David A. Smith

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ChartsAncestors of Cecil Andrew Smith
David A. Smith, son of William D. Smith and Lavina (Levina) Shidler, was born at Sumner, Lawrence Co., Illinois, 30 April 1842.1,2,3,4,5,6 He died at Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., Illinois, 12 January 1916, and was buried at Sand Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., Illinois, 14 January 1916.7,6

David married Amy T. Smith, daughter of William James Smith and Sarah T. Hall, at Bridgeport, Lawrence Co., Illinois, 27 November 1867.8

He worked on the railroad in a section gang and had a crippled right hand. Every Sunday he would walk his five mile section of track to check for problems that would need fixing the next week. He drew his last pay the day he died.9

His obituary reads:
Death's visits to Mt. Carmel has of late been numerous, especially to the older residents of the city. Another visit was paid Wednesday night and David Smith, corner of Fourth and Vine Streets, answered the summons.

His death was due to pneumonia. He had been in ill health for some time, but he had been confined to his bed for only seven days.

Mr. Smith was born April 30, 1842 and at the time of his death was aged 73 years, 8 months and 12 days. He is survived by his widow and five children, two sons and three daughters, as follows: Henry and Fred Smith, Mrs. Mina Sperry, Mrs. Mary Watkins and Mrs. Emma R Blair.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from the residence, 1103 West Fourth Street, conducted by Rev. Baker, and burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery.10

Family

Amy T. Smith b. 9 Sep 1846, d. 11 Dec 1926
Children
  • Henry T. Smith11,12,13 b. Sep 1867
  • Fred Theadore Smith+14,15,11,16 b. 17 Sep 1869, d. 26 Sep 1942
  • Ira Smith11 b. abt. 1871, d. 11 May 1894
  • Mary Florence Smith17,11 b. 9 Aug 1873, d. 30 Jun 1969
  • (---) Smith9 b. say 1877, d. bef. 1900
  • Charles Smith11 b. abt. 1879, d. 18 Feb 1891
  • Mina Smith18,10 b. 12 Oct 1881, d. 10 Apr 1922
  • Laura Smith9 b. say 1883, d. bef. 1900
  • Ella Smith9 b. say 1885, d. bef. 1900
  • Lydia Smith9 b. say 1887, d. bef. 1900
  • (---) Smith9 b. say 1889, d. bef. 1900
  • Emma Rosella Smith19,20 b. 5 Jul 1891, d. 30 May 1954

Citations

  1. [S462] United States Census for 1910 [Thirteenth Census of the United States], Mt Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 180, sheet 6B, dwelling 132, family 132, David Smith household, age 66, born in Illinois, a section laborer, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T624, 1784 rolls, roll #331.
  2. [S460] United States Census for 1880 [Tenth Census of the United States], Claremont Township, Richland County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 169, sheet 9A/19, dwelling 78, family 78, David Smith household, age 35, a farmer born in Illinois, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #245.
  3. [S459] United States Census for 1870 [Ninth Census of the United States], Christy Township, Sumner Post Office, Lawrence County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 25, dwelling 164, family 164, David Smith household, age 25, a farmer born in Illinois, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #245.
  4. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], Christy Township, Sumner Post Office, Lawrence County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 114, dwelling 790, family 767, William Smith household, age 16, born in Illinois, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls, roll #198.
  5. [S457] United States Census for 1850 [Seventh Census of the United States], Lawrence County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 6, dwelling 75, family 75, William Smith household, age 7, born in Illinois, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M432, 1009 rolls, roll #198.
  6. [S1967] Graves of Wabash County, Illinois, online http://wabashgraves.com, accessed Apr 2014, further cited as Graves of Wabash Co., IL.
  7. [S1116] David Smith, Death Certificates (1916), Wabash County Clerk & Recorder, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
  8. [S1672] Illinois, "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900," database, Illinois State Archives, (online: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html), viewed May 2011), marriage record of David Smith and Amy Smith, citing Lawrence Co. marriage book F:216.
  9. [S1092] Wabash County Historical Society, Wabash County Illinois: Volume 1: History and Families 1824-1993 (Marion, Kentucky: Riverbend Publishing, 1993), 285, further cited as Wabash Historical Society, Wabash Co. Families.
  10. [S1106] Jean Seaton, Smith Family Notes, Photocopy of Unpublished Research Notes & Letters, Compiler's genealogy files, Clarkdale, Arizona, Obituary, citing Mt. Carmel Evening Rgister, Mt Carmel, IL, Thurs 13 Jan 1916.
  11. [S460] US Census for 1880, Claremont Township, Richland County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED 169, sheet 9A/19, dwelling 78, family 78, David Smith hshld.
  12. [S459] US Census for 1870, Christy Township, Sumner Post Office, Lawrence County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 25, dwelling 164, family 164, David Smith hshld.
  13. [S1640] Lawrence County Courthouse, Lawrenceville, Illinois, Vital Records, 1877-1934, Marriages Bk 2:21, FHL microfilm 1311872, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Lawrence Co. Vital Records.
  14. [S1024] Fred Theadore Smith, Death Certificates, File No. 36735 (1942), Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records, Springfield, Illinois.
  15. [S459] US Census for 1870, Christy Township, Sumner Post Office, Lawrence County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED , sheet 25, dwelling 164, family 164, David Smith hshld.
  16. [S1641] Wabash Co. Courthouse, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Marriages 1857-1930, 1:239, FHL microfilm 1416803, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Wabash Co. Marriages.
  17. [S1641] Wabash Co. Marriages, 1:198; FHL #1416803.
  18. [S1640] Lawrence Co. Vital Records, Marriages Bk 2:94; FHL #1311872.
  19. [S1641] Wabash Co. Marriages, 2:122; FHL #1416803.
  20. [S462] US Census for 1910, Mt Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED 180, sheet 6B, dwelling 132, family 132, David Smith hshld.