David A. Smith

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David A. Smith, son of William 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 Smith18,19 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 Smith20,21 b. 5 Jul 1891, d. 30 May 1954
This person was last edited on12 Apr 2022

Citations

  1. [S462] Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Mt Carmel, Wabash Co., Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 180, sheet #6B, dwelling #132, family #132, David Smith household, age 66, born in Illinois, a section laborer; original data: NARA micropublication T624, Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1784 rolls, roll #331.
  2. [S460] Ancestry.com, 1880 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Claremont Township, Richland Co., Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 169, sheet #9A/19, dwelling #78, family #78, David Smith household, age 35, a farmer born in Illinois; original data: NARA micropublication T9, Tenth Census of the United States, 1454 rolls, roll #245.
  3. [S459] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Christy Township, Sumner Post Office, Lawrence Co., Illinois, population schedule, sheet #25, dwelling #164, family #164, David Smith household, age 25, a farmer born in Illinois; original data: NARA micropublication M593, Ninth Census of the United States, 1748 rolls, roll #245.
  4. [S458] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Christy Township, Sumner Post Office, Lawrence Co., Illinois, population schedule, sheet #114, dwelling #790, family #767, William Smith household, age 16, born in Illinois; original data: NARA micropublication M653, Eighth Census of the United States, 1438 rolls, roll #198.
  5. [S457] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Lawrence Co., Illinois, population schedule, sheet #6, dwelling #75, family #75, William Smith household, age 7, born in Illinois; original data: NARA micropublication M432, Seventh Census of the United States, 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 Register, Mt Carmel, IL, Thurs 13 Jan 1916.
  11. [S460] 1880 United States Census, Claremont Township, Richland Co., Illinois, pop. sched., e.d. 169, sheet #9A/19, dwelling #78, family #78, David Smith household.
  12. [S459] 1870 United States Census, Christy Township, Sumner Post Office, Lawrence Co., Illinois, pop. sched., sheet #25, dwelling #164, family #164, David Smith household.
  13. [S1640] Lawrence County Courthouse, Lawrenceville, Illinois, Vital Records, 1877-1934, Marriages Bk 2:21, FHL microfilm 1311872, 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] 1870 United States Census, Christy Township, Sumner Post Office, Lawrence Co., Illinois, pop. sched., e.d. , sheet #25, dwelling #164, family #164, David Smith household.
  16. [S1641] Wabash Co. Courthouse, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Marriages 1857-1930, 1:239, FHL microfilm 1416803, 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. [S1106] Seaton, Smith Family Notes, Obituary, citing Mt. Carmel Evening Rgister, Mt Carmel, IL, Thurs 13 Jan 1916.
  20. [S1641] Wabash Co. Marriages, 2:122; FHL #1416803.
  21. [S462] 1910 United States Census, Mt Carmel, Wabash Co., Illinois, pop. sched., e.d. 180, sheet #6B, dwelling #132, family #132, David Smith household.