Leroy Martin Smith

(1866 – 1934)

M. Harriet Hill , 1870 – 1928

(dau of Thomas B. Hill )

marriage,

22 Nov 1886, in the post office by a Justice of the Peace, Kendrick, Idaho.

·With the death of Leroy’s mother, his homestead rights were in danger. Being 20, and Hattie, the lady he had courted, 16, they married.

with issue, including:

Everett Smith , 1887 – 1894

Ollie Smith , 1890 – 1891

Ora Smith , 1891 – __

ooAnnie Mortimore

Hazel Smith , 1895 – __

ooJesse Nelson

Elmer Smith , 1897 – __

Myrtle E. Smith , 1899 – 1984 »

ooRalph Leon Stewart

Edith Smith , 1900 – __

Glen Smith , 1903 – __

Leta Smith , 1905 – __

Virgil Smith , 1907 – __

Events in the life of Leroy Martin Smith

birth 1 . 2 Apr 1866, in Marshall County, Indiana.

marriage,

22 Nov 1886

† death 20 Oct 1934.

burial 1 . AFT 20 Oct 1934, in Fairview Cemetery, Daisy, Stevens County, Washington.

immigrationABT 1900, in Huntsville, Washington.

immigration 1911, in Montana.

·Free land was offered to homesteaders, “Montana Fever”

immigration 1915, in Daisy, Stevens County, Washington.

immigration ABT 1903, in Deep Creek, Potlach, Idaho.

immigration 1904, in Freeze, Idaho.

immigration 1906, in Pampa, Lacrosse, Washington.

Attributes of Leroy Martin Smith

occupation

the proprieter of the Daisy Hotel , in Daisy, Stevens County, Washington.

AFT 1915.

Used with the kind permission of Robert Stewart.

Hi.

“The Smith family only relates to me through a second cousin.   I haven’t really studied it much.   Only enough to capture his family for him.”

Elias Washington Smith was the brother of Leroy Martin Smith, both sons of Eli.

Leroy Martin married Harriet Hill, daughter of Thomas B. Hill.

Leroy and Harriet were parents of Myrtle E. Smith who married Ralph Leon Stewart.

Ralph and Myrtle were the parents of Reverend Elton Eugene “Gene” Stewart, of Seattle.

Gene is my 2nd cousin and we are related via his great-grandfather John Stewart Sr.   (He descending via William Andrew and me via John Wesley.)

Ralph Leon did an autobiographical work which provided some preliminary family information.

Gene gave me his last copy.

Gene has a daughter, Judith Ann, who married Daniel Fortune, with children, who teaches somewhere.

Gene’s brother, Robert Verlin, had a daughter, Linda Diane, who married a Steve Rogers, and have children.

Gene’s sister, Velma Stewart, married Lawrence Bradley, and their son, Thomas has children.

Smith descendants all.   (Just not me.)

The Larry Smith Family

Larry Bennett Smith, Born: July 3, 1940 Los Angles, California

Linda Lee Reb, Born: September 6, 1944, Anchorage, Alaska

Married: June 16, 1966, Ashland, Oregon

Brian Bennett Smith, Born: November 5, 1969, Ashland, Oregon

Helen Verna Bajocich, Born: February 22, 1977 Seattle, Washington

Married: February 17, 1996, West Seattle, Washington

Chloe Verina Smith, Born: September 6, 2001, Silverdale, Washington

Amber Lee Smith, Born: February 14, 1973, Ashland, Oregon

Richard Gordon Shields, Born: January 31, 1972, Denver, Colorado

Married: June 14, 1994, Medford, Oregon

Matthias Atlas Shields, Born: April 24, 1996, Portland, Oregon

Nathanael Patrick Shields, Born: March 31, 1998, Medford, Oregon

Deanndria Lee (Deelee) Shields, Born: July 12, 2001, Medford, Oregon

Our Cousins from Aunt Violet Caton, as of 3-03

Uncle Marion Canton was killed in a car accident after hitting a dump truck on his way home from work, 1974.

BEVERLY  and Bob Pinelli

3835 Gardiner Ferry Rd. #88

Corning, CA  96021

530-824-4097

DONNA and Carl Tidmore

Rte. 3 Box 730-3

Broken Bow, OK  74728

580-420-6112

Frances DARLENE Porter

22055 Riverside Drive

Red Bluff, CA  96080

530-529-3192

CONNIE  Lee  (Caton) Hobbs   –  Died in 1979

LEWIS  Caton

13987 Monte Del Oro

Castroville, CA  95012

831-633-8222

LARRY & Margaret Caton

26 Mill Street

Wake Forest, NC  27587

919-556-5311

ARLITA and Bill Meyer

311 Block

Salinas, CA  93921

831-449-5009

JOHNNIE and Pat Caton

7431 Matterhorn Place

Prunedale, CA  93907

831-663-2343

BRUCE  Caton

2711 Mar Vista Dr.  #52

Aptos, CA  95003

831-662-8589

BONNIE & Glen Cassel

455 Manchester

Vacaville, CA  95688

707-44

The Bennett Family Connection to the Smith Family

Elmer Cortis Bennett, born: January 20, 1860, Burke, New York.

Son of: Emerick Bennett and Lucia Jackson

Married: January 20, 1884 (Minn.) to Ida Cora Call, born June 18, 1866, New York.

Daughter of William Call and Julia Jackson, sister of Luci.

Bennett Children:

1.  Gertrude May Bennett (Smith), born: November 8, 1885

2.  Chester Oscar Bennett, born: November 6, 1892.  died: July ??, 1942 at the hands of the Japanese in the Philippines.  No children.

  1. Winifred Grace Bennett, born: July 10, 1894, died: March 29, 1964.

A. Their daughter: Jewel Elaine FRIZELL was born on 27 May 1917 in Durango, La   Plata, Co. She died on 6 Mar 1977 in Pomona, Los Angeles, Ca. She was buried on 9 Mar 1977 in West Covina, Los Angeles, Ca. She was baptized on 6 May 1978 in the OKLA temple. She was endowed on 6 May 1978 in the OKLA temple. Married: John M. LEAVITT, born on 27 Feb 1913 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. He died on 25 Mar 1978 in Pomona, San Bernardino, California. He was buried on 28 Mar 1978 in West Covina, San Bernardino, California. He was born in the covenant. He was baptized on 4 Sep 1921. He was endowed on 6 May 1979 in the SLAK temple. He married Jewel Elaine FRIZELL on 14 Feb 1939 in Santa Ana, Orange, California. They were sealed on 6 May 1979 in the Salt Lake Temple.

1. Judith Ann LEAVITT was born on 13 Feb 1942 in Los Angeles, Ca. She was sealed to her parents on 6 May 1979 in the Salt Lake temple. She was baptized on 4 Nov 1950. She was endowed on 30 Jun 1962 in the Los Angeles California temple. Married 2. James Jewell PATTERSON,  born on 19 Apr 1941 in Darbun, Walthall, Ms. He was sealed to his parents on 14 Dec 1957 in the Los Angeles California temple. He was baptized on 22 May 1949 in Mississippi. He was endowed on 30 Jun 1962 in the Los Angeles California temple. He married Judith Ann LEAVITT on 30 Dec 1960 in Chino, San Bernardino, Ca. They were sealed on 30 Jun 1962 in the Los Angeles California temple

a. James John Patterson was born March 8, 1962 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas. He was sealed to his parent June 30, 1962 in the Los Angeles CA temple. He was baptized on March 28, 1970 Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas. Married Kayla Marie Tomlin September 15, 1989 Portland, Multnoma, Oregon. One child, Savannah Marie Patterson. Divorced 1994

1. Savannah Marie Patterson born January 3, 1992, Milwaukee, Clackamas, Oregon.

Married Jennifer Ann Bruns, born November 11, 1970 Lake Tahoe Nevada. Three children Jordan Renee Patterson, Mackenzie Nicole Patterson, and Connor Alexander Patterson

1. Jordan Renee Patterson born March 3, 1997, died March 3 1997, Portland, Multnoma, Oregon. Buried March 9, 1997

2. Mackenzie Nicole Patterson born March 10, 1998. Christened Catholic April 20 2003.

3. Connor Alexander Patterson, born January 24, 2002. Christened Catholic April 20, 2003.

b. Ann Elizabeth Patterson born under in covenant   June 3, 1963 Upland, San Bernardino, CA. Baptized June 3, 1971. Endowed February 10, 1983. Married Olen Randall Lee, born January 7 1962 Hollywood, Florida, February 10 1983. Two children Olen Aaron Lee and Olen Michael Lee.  Olen died June 28, 1987, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington at McCord Air force Base while attending a class.

  1. Olen Aaron Lee born December 2, 1983 Tacoma, Pierce, Washington baptized December 8, 1991. BIC. Trained for the Job Corp. (2006). Married Rebecca Bern, November 21, 2008, Springfield, Oregon.

a. Deja Marie Lee, April 6, 2007, Oregon

  1. Olen Michael Lee born March 7, 1986 Bend, Deschutes, Oregon. Baptized December 8, 1993. BIC.  Currently working in Washington State. (2006)  Was married to Wendy Clement from March 2007 to December 7, 2009. No children.

Annie married Lynndel Paul Zurligen, born June 7, 1955. one child Danielle Lynn Zurligen. Married on: July 30, 1988. Divorced July 30, 1990.

  1. Danielle Lynn Zurligen born April 26, 1989  Ashland, Jackson, Oregon. BIC

c. Robert Daniel Patterson, born April 1, 1968, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington. BIC. Baptized May 1, 1976. Endowed December 30, 1989 Oakland, CA Temple.  Married Julie Marie Jensen in the Hillcrest Chapel, Rexburg, Madison, Idaho. Julie was born July 23, 1972 , Price, Carbon, Utah. Baptized September 6, 1980 Endowed July 23, 1993.  Sealed to Julie July 23, 1992. Four children: Jenavive Marie Patterson, Anthony (Scooter) Daniel Patterson, Tianna Michelle Patterson, and Zachary James Patterson. Divorced 1998.

  1. Jenavive Marie  Patterson born March 11, 1993. Rexburg, Madison, Idaho. Sealed to Parents July 23, 1992
  1. Anthony Daniel Patterson born May 18, 1994 Price, Carbon, Utah. BIC
  1. Tianna Michelle Patterson born November 16, 1996 Martinez, Contra Costa, California. BIC
  1. Zachary James Patterson born June 5, 1998 Price, Carbon, Utah. BIC

d. Wendy Elaine Patterson born June 1, 1972 Medford, Jackson, Oregon. BIC Baptized July 11, 1980 Endowed December 5, 1992 Idaho Falls Temple. Married Morgan Lloyd Broadhead born October 31, 1970  Barberton, Summit. Ohio. Married and Sealed December 30, 1992. Five children Emberley WinAnn Broadhead, Ashton James Broadhead, Teva Broadhead, Tessah Marjorie Broadhead, and Camden John Broadhead.

1. Emberly WinAnn Broadhead born November 20, 1993 Rexburg, Madison, Idaho. Baptized December 2001. BIC

2. Ashton James Broadhead born December 2, 1995 Columbus, Franklin , Ohio Baptized December 2003 BIC

3. Teva Broadhead born September 19, 1997. Died September 19, 1997 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio BIC

4. Tessah Marjorie Broadhead Born April 17, 1999. BIC

5. Camden John Broadhead Born September 2, 2003. Columbus, Franklin, Ohio

e .John M Leavitt PATTERSON was born on 4 May 1976 in Medford,  Jackson County, Oregon BIC Baptized July 1984. Married Megan Louise Decker born July 2, 1976 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. On August 12 1995 in Santa Rose, California. Two children, Rianna Louise Patterson and Mariah Rose Patterson.  Divorced April 17, 1997. Endowed May 4, 1998.

  1. Rianna Louise Decker Patterson Born September 15, 1994, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California. Adopted by John November of  1995. Adoption dissolved by Judge April 17, 1997 when the biological father stepped forward and said he had never be asked to give up his parental rights to her. She will always be John’s little girl to us. John was told Megan did not know who or where the father was. It was a lie as when the divorce took place it was found she was collecting child support from both John and the biological father.
  1. Mariah Rose Patterson, Born August 8, 1996 American Fork, Utah, Utah

.

Married Eva Marie Eddington born August 31, 1976 in Provo, Utah to Delbert Wayne Eddington and Elaine Marie Nelson. BIC July, 28, 1999. Six Children.

  1. Michael James Patterson, born January 7, 1997, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Adopted by John 2005 Baptized February 2005.

2,   Rebecca Marie Patterson born July 19, 2000, Martinez,

Contra Costa, California

  1. Adira Jade Patterson born October 7, 2002, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

4.   Caitllyn Patterson born May 3, 2005, San Jose, Santa Clara,

California.

5. Serra Elaine Patterson, born November 2007 in Vancouver, Clark,                                               Washington.

6. Jerica Breanne Patterson, Born September 8, 2009 in Provo, Ut,                                                  Utah.

**bic

Born in the covenant means the parents were sealed together for time and all

eternity, not just till death do us part. We believe if sealed in the Temple

we make covenant with God allowing us to be a family forever and any

children born to a couple so Married are automatically sealed to them and

don’t have to be sealed again. If a family joins the church in a year they

can go to the temple and be sealed and have their children sealed to them.

If they have more children they would be BIC because they would have been in

covenant when their family was sealed. We believe this is what Christ meant

when he told Peter “Whatever thou shalt seal on earth shall be sealed in

heaven.

4.  Son, still-born, November 14, 1898

Ida Cora Call Bennett – died: November 23, 1898

Children of Emerick and Lucia Bennett:

1.  Elmer Cortis

2. Orpha

3. Leslie

4. Jefferson

5. Celia

Children of William and Julia Call:

1. Anna

2. Lily

3. Elizabeth

4. Ida Cora

5. William

6. Julia

Smith family tree WAY BACK

Bible  Genealogy

from Adam to Judah

Genesis 1 Chronicles Luke

and Ruth Chaps 1, 2, 3 Chap 3

Adam              Adam                          Adam

Seth                Seth                             Seth

Enosh           Enosh                                    Enosh

Kenan           Kenan                                    Cainan

Mahalalel          Mahalalel                            Mahalaleel

Jared                Jared                                    Jared

Enoch               Enoch                                 Enoch

Methuselah       Methuselah                    Methuselah

Lamech             Lamech                              Lamech

Noah                 Noah                                   Noah

Shem                Shem                                    Shem

Arpachshad      Arpachshad                    Arpachshad

Cainan

Shelah              Shelah                                Shelah

Eber                  Eber                                     Eber

Peleg                Peleg                                    Peleg

Reu                  Reu                                       Reu

Serug              Serug                                     Serug

Nahor              Nahor                                    Nahor

Terah              Terah                                     Terah

Abram           Abraham                                 Abraham

(Abraham)

Isaac              Isaac                          Isaac

Jacob (Israel) Jacob                               Jacob

Judah            Judah                         Judah

Descendants of Judah

======================================================================================================================

1. Judah

sp: Tamar

+-2. Zehrah

sp: UNKNOWN

+-3. Dara  (b.Abt 1414 BC)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-4. Erichthonius of Acadia  (a.King)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-5. Tros of Acadia  (a.King d.Abt 1281 BC)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-6. Ilus  (a.King)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-7. Laomedan  (b.Abt 1237 BC)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-8. Tithonus

sp: UNKNOWN

+-9. Memnon  (a.King Of Ethiopa d.1183 BC)

sp: Troana Iluim  (a.Queen)

+-10. Thor of Troy  (a.King)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-11. Loridi of Troy

sp: Sif

+-12. Einridi of Troy

sp: Un-Named

+-13. Wingethor of Troy

sp: UNKNOWN

+-14. Vingener of Troy  (b.Bef 105 BC)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-15. Moda of Troy

sp: UNKNOWN

+-16. Magi of Troy  (b.Abt 0075 BC)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-17. Seskof of Troy  (b.Abt 0060 BC)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-18. Bedwig of Troy  (b.Abt 0045 BC)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-19. Hvala of Troy  (b.Abt 0030 BC)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-20. Hathra of Troy  (b.Bef 0020 BC)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-21. Itermon of Troy

sp: UNKNOWN

+-22. Heremond of Troy  (b.14 BCE)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-23. Sceldwa of Troy  (b.Bef 0030)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-24. Beaw of Troy

sp: UNKNOWN

+-25. Taetwa of Troy  (b.Abt 0055)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-26. Geata of Troy  (b.Abt 0070)

sp: UNKNOWN

+-27. Godwulf

sp: UNKNOWN

+-28. Finn

sp: UNKNOWN

+-29. Frithuwulf

sp: UNKNOWN

+-30. Frealaf

sp: UNKNOWN

+-31. Frithuwald

sp: UNKNOWN

+-32. Woden (Odin)

sp: FRIGG

+-33. Bældæg  (b.Abt 243)

sp: Nanna  (b.Abt 247)

|-34. Brand  (b.Abt 271)

| sp: Un-Named  (b.Abt 275)

|+-35. Frithogar  (b.Abt 299)

|  sp: Un-Named  (b.Abt 303)

| +-36. Freawine  (b.Abt 327)

|   sp: Un-Named  (b.Abt 331)

|  +-37. Wig  (b.Abt 355)

|    sp: Un-Named  (b.Abt 359)

|   +-38. Gewis  (b.Abt 387)

|     sp: Un-Named  (b.Abt 387)

|    +-39. Elsa  (b.Abt 411)

|      sp: Un-Named  (b.Abt 415)

|     +-40. Elesa  (b.Abt 439 d.530)

|       sp: Un-Named  (b.443)

|      +-41. Cerdic  (b.Abt 467 d.535)

|        sp: Un-Named  (b.Abt 471)

|       +-42. Cynric  (b.Abt 493 d.584)

|           sp: UNKNOWN

|        +-43. Ceawlin  (b.Abt 547 d.591)

|            sp: UNKNOWN

|         +-44. Cuthwine  (b.564 d.584)

|             sp: UNKNOWN

|          +-45. Cutha “Cuthwulf”  (b.584 d.679)

|              sp: UNKNOWN

|           +-46. Ceolwald  (b.Abt 640)

|               sp: UNKNOWN

|            +-47. Cenred

|                sp: UNKNOWN

|             +-48. Ingild  (b.Abt 660 d.718)

|                 sp: UNKNOWN

|              +-49. Eoppa  (b.Abt 680)

|                  sp: UNKNOWN

|               +-50. Eafa  (b.Abt 710)

|                   sp: UNKNOWN

|                +-51. Ealmund (Elmund)  (b.758)

|                    sp: UNKNOWN

|                 +-52. Ecgbert  (b.775 d.Aft 19 Nov 838)

|                     sp: UNKNOWN

|                  +-53. Aethelwulf  (b.806 d.13 Jan 858)

|                      sp: UNKNOWN

|                   +-54. Alfred “the Great”  (b.849 d.28 Oct 899)

|                       sp: UNKNOWN

|                    +-55. Edward “the Elder”  (b.869 d.17 Jul 924)

|                      sp: Edgiva  (b.Abt 878)

|                     +-56. Alberic DE MONTLHERY (b.Abt 910)

|                         sp: UNKNOWN

|                      +-57. Bouchard DE MONTLHERY (b.Abt 940 d.978)

|                        sp: Hildegarde DE BLOIS (b.Abt 946)

|                       +-58. Bouchard DE MONTLHERY (b.957 d.1020)

|                         sp: Elizabeth DE CRECY (b.Abt 961)

|                        +-59. Thibault DE MONTLHERY (b.Abt 983)

|                            sp: UNKNOWN

|                         +-60. Gui I Milo DE MONTLHERY (b.Abt 1009 d.Abt 1095)

|                             sp: UNKNOWN

|                          +-61. Isabel DE MONTLHERY (b.Abt 1040)

|                            sp: Josceline DE COURTENAY (b.Abt 1034 d.1075)

|                           +-62. Milo Miles DE COURTENAY (b.Abt 1069 d.1127)

|                               sp: UNKNOWN

|                            +-63. Renaud Reginald DE COURTENAY (b.Abt 1100 d.1161)

|                                sp: UNKNOWN

|                             +-64. Renaud Reginald DE COURTENAY (b.Abt 1126 d.27 Sep 1194)

|                                 sp: UNKNOWN

|                              +-65. Robert DE COURTENAY (b.Abt 1183 d.27 Jul 1242)

|                                  sp: UNKNOWN

|                               +-66. John DE COURTENAY (b.Abt 1218 d.3 May 1274)

|                                   sp: UNKNOWN

|                                +-67. Hugh DE COURTENAY (b.25 Mar 1248 d.20 Feb 1291)

|                                    sp: UNKNOWN

|                                 +-68. Hugh DE COURTENAY (b.14 Sep 1273 d.23 Dec 1340)

|                                     sp: UNKNOWN

|                                  +-69. Sir Hugh DE COURTENAY (b.12 Jul 1303 d.2 May 1377)

|                                    sp: Margaret DE BOHUN (b.3 Apr 1311 m.11 Aug 1325 d.1391)

|                                   |-70. Philip COURTENAY (b.Abt 1346 d.29 Jul 1406)

|                                   |   sp: UNKNOWN

|                                   |+-71. John COURTENAY (b.Abt 1384 d.Bef 29 Jul 1406)

|                                   |    sp: UNKNOWN

|                                   | +-72. Sir Philip COURTENAY (b.1400 d.16 Dec 1463)

|                                   |     sp: UNKNOWN

|                                   |  +-73. Sir William COURTENAY (b.1420)

|                                   |      sp: UNKNOWN

|                                   |   +-74. Edward COURTENAY (b.1453)

|                                   |       sp: UNKNOWN

|                                   |    +-75. Edward COURTENAY (b.1495)

|                                   |      sp: Margaret TRETHURFFE (b.1535 d.28 Jun 1576)

|                                   |     +-76. Peter (of Vrottonin ) COURTENAY (b.1536 d.28 May 1606)

|                                   |       sp: Katherine RESKYMER (b.1546)

|                                   |      +-77. Anne COURTENAY (b.1563 d.Bef 1642)

|                                   |        sp: Gilbert HOLCOMBE (b.1565 d.1633)

|                                   |       +-78. Thomas HOLCOMB (b.1601 d.7 Sep 1657)

|                                   |         sp: Elizabeth FERGUSON (b.1615 m.14 May 1634 d.7 Oct 1679)

|                                   |        |-79. Joshua HOLCOMB (b.27 Sep 1640 d.17 Aug 1690)

|                                   |        | sp: Ruth SHERWOOD (b.1643 d.10 Sep 1699)

|                                   |        |+-80. Joshua HOLCOMB II (b.18 Sep 1672 d.10 Feb 1726)

|                                   |        |  sp: Hannah CARRINGTON (b.1675 d.13 May 1708)

|                                   |        | +-81. Experience HOLCOMB (b.1707 d.12 Dec 1774)

|                                   |        |   sp: Nathaniel ALFORD

|                                   |        |  +-82. Hannah ALFORD (b.29 Mar1725 d.28 Jan1811)

|                                   |        |    sp: Isaac MESSENGER (b.1717 d.1801)

|                                   |        |   +-83. Joseph MESSENGER (b.1741 d.1791)

|                                   |        |     sp: Jemima BARBER (b.31 Mar 1741 d.20 May)

|                                   |        |    +-84. Keziah MESSENGER (b.4 Dec 1779 d.10 Mar 1857)

|                                   |        |      sp: Benjamin BENSON (b.3 Aug 1773 d.8 Oct 1846)

|                                   |        |     |-85. Rhoda BENSON (b.18 Feb 1803 d.26 Feb 1879)

|                                   |        |     | sp: Enos TUTTLE (b.20 Feb 1795 m.5 Sep 1819 d.15 Jan 1850)

|                                   |        |     ||-86. Norton TUTTLE (b.Abt 1821)

|                                   |        |     ||-86. Norman B. TUTTLE (b.1822 d.Sep 1906)

|                                   |        |     ||-86. Julia Ann TUTTLE (b.26 Nov 1826 d.24 Oct 1886)

|                                   |        |     || sp: Eli SMITH (b.17 Oct 1807 m.20 Jan 1853 d.Nov 1866)

|                                   |        |     |||-87. Elias Washington SMITH (b.30 Oct 1853 d.27 Apr 1925)

|                                   |        |     ||| sp: Ida Eugenia DELAIR (b.17 Apr 1855 m.16 Dec 1872 d.28 Sep 1919)

|                                   |        |     ||||-88. Aaron Victor SMITH (b.21 Nov 1876 d.26 Jun 1957)

|                                   |        |     |||| sp: Gertrude May BENNETT (b.8 Nov 1885 m.29 Mar 1905 d.4 Feb 1981)

|                                   |        |     ||||+-89. Elmer Bennett SMITH (b.4 Jan 1913)

|                                   |        |     ||||  sp: Ruby Helen Lucielle RASMUSSEN (b.7 Jan 1917 m.10 Jun 1935)

|                                   |        |     |||| |-90. Larry Bennett SMITH (b.3 Jul 1940)

|                                   |        |     |||| | sp: Linda Lee REB (b.6 Sep 1944 m.18 Jun 1966)

|                                   |        |     |||| ||-91. Brian Bennett SMITH (b.5 Nov 1966)

|                                   |        |     |||| |+-91. Amber Lee SMITH (b.14 Feb 1973)

|                                   |        |     |||| +-90. Lloyd Christian SMITH (b.3 Jul 1940)

|                                   |        |     ||||   sp: Helen Mae BOORMAN (b.9 Mar 1945 m.19 Mar 1966)

|                                   |        |     ||||  |-91. Kenneth Lloyd SMITH (b.6 Sep 1968)

|                                   |        |     ||||  +-91. Kieth Lloyd SMITH (b.2 May 1972)

3 Responses to Family Tree

  1. Olen Aaron Lee says:

    I’m sorry to be a pest, but you spelled my daughter’s name wrong, it’s Deja, not Daja

  2. lsmithtwin says:

    I finally figured out how to edit thanks to Lloyd and the correction has been completed. Thanks for bugging us on this.

  3. pamela lee stanley (smith) says:

    I looked through the whole smith ancestery. Do you know anything on a Jerald LeRoy smith born Oklahoma City OK, Mother as far as I know is Louise Lepisto must have gotten married again and she lived in Ca and Jerald also married my mom in San Diego Ca.

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