Capt. John Smith

M, b. 20 June 1903
     Capt. John Smith was born on 20 June 1903 at Prairie Twp., Crawford Co., IL. He was the son of Orren Henry Smith and Laura Eliizabeth Rhodes.

John Adair Smith1

M, b. 6 September 1838, d. 30 September 1839
     John Adair Smith was born on 6 September 1838 at Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH. He was the son of John Armstrong Smith and Jane McDowell. John Adair Smith died on 30 September 1839 at Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH, at age 1.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 199.

John Armstrong Smith1

M, b. 23 September 1814, d. 1892
     John Armstrong Smith was born on 23 September 1814 at Highland Co., OH.2 He was the son of John Smith and Sarah Wadman. John Armstrong Smith married Jane McDowell, daughter of Maj. John Adair McDowell and Lucy Todd Starling, on 16 November 1837.1 Occupation: Lawyer in 1850 at Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH.2 John Armstrong Smith died in 1892 at Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH, died four months after his wife died.

Biography from findagrave.com Memorial #8122986:

U.S. Congressman. Born in Hillsboro, Ohio, he graduated from Miami University, in 1834, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced to practice law in Hillsboro, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives in 1841 and a member of the Ohio State constitutional convention in 1850. In 1869, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses, serving until 1873. After his term, he was a member of the Ohio State constitutional convention of 1873 and resumed the practice of law. He died at age 77 died in Hillsboro, Ohio. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith.)

He was buried in 1892 at Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH.

Children of John Armstrong Smith and Jane McDowell

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 199.
  2. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

John Casper Smith

M
     John Casper Smith married Christianna Kauffman, daughter of Michael Kauffman and Ann Kneissle, in 1739.

John Daniel Smith

M, b. 31 January 1866, d. 25 July 1956
     John Daniel Smith was born on 31 January 1866 at Jones Co., IA. He was the son of Jacob Grove Smith and Amanda Lucretia Simpson. John Daniel Smith married Minnie May Robb, daughter of Benjamin Robb and Catherine Munsinger, on 29 February 1888 at Anamosa, Jones Co., IA, License No. 2386
Ceremony by Rev. A. C. Manweld
Witnesses: Cyrus and Mary Miller.


John Daniel Smith lived in January 1920 at Rome Twp., Jones Co., IA.1 He died on 25 July 1956 at Rome Twp., Jones Co., IA, at age 90. He was buried in July 1956 at Green Center Cemetery, Rome Twp., Jones Co., IA.

Children of John Daniel Smith and Minnie May Robb

Citations

  1. [S3058] 1920 Federal Census, Jones County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 495.

John Dawson Smith Jr.1

M, b. 18 September 1853, d. 24 August 1938
     John Dawson Smith Jr. was born on 18 September 1853 at Yell Co., AR.1 He married Rowena Josephine White circa 1881.1 John Dawson Smith Jr. died on 24 August 1938 at Red River Co., TX, at age 84.

Child of John Dawson Smith Jr. and Rowena Josephine White

Citations

  1. [S3102] 1900 Federal Census, Cleburne County, Arkansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 54; FHL #1240054.

John F. Smith

M, b. 16 November 1841, d. 21 February 1863
     John F. Smith was born on 16 November 1841 at Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA. He was the son of Rev. William R. Smith and Elizabeth Stouffer. John F. Smith began military service Civil War service, Co. "I", 92nd Illinois Infantry. He died on 21 February 1863 at age 21 date from burial record, U.S. Burial Registers, Military Posts and Natinal Cemeteries, 1862-1960. Cause of death: Civil War casualty. He was buried in 1863 at Danville National Cemetery, Danville, Boyle Co., KY, Plot 14, 0, 236
Findagrave #1193693.

John F. Smith

M, b. 4 September 1804, d. 29 December 1876
     John F. Smith was born on 4 September 1804.1 He married Mary Ann Miller, daughter of David Miller and Mary Getzendanner, circa 1843.1 Occupation: Farmer at Frederick, Frederick Co., MD.1 John F. Smith lived in 1876 at Frederick Co., MD.1 He died on 29 December 1876 at Frederick, Frederick Co., MD, at age 72.1

Children of John F. Smith and Mary Ann Miller

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 483.

John G. Smith

M, b. 27 January 1868, d. 18 November 1953
     John G. Smith was born on 27 January 1868 at Scotland Co., MO. He married Mary E. Frogge. John G. Smith died on 18 November 1953 at Kirksville, Adair Co., MO, at age 85. He was buried in November 1953 at Pauline Cemetery, Rutledge, Scotland Co., MO, Findagrave #79393600.

Child of John G. Smith and Mary E. Frogge

John H. Smith1

M, b. May 1894
     John H. Smith was born in May 1894 at Multnomah Co., OR.1 He was the son of Henry Webster Smith and Rosetta Emily Severance.1

Citations

  1. [S455] 1900 Federal Census, Multnomah County, Oregon. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1351; FHL #1241351.

Rev. John Hamilton Smith D.D.

M, b. 3 August 1877, d. 8 June 1843
     Rev. John Hamilton Smith D.D. died on 8 June 1843. He was born on 3 August 1877 at Sharpsburg, Washington Co., MD. He married Mary Elizabeth Fitz, daughter of John Fitz and Alice Virginia Weaver, on 25 April 1905 at Hanover, York Co., OH, Newspaper articles:

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Thursday, 27 April 1905; Page 3; (Newspapers.com);

Clergyman Married at Hanover
HANOVER, Pa., April 26. - In Emanuel Reformed Church today Miss Mary Elizabeth Fitz, daughter of John Fitz, became the bride of Rev. John Hamilton Smith, of Littlestown. Miss Estelle Fitz, of Washington, D. C., was maid of honor, and A. L. Moore, of Lancaster, best man. The ushers were Rev. A. M. Gluck, of Emmitsburg, Md; Rev. Robert L. Bare, of York; Dr. Harry E. Gettier, of Littlestown; Ervin M. Fitz, of Columbus, O; Maurice N. Trone and J, Samuel Fitz, of Hanover.


The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland); Friday, 28 April 1905; Page 7; (Newspapers.com):

Smith--Fitz

A special dispatch to THE SUN last night from Hanover, Pa., says:

"Miss Mary Elizabeth Fitz, formerly of Martinsburg, W. Va., was married at Emmanuel Reformed Church to Rev. John Hamilton Smith, son of Mrs. John Smith, of Baltimore, and pastor of Redeemer's Reformed Church, Littlestown, Pa.? ? The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. O. K. Spessard, of Mifflinburg, Pa., assisted by Rev. Ellis Hay.

"The bride was attired in a gown of white messaline, trimmed with chiffon and old family lace. She was attended by her sister, Miss Estelle Fitz, of Washington, as maid of honor. A. C. Moore, of Lancaster, was best man. The ushers were: Rev.? ? A. M. Gluck, of Emmitsburg, Md; Rev. Robert L. Bare, of York; Dr. Harry E. Gettier, of Littlestown; Ervin M. Fitz, of Columbus, O; Maurice N. Trone and J, Samuel Fitz, of Hanover. A reception followed the marriage, attended by guests from various parts of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Upon their return from a wedding tour they will reside in Littlestown, where the groom is serving his first charge."


Adams County Independent (Littlestown, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 29 April 1905; Page 8; (Newspapers.com):

Smith-Fitz
We take the following from the Hanover Record:

Before the alter in Emanuel Reformed Church Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock, Miss Mary Elizabeth Fitz, of Hanover, was united in marriage to Rev. John Hamilton Smith, the pastor of Redeemer's Reformed Church, Littlestown.

The chancel of the church was decorated with a profusion of palms, ferns, and potted plants, and flowers.

While the choir of the church sang the "Lohengrin" wedding chorus the bride entered the church on the arm of her father, preceded by the ushers, and the maid of honor.

The bride was met at the alter by the groom and best man, A. C. Moore, of Lancaster, when according to the solemn ritual of the Reformed church, the ring ceremony being used, they were made man and wife. Rev. Dr. O. K. Spessard, of Mifflinburg, Pa., an uncle of the bride and Rev. Ellis S. Hay, pastor of Emmanuel Church officiating.

The bride's gown was of white messaline, trimmed with chiffon and old lace, and she wore a veil fastened by a wreath of lilies of the valley and carried a bouquet of bride's roses.


The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 26 April 1930; Page 4; (Newspapers.com):

EVENTS 25 YEARS AGO TODAY

The Rev. John Hamilton Smith, pastor of Redeemer's Reformed church, Littlestown, and Miss Mary Elizabeth Fitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fitz, 214 Abbottstown street, were married in Emmanuel Reformed church, this place by the Rev. O. K. Spessard, Mifflinburg, an uncle of the bride, and the Rev, Ellis S. Hay, pastor of Emmanuel congregation. Miss Estelle Fitz, Washington, a sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and A. C. Moore, Lancaster, best man.

Rev. John Hamilton Smith D.D. died on 8 June 1943 at Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA, at age 65

OBITUARY - The Mercury; Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Tuesday, June 8, 1943; Page 14 (Newspapers.com)

Dr. J. Hamilton Smith
Pottstown today mourns the passing of one of its civic stalwarts, Dr. J. Hamilton Smith, former pastor of the Trinity Reformed church.

An indefatigable shepherd of his flock, Dr. Smith nevertheless found time from his arduous church duties to give much of his energy to the advancement of Pottstown. He was an ardent social worker, helped tremendously in charity drives, and yet had time for fellowship with civic club members and his countless friends.

He gave 34 years of his 41 years in the ministry to Pottstown. During this time he faced adversity and happiness. His church in 1926 was damaged severely by fire. So he had to obtain funds for its rebuilding. He entered into a financial campaign with vim an vigor, soon raised $100,000 in a whirlwind campaign that saw the community sympathetically come to his aid, and lived to see his church free of debt.

Although stricken with a heart ailment, Dr. Smith really never stopped working never ceased helping the rich and poor alike with a comforting word, a healing hand. He was bedridden for a time, but he shook off the effects of his ailment, and came back to work diligently for his congregation.

Almost up to the final minute of his life on this earth, Dr. Smith gave his time to Trinity Reformed and its 700 parishioners. He attended a consistory meeting Monday night, but left the session before its completion so that he could make a sick call. He died shortly after midnight upon his return home from his final pastoral duty.

Dr. Smith was a man among men. He had a warm handshake, and infectious smile and a kind word for all he met. He molded many a fine woman and many a strong young man in his Sunday school and church. All, and thousands more will mourn his passing.

Pottstown will miss him. But his kind work, his noble deeds, his influence upon the community,


The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Thursday,
10 Jun 1943; Pages 1 & 4; (Newspapers.com)

BODY OF MINISTER TO BE INTERRED HERE

Rev. J. Hamilton Smith, 65, Died Suddenly At Pottstown Tuesday From Heart Attack

The Rev. Dr. J. Hamilton Smith, retired pastor of Trinity Reformed church, Pottstown, who died suddenly early Tuesday morning at his home, 152 North Hanover street, Pottstown, from a heart attack at the age of 65 years, will be interred tomorrow afternoon in Mt. Olivet cemetery, Hanover.

Mr. Smith was known in Hanover, having been married to Elizabeth Fitz, daughter of the late John and Alice Fitz, Hanover. His wife preceded him in death about five years ago. He was born in Sharpsburg. Md., the son of Joseph E. and Iris Smith. He attended the public schools there and later was graduated from the Mercersburg Academy, Franklin and Marshall College, and the Reformed Theological Seminary in Lancaster. He was ordained to Christian ministry in June 1902.

Dr, Smith's first pastorate following his ordination was at Redeemer's Reformed church, Littlestown. Later he served as pastor of Christ Reformed church, Altoona, and in 1913 became pastor of Trinity church, Pottstown. he continued in that pastorate until February of this year, when he retired because of ill health. Dr. Smith was prominent in Reformed Church activities, and served as president of the Eastern Synod of the Church. The degree of Dr. of Divinity was conferred upon him by Franklin and Marshall College in 1921.

Surviving him are three sisters, Mrs. Fanny Barnhart and Miss Minnie Smith, who made their home with him, and Mrs. Theodore Lucabaugh, Baltimore. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock in Pottstown, after which the funeral cortege will come to Hanover, where interment will be made in Mt. Olivet cemetery about 4 p.m.? ? J. S. Fitz and Miss Estelle Fitz, 214 Broadway, and their sister, Mrs. Jesse Hill, Washington, D. C., will go to Pottstown to attend the services for their brother-in-law.

He was buried in June 1943 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA, Findagrave #39846942. He left a will; The Mercury (Pottstown, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 22 Jun 1943; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Pastor Leaves $1000 to Church
By Staff Writer

NORRISTOWN, June 21 -- Bequests of $1000 to Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church of Pottstown and $500 to Pottstown hospital, are provided in the will of Dr. J. Hamilton Smith, who died June 8, according to terms of his will providing for distribution of an estate valued at $27,100, filed for probate today in the office of Register of Wills John H. Hoffman.

Dr. Smith gave to the brothers and sister of his wife: J. Samuel Fitz and Estelle Fitz, of Hanover, Pa., Mrs. Nellie F. Hill. Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Lucy F. Naill, Virginia Beach, Va., a house and lot on East Walnut st., Hanover, Pa., and $1500 each. Her (sic) sisters, Mrs. Fannie S. Barnhart, Minnie Smith and Mrs. Lulu S. Lacebaugh, all of Baltimore, Md., $3000 each. Miss Alice Nyman, Pottstown, is bequeathed $500.

Balance Divided

The residuary estate is given in equal shares to his nephews and Nieces: Elizabeth Lacebaugh, of Baltimore, Md; John F. Hill and Eleanor Hill, of Washington, D. C., and Virginia, Mary, and Richard Naill, of Virginia Beach.

Child of Rev. John Hamilton Smith D.D. and Mary Elizabeth Fitz

John Harrison Smith1

M, b. 8 January 1868, d. 21 March 1948
     John Harrison Smith was born on 8 January 1868 at West Virginia.1 He married Harriet Ann Robinson on 14 April 1888 at Tyler Co., WV. John Harrison Smith died on 21 March 1948 at age 80. He was buried in March 1948 at Tracewell Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, Findagrave #46736032.

Child of John Harrison Smith and Harriet Ann Robinson

Citations

  1. [S3161] 1910 Federal Census, Wood County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1697; FHL #1375710.

John Henry Smith1

M, b. February 1858
     John Henry Smith was born in February 1858 at Ohio Both parents born England, per 1900 census info.1 He married Sarah Isabella Smith, daughter of Philip Tennessee Smith and Mary Jane Windle, circa 1891.1

Child of John Henry Smith and Sarah Isabella Smith

Citations

  1. [S455] 1900 Federal Census, Multnomah County, Oregon. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1351; FHL #1241351.

John Irvin Smith

M, b. 26 December 1904, d. 4 July 1975
     John Irvin Smith was born on 26 December 1904 at Taylor Co., KY.1 He was the son of Oliver Norman Smith and Margaret Florence Gilmore. John Irvin Smith married Y. Z. Blocker on 15 August 1936 at Mecklenburg Co., NC. John Irvin Smith lived on 6 April 1940 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC, service technician in typewriter store.2 He died on 4 July 1975 at Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NC, at age 70.

Child of John Irvin Smith and Y. Z. Blocker

Citations

  1. [S2116] 1910 Federal Census, Taylor County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 503; FHL #1374516.
  2. [S4942] 1940 Federal Census, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 2942.

John J. Smith

M, b. 7 July 1885, d. 23 August 1954
     John J. Smith was born on 7 July 1885 at Dolton Twp., Turner Co., SD.1 He was the son of Johann Schmidt and Elizabeth Schartner. John J. Smith married Edith Orpha Hershey, daughter of Isaac Long Hershey and Clara Delvina Metsker, on 6 October 1915 at Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS. John J. Smith lived on 5 April 1940 at Marion, Turner Co., SD, Bank manager.1 He died on 23 August 1954 at Marion, Turner Co., SD, at age 69. He was buried in August 1954 at Greenwood Cemetery, Marion, Turner Co., SD.

Children of John J. Smith and Edith Orpha Hershey

Citations

  1. [S5053] 1940 Federal Census, Turner County, South Dakota. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3868.

John Lawrence Smith1

M, b. 26 March 1852, d. 17 August 1911
     John Lawrence Smith was born on 26 March 1852 at York, York Co., PA.2,1,3 He was the son of Rev. Jacob C. Smith and Eliza Ann Staley.1 Occupation: Printer apprentice in July 1870 at York, York Co., PA.1 John Lawrence Smith married Emma Kate Schroeder circa 1872.3 Occupation: Travelling horse salesman in 1900.3 John Lawrence Smith lived in June 1900 at West Philadelphia St., York, York Co., PA.3 He died on 17 August 1911 at York, York Co., PA, at age 59. He was buried in August 1911 at Greenmount Cemetery, York, York Co., PA, Findagrave #89276031.

Children of John Lawrence Smith and Emma Kate Schroeder

Citations

  1. [S1129] 1870 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1470, FHL #552969.
  2. [S1130] 1860 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Rolls 1198 - 1201; FHL #805198 - 201.
  3. [S2776] 1900 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1503; FHL #1241503.

John Louis Smith

M, b. 1875, d. 1938
     John Louis Smith was born in 1875 at Fayette Co., OH. He was the son of John M. Smith and Sophronia Bloomer. John Louis Smith died in 1938.

John M. Smith

M, b. 3 September 1839, d. 3 July 1926
     John M. Smith was born on 3 September 1839 at Paint Twp., Fayette Co., OH.1 He was the son of Milan Lewis Smith and Mahala Armstrong. John M. Smith married Sophronia Bloomer, daughter of John Bloomer and Anna Allen, on 24 September 1861 at Fayette Co., OH. John M. Smith died on 3 July 1926 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 86.

Children of John M. Smith and Sophronia Bloomer

Citations

  1. [S268] 1850 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 678.

John Martin Smith

M, b. 22 February 1877, d. 16 January 1909
     Occupation: Painter. John Martin Smith was born on 22 February 1877 at Braddock Heights, Frederick Co., MD.1 He was the son of David Owen Smith and Georgianna Frances Eakle. John Martin Smith died on 16 January 1909 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD, at age 31.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 484.

John Morris Smith1

M, b. 5 February 1897, d. 6 November 1944
     John Morris Smith was born on 5 February 1897 at Portland, Jay Co., IN.1 He began military service on 11 December 1917 WWI service, enlisted, U.S. Army, Corporal. He married Hazel C. Rudolph on 29 May 1924 at Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. John Morris Smith died on 6 November 1944 at age 47.

Child of John Morris Smith and Hazel C. Rudolph

Citations

  1. [S2535] 1940 Federal Census, Lucas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3261.

John O. Smith

M, b. 1869, d. 1943
     John O. Smith was born in 1869. He married Carrie E. Harner, daughter of Mattias Harner and Henrietta Gross, on 19 July 1899 at Greene Co., OH. John O. Smith died in 1943. He was buried in 1943 at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, Findagrave #     77646157.

Children of John O. Smith and Carrie E. Harner

John R. Smith

M
     John R. Smith married Alice Hanger, daughter of David Hanger and Martha Engleman, on 27 February 1868 at Tippecanoe Co., IN.

John Rodney Smith

M, b. 17 April 1900
     John Rodney Smith was born on 17 April 1900. He was the son of John Daniel Smith and Minnie May Robb.

John Rudolph Smith

M, b. 19 June 1827, d. 2 March 1901
     John Rudolph Smith was born on 19 June 1827 at Hocking Co., OH. He married Barbara Ellen Keller, daughter of Daniel Keller and Zeruiah Starr, on 1 October 1854 at Floyd Co., IN. John Rudolph Smith died on 2 March 1901 at Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN, at age 73.

John Selmer Smith

M, b. 24 July 1891, d. June 1974
     John Selmer Smith was born on 24 July 1891 at Washington Co. (probably), TN.1 He was the son of Seth Smith and Nancy Jane Bacon.1 John Selmer Smith married Eliza Ruth Hasson in 1934. John Selmer Smith died in June 1974 at age 82.

Citations

  1. [S465] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1603; FHL #1241603.

John Stouffer Smith

M, b. 22 November 1846, d. 1 January 1912
     John Stouffer Smith was born on 22 November 1846 at Franklin Co., PA. He was the son of George C. Smith and Hannah Stouffer. John Stouffer Smith married Johanna Christina Wagner, daughter of Henry Wagner and Catherine Hustman, on 24 November 1874 at Toledo, Tama Co., IA, Two children born, one living, as of 1900 and 1910 censuses.1 John Stouffer Smith lived in June 1880 at Lisbon, Linn Co., IA.2
Note: The 1907 History of the Greencastle Church lists him as a United Brethren minister, but there are no other known records to support that assertion. He may have been a local lay pastor.

He died on 1 January 1912 at Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA, at age 65

Obituary -- The Lisbon Herald, Lisbon, Iowa, Thursday, 11 JAN 1912 (via Findagrave.com):

John Stouffer Smith was the son of George C. Smith and Hannah Stouffer Smith and was born in Chambersburg, Franklin county, Pa., November 22, 1846. He died at Mt. Vernon, Iowa, at ten o'clock in the evening of January 1, 1912, at the age of 65 years, 1 month and 10 days. He had three brothers and three sisters, two of whom died, Lydia Ann in early childhood and one in infancy. Two brothers, Dr. William C., of Harrisburg, Pa; George H., of Newark, N.J., and two sisters, Mrs. S. E. Shetter, of DeKalb, Ill., and Mrs. Kate M. Shaffer, of Philadelphia, Pa., remain to mourn the loss of a brother. Mrs. Shetter, the eldest, was the only one who could be present at his death.

Mr. Smith was married to Miss Josie Wagner in Toledo, Iowa, November 24, 1874. There were born to them Howard Alfred, December 27, 1876, who gladdened the home for one brief month, and Dr. Homer C. Smith, of Correctionville, Iowa, who was present to strengthen him and to cheer the heart of his mother.

The deceased grew to manhood on a farm. Beyond the common school he was educated in Cottage Hill college, York, Pa. At about the age of 21 he moved west to Mount Carroll and Sterling, Illinois, where he clerked in dry goods stores for a time and then entered the Christian ministry. He became a member of the United Brethren conference in Iowa in 1873 and filled the following appointments: Red Oak near Mechanicsville, Centennial church, near Lisbon, and Waltham and County Line in Tama county, Iowa.

Severe nervous headaches drove him from this field of labor to which it seemed God had called him. He then became a jeweler and learned the trade in Toledo, Iowa. For several years he continued in the business in Lisbon, Mechanicsville and Tipton, but failing health forced him to an outdoor life and he took up the Sunday School Missionary work in Cedar county and did most effective service for the cause of his Master, the interest of which lay very near his heart.

In 1891 he again entered the jewelry business in Mount Vernon, and continued therein until five years ago. Soon after moving to Mount Vernon he completed the optical course in the McCormick Optical school in Chicago and becaem a successful optician.

Mr. Smith was mayor of Lisbon or a number of years and a member of the school board of Mount Vernon for several terms. Better than all these he was converted when a boy and enjoyed a rich religious experience until his Heavenly Father took him home. He served as Sabbath school superintendent in the Mthodist church in Mechanicsville and in the United Brethren church in Lisbon, and for many years has been a member of the board of stewarts in the Methodist church in Mount Vernon. There are many who will thank God for his help and the entire community will feel a great loss in his death.

Brother Smith was dearly beloved .......

He was buried in January 1912 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Tama Co., IA, Findagrave #78854666.

Children of John Stouffer Smith and Johanna Christina Wagner

Citations

  1. [S1136] 1900 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 443; FHL #1240443.
  2. [S205] 1880 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0351; FHL #1254351.

John V. Smith1

M
     John V. Smith married Cornelia (?).1

Child of John V. Smith and Cornelia (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.102.

John Victor Smith1

M, b. 24 May 1912
     John Victor Smith was born on 24 May 1912.1 He was the son of Maj. Holland M. Smith and Adda Wilkinson.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.102.

John Walter Smith

M, b. 27 August 1875, d. 17 September 1932
     John Walter Smith was born on 27 August 1875 at Traer, Tama Co., IA. He married Sarah Truitt Cutright on 26 July 1898 at Peoria Co., IL. John Walter Smith died on 17 September 1932 at Walsh, Baca Co., CO, at age 57.

Child of John Walter Smith and Sarah Truitt Cutright

John Washington Smith

M, b. 26 October 1847, d. 22 July 1870
     John Washington Smith was born on 26 October 1847.1 He was the son of John F. Smith and Mary Ann Miller. John Washington Smith died on 22 July 1870 at age 22.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 485.