Descendants of James Smith
Generation No. 2
Generation No. 3
SMITH (ALFRED H.2
) was born Abt. 18545
. He married ETTA O. WOODWARD 11/22/18786
, daughter of Abraham Woodward and Margaret Lunday
More About WALTER D. SMITH:
In the 1885 state census for Burt County - Town of Lyons - are Walter D. Smith, age 31 and Etta C. Smith, 23, both born in Iowa.
Occupation: 1899, Publisher, Oakland Republic
Residence: 2/1907, Missouri
Children of W
Generation No. 4
1. 1850 U. S. Census, Jefferson County, Iowa, 227, Alfred Smith Household.
2. 1850 U. S. Census, Jefferson County, Iowa.
3. "Lyons, Nebraska, "Mirror"," 3/20/1906 Obituary, 78 years of age.
Nadine Holder "Once I got the right names for the parents of Alfred Smith (husband of Mary Woodward) I found their marriage record - James M. C. Smith married Jane G. Marchel 8/23/1827 in Monroe County, Indiana." 4. Private communication, Pat Engebretson, "Electronic."
5. 1856 Keokuk County, Iowa Census, Richland Township.
6. "Lyons, Nebraska, "Mirror"," 11/26/1908, Saturday was 25th wedding anniversary of the W. D. Smiths.
7. "Lyons, Nebraska, "Mirror"," 12 19 1918 Obituary.
8. "Lyons Mirror" 29 December 1906
Mrs. A. H. Smith died Tuesday morning at her home in Oakland. The funeral services were held there Thursday and the remains brought to Lyons for interment beside her husband who passed from this life about a year ago. Mr. Smith was at one time a resident of Lyons and owner of the Mirror.
Generation No. 1
AMES1 SMITH was born 1806 in Kentucky1. He married JANE UNKNOWN. She was born 1804 in Kentucky2.
Children of James SMITH and Jane UMarchel are:
2. i. ALFRED H.2 SMITH, b. 1828; d. 3/16/1906, Oakland, Nebraska.
ii. HARRY L. SMITH, b. 1831.
iii. LEVI F. SMITH, b. 1837.
LFRED H.2 SMITH (JAMES1), son of James M. C. Smith and Jane G. Marchel, who married 8/23/1827 in Monroe County, Indiana. was born 18283, and died 3/16/1906 in Oakland, Nebraska. He married MARY E. WOODWARD, daughter of Samuel and Abigail Shelley Woodward
. She was born 12/03/18264
, and died 12/25/1906 in Oakland, Nebraska.
Notes for ALFRED H. SMITH:
A. H. Smith and his brother-in-law published a newspaper in Nebraska in the late 80's, sold out to their nephew/son Moses M. Warner [author of the 1892 History of Dakota County, where the Jesse Warner's settled]. Then went to Oakland - still in Burt County - where they published a newspaper. Both the brothers are buried in Burt County, Nebraska. Brother was W. D. who had a son named Shelley who died in West Plains, Mo and the body later removed to the family lot. (This was from Burt County, Nebraska, researcher - however Walter D. was son of A. H. and not brother per census records and age of family!)
In the 1885 state census for Burt County - Decatur Precinct - are A.H. Smith, age 56 and Mary E. Smith, 58, both born in Indiana.
The 1900 census (E.D. 27, sheet 10) has Alfred H. Smith, an editor, born July 1828 in Indiana, both parents born in Kentucky, married 50 years (three children, two living ) to:
Mary E., born Dec 1826 in Indiana.
Walter D. - son, publisher-printer, born July 1853 in Iowa, married 17 years to
Etta O., born April 1862 in Iowa, both parents born in Indiana. (Etta was the daughter of Abraham Woodward , so Walter and Etta were cousins).
All six children still living, are all born in Nebraska:
Lena V., May 1886,
James L., Jan 1888,
Lorance?? H., son born Dec 1889,
Shelley W., son born March 1892,
Mary E., January 1894, and
Walter W., December 1898.
On the same page is a Brewster family, also a publisher.
More About ALFRED H. SMITH:
Burial: Lyons, Burt County, Nebraska
Occupation: 1895, Publisher, Burchard Times
Residence: 1905, Oakland, Nebraska
More About MARY E. WOODWARD:
Burial: Lyons, Burt County, Nebraska
Children of ALFRED SMITH and MARY WOODWARD are:
3. i. WALTER D.3 SMITH, b. Abt. 1854.
ii. ARTHUR SMITH, b. Abt. 1855.
A family reunion was held in Lyons Nebraska in 1887: (parenthetical names added for clarity)
"For the week past the Mirror family has been ingulfed in a happy reunion of a part of the brothers and sisters of Mrs. A. H. Smith, nee Mary E. Woodward, and a few of their descendants.
On Friday, the 12th instant, A.(Abraham) R. Woodward and his wife, Maggie S., of Union, Iowa, arrived. On Thursday, the 18th inst., S. E. McCracken and his wife E. J. (Eliza Jane) of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. May W. Brooks and daughter Fay, of Clarion, Iowa, reached here. Friday and Saturday brought Henry M. Woodward and daughter, Lois M., of Dell Rapids, Dakota; Col. J.(Jesse) F. Warner and wife, (Hannah) of Winnebago, Nebraska, Mrs. DeBell and daughter, Georgia; R. C. Bauer and wife, C.; D. W. Parmelee and wife, Marly Am., and E. J. Warner, of Rosebud, Dakota and M.(Moses) M. Warner, of Homer, Neb. Of these two, A. R. and H.(Henry) M. Woodward, are brothers and E. J. McCracken and H. M. Warner are sisters of Mary E. Smith. Of the older ones some had not met for thirty-six years. Of the younger ones some had never met before.
Those who have never engaged in such family re-unions can hardly realize the amount of pleasure they afford to relatives who have long been separated. In this case everyone's cup of joy seemed to be full to the overflowing. Music of a fine quality, instrumental and vocal, enlivened the occasion. Notwithstanding all seemed to enjoy themselves so well, a feeling of great disappointment prevailed and was clearly manifested. Two brothers, J.(John) D. Woodward , of Cascade Locks, Oregon, and N.(Nathan) S. Woodward , of Redding California; and a sister, Margaret A. Canaday , of Avoca, Neb., and many nephews, nieces and cousins, were expected; some of whom sent letters, when they found that they could not come, expressing their regrets that they must be absent. Others have not yet reported the cause of their not coming. Some were expected from Austin, Texas; others from Mansfield, Louisiana [Jacob Shelley's home]; Washington, D. C. [Charles Shelley's residence]; Ridgeway, Mo; Chicago Ill., and from different points in Iowa and Nebraska.
Of the letters received a very interesting one had been written by a cousin, Hon. H. E. Shelley , of Austin, Texas, giving a detailed account of his father's family of eleven children and their descendants. Another letter, from a brother, N.(Nathan) S.(Shelley) Woodward, of Redding, California, expressed regret that his old age and failing health prevented his participation in the reunion here, but he hoped to meet all in a happy reunion beyond the shores of time.
On Saturday, Artist Taylor , squared his camera in front of the entire group in the door yard, and thus each of the participants can have in the future, a shadow to remind them of the joys of the occasion.
On Monday some of those from Rosebud, Dakota, left for home via Emerson, where they will stop for two or three days, and all the others accompanied by the entire Mirror family went to Winnebago, and there beheld the doings of the redman, after which they separated, feeling that it is not probable that they would ever again all meet in such a reunion here on earth."
ALTER SMITH and ETTA WOODWARD are:
i. LENA4 SMITH.
Notes for LENA SMITH:
Attending Institute for the Blind at Nebraska City 11 26 1908
Prize winner in the State Journal contest for writing the best sketch of the life of Abraham Lincoln
ii. WALTER M. SMITH.
Notes for WALTER SMITH:
Attending Institute for the blind at Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1908
4. iii. MARY ETTA SMITH, b. 1/06/1894, Lyons, Burt County, Nebraska; d. 12/15/1918, Craig, Nebraska.
iv. JAMES SMITH.
v. LORAINE SMITH.
vi. SHELLEY WICKERSHAM SMITH, b. 3/09/1892, Lyons, Burt County, Nebraska; d. 3/26/1908, 7 mi NW of West Plains, Howell Co, Missouri.
More About SHELLEY WICKERSHAM SMITH:
Burial: West Plains, Mo., reinterred at Lyons, Nebr
Cause of Death: Pneumonia & pleurisy.
ARY ETTA4 SMITH (WALTER D.3, ALFRED H.2, JAMES1) was born 1/06/1894 in Lyons, Burt County, Nebraska, and died 12/15/1918 in Craig, Nebraska7. She married BEN H. EBY 11/21/1915.
More About MARY ETTA SMITH:
Cause of Death: Influenza
Child of MARY SMITH and BEN EBY is:
i. SON5 EBY, b. Abt. 1916.
The following information was provided by a niece of Lois Pond Smith:
Walter M. Smith
b: 24 Dec 1898, Oakland, NE
m: 24 Dec 1942, Fremont, NE
d: 3 Jul 1957, Craig, NE
Lois Eliz. Pond Smith
b: 5 Mar 1911, Inman, NE
d: 28 May 2003, Oakland, NE
ch: Margaret Eliz. Smith Ham
Mary Etta Smith Johnson