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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Sylvetus and Luella (Kennedy) Smith, 6 South 46 West


In 1880 Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Samuel Smith is farming, 44, born in Indiana, with Christina 34 Indiana. L.A. is 18, Jackson 15, Minnie 14, Atemus 13, Mary M. 11, Samuel 8, ASarah E. 5, and a bason five months.
All the kids were born in Iowa.



In 1885 Pottawattamie County, Samuel and Christiana have Sylvuster J. 20, Dwight A. 17, Mary M. 14, Samuel 11, Sarah 9, Roy A. 5, and Gracie B. 3.

Thanks to Chester Smith


Sylvetus is in Burt County, Nebraska in 1900, born Sept 1864 in Iowa, married 12 years to Luella Dec 1867 in Illinois. Carrie July 1888, Cora C. January 1890, Ray S. Mar 1891, Grace J. Oct 1892, Elsie M. Apr 1894, Nettie L. Oct 1896, Roy May 1897, and Lester Feb 1898 wee all born in Iowa.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Colorado, "Sylvus" is a farm laborer, working out, 45, married 22 years to Luella 42. Carrie B. is 21, Cora 20, Ray 19, Grace 17, Elsie M. 16, Nettie 14, R oy 13, Lester 11, Dortha 9, Ruby E. 7, Eva R. 5, and Ted 3, the last four born in Nebraska.

Sylvestus J. Smith claimed two quarters in 15, 5S 46W, in June 1917.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Sylvetus is farming, 55, Luella P. 52, Lester T. 20, Ruby E. 17 born in Nebraska, Evelyn R. 15 nebraska, and Theodore D. 12 in Nebraska. Grandson Dale L. Calark 1 bon in Colorado is with them.

Dale is with Sylvetus and Lulu in 1930 Kit Carson County, and Theodore Smith is 23 a teacher.

July 1932

May 11, 1933 "S. J. Smith broke a small bone in one of his feet while chasing hogs one day last week, and is hobbling aound as a result."

February 1935

April 1936

April 1937

September 1937

In 1940 Greeley, S. Jackson and Lulu are alone 73, and 71. They wee in Stratton, Colorado in 1935.

October 10, 1950 Greeley Colorado
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Smith of 1021 Nineteenth street celebrated their sixty-third wedding anniversary Sunday when several of their children journeyed to Greeley for the occasion. They were married Oct. 5, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. Doyid Clark of Rochester, Wash., sent a large bouquet of roses and another of chrysanthemums before their arrival at the Smith home Friday. Mr. Clark is a son-in-law of the Smiths by a former marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have 10 children, four of whom were present for the dinner and celebration. They included Ted Smith of Colorado Springs and Mesdames Evelyn Whittmore of Burlington, Ruby Adler of eastern Colorado and Nettie Clark of Boulder. Mrs. Ted Smith and husbands of the women were also present. Unable to attend were Mrs. Alvie Hill of Idaho, Mrs. John Lewis of California, Ray Smith of Oregon, Roy Smith of California and Mrs. Elsie Hitchcock of Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Smith cnme to Greeley 14 years ago from Kit Carson county. Mr. Smith is 86 years old and Mrs. Smith will be 82 in December.

September 14, 1954 "Sept. 23 S. J. Smith of Nineteenth street will observe his ninetieth birthday Wednesday. He will celebrate the occasion at a family dinner at noon and an open house Wednesday afternoon. A birthday cake with 90 candles is being baked for the Greeleyite.
Mr. Smith enjoys good health. He was born Sept. 16, 1864 in Cass County, Iowa. He is a retired farmer and has resided in Greeley 18 years. The Smiths lived in Kit Carson county before coming here. They have 10 children, several of whom will be here for the birthday party. Oct. 3 the Smiths will observe their sixty-seventh wedding anniversary. Mrs. Carrie Root of Turlock, Calif, is their eldest daughter and Ted Smith, principal of Washington school at Colorado Springs, their youngest son. Another son, Lester Smith, will arrive from California in time for the birthday. Mr. Smith keeps up his membership in the Masonic, lodge, although he isn't too active in that organization now."

Sylvetus J. 1864-1955 is buried in Greeley, Colorado, # 65309057, with Luella Priscilla (Kennedy) Smith 1868-1954.


Sylvitus Jackson Smith, son of Rev. and Mrs Samuel Smith, was born in Cass county, Iowa, Sept. 15, 1864. He was married to Luella J. Kennedy Oct. 5, 1877, at Oakland, Iowa.

A farmer by occupation, he lived with his family in Iowa until 1900, at which time they moved to Nebraska. Later, in 1910, they homesteaded in Kit Carson county, Colorado. Residents of this county until 1936, they moved to Greeley where his wife preceeded him in death on Dec. 12, 1954.

Parents of 13 children, three of whom also passed away before their father's death, the couple opened their home to a grandson, Dale Clark. He made his home with them from infancy until he was 17 years old.

A good neighbor to all, he maintained an active interest in community affairs. He had received a 50 year pin in the Masonic Lodge, belonging to the York rite, and was a member of the Christian church. Enjoying music, his voice was often lifted in song, especially the old hyms of the church.

Mr. Smith returned to Burlington in February of this year, and passed away Oct. 25, 1955 at the Kit Carson County Memorial hospital at the age of 91 years.

Left to mourn his passing are six daughters: Carrie Root, Turlock, CA; Grace Hill, Parma, Idaho; Elsie Hitchcock, Goodland, Kansas; Nettie Clark, Boulder, Colorado; Ruby Idler, Kirk, Colorado; and Evelyn Whitmore, Burlington, Colorado; four sons, Ray Smith, Eugene, Oregon; Roy Smith, Oakland, California; Lester Smith, Whittier, California; and Theodore Smith, Colorado Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kennedy, Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Grace Hitchcock, Casey, Iowa; 34 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Hendricks mortuary in Burlington, Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Paul E. Holland, pastor of the Methodist church officiation. Burial was at the Greeley cemetery with the Greeley Masons in charge of graveside services.

December 13, 1954 Greeley "Luella J. Smith, 1021 19th St. -
Wife of Sylvetus, J. Smith. Mother of Carrie Root, Turlock, Calif., Ray Smith, Eugene, Oregon, Grace Hill, Parma, Idaho, Elsie Hitchcock, Goodland, Kan., Nettie Clark, Boulder, Roy Smith, Oakland, Calif., Lester Smith, Los Angeles, Calif., Ruby Idler, Kirk, Colo., Evelyn Whitmore, Burlington, Colo., Ted Smith, Colorado Springs, 34 grandchildren. Services; 2, P.M., Wednesday, Secord Funeral Home Interment -Linn Grove. Waldron Mortuary Eaton, Colorado FRANKS"

RUBY

May 1935

December 1952

May 1953

June 14, 1973

LESTER

Lester married Nina Marie Rathbun on September 22, 1926 in Burlington. She's buried in Burlington 1904-1928.

Clellan Rutherford married Cecil Knoles on December 1, 1926, recorded in Yuma County.

He might be the Cecil Verne Knoles buried in Eaton, Colorado 1902-1927 # 71300704.

December 24, 1931 Kirk items
Clellan E. Knoles married Lester T. Smith on December 22, 1933, recorded in Kit Carson County.


December 15, 1951, Greeley, Colorado

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Knoles celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with open house at their home Tuesday afternoon and evening. Mrs. Smith read a communication from Mrs. Olive Heckeudorn, who resides in Wisconsin,, and sixty callers signed the guest book and many letters and telegrams of congratulation were received. Gifts of china, crystal and Neollte ware, all decorated in gold, were substantial evidence of the esteem and affection of their friends.
The Knoles home was bright with large baskets of golden chysanthemums and yellow roses, one bouquet being sent by their son, Robert, from California. The refreshment table was centered with a two-tiered wedding cake. Bowls of yellow roses and yellow candles completed the appointments. Friends who assisted in serving during the afternoon and evening were Mesdames Jewell Dunne, Ellis Miller, Lynn Pitcher, George Brickley, Lester Wheeler, Floyd Allen, Bessie Preston. Ernie Griffith, Misses Bonnie Smillle, Adele Rutherford and Patty Rodreick. Mrs. Maurlne Graefe was in charge of the guest book.
Mrs. Knoles received her guests attired in a black velvet gown with a corsage of orchids, the gift of the groom of 50 years ago. Mr. Knoles wore a yellow chrysanthemum boutonniere in honor of the occasion. In the interval between the afternoon and evening receptions the honored couple was entertained at dinner at the Hut Club cafe by Mrs. Jewel Dunne and Mrs. Ellis Miller.
Miss Amy Duvall and Roy Knoles were united in marriage Dec. 11, 1901, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duvall, at Clinton, Mo. They made their home on a farm near Clinton until 1916 when they came to Colorado. Mr. Knoles farmed in the Eaton district until 1933 when they bought their present home and moved into Eaton. Mr. Knoles was appointed chief of police for Eaton in 1933, a position which he has held contiuously since that time.
Mr. and Mrs. Knoles have been life long members of the Methodist church where they have served in many official capacities. Mr. Knoles is a member of the official board and Mrs. Knoles was superintendent of the Sunday school for many years. She is now treasurer. The Knoleses are past patron and matron of the Order of Eastern Star and during the past seven years Mrs. Knoles has been Mother Advisor of the Order of Rainbow for Girls. Mr. Knoles is past master.
During the program the Rev of the Eaton Masonic lodge.
Three sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Knoles, Cecil, Harold, and Robert. Cecil died in 1927. Harold is employed by the Timms Aircraft and makes his home at North Hollywood, Calif. Robert is an electric welder and lives at Bell, Calif. There are four grandchildren, Mrs. Cecil McNichols, daughter of Cecil; Richard and Mikkl, children of Harold; and Bobbie, son of Robert,

Delbert D. McNichols and Cecil E. Knoles divorced in Los Angeles County in May 1974.

Cecil McNichols Esterbrook - December 29, 1927 - March 31, 2005 is buried in Riverside National "Wife of Delbert D. McNichols", # 82520624.

February 20, 1930

October 1934

January 1935

October 1943 Yuma

February 1945

March 1945 Yuma

May 18, 1945 Cecil "Knowles" and Pvt. Delbert McNichols were married in St. Francis, Kansas.

November 1945
June 7, 1945 Lester Talmadge Smith 1899-1957 died in Los Angeles County, and is buried in Whittier, California # 132194152, with Clellan E. Smith 1905-2003.


February 1949

December 1953
August 1966

April 1981

DOROTHY

Dorothy M. Smith 1900-1915 is buried in Kirk, Colorado # 67354726.

RAY

In 1900 Burt County, Nebraska, Ray S. born March 1891 Iowa is with parents Sylvetus 35 and Luella 32. They have Carrie 11, Cora 10, Grance 7, Elsie 6, Nettie 4, Roy 3, and Lester 1.
In 1910 Kit Carson COunty, Sylvius J. is 45, Luella 42, Carrie 21, Cora 20, Ray 19, Grace 17, Elsie M. 16, Nettie 14, Roy 13, Lester 11, Dortha 9, Ruby E. 7, Eva 5, and Todd 3 all the last four born in Nebraska.l
Ray Sylvester Smith, born March 12, 1891 in Oakland, Iowa, registered for WWI with a Stratton Colorado address.

Ray proved up two quarters in 31, 6 South, 45W in 1918.
Ray S. Smith of Stratton married Blanch B. Rogers of Stratton on April 15, 1915 in Burlington.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Ray S. 28, born in Iowa, married to Blanche B. 24 California have Cloty J. 3 born in Colorado.
In 1930 Lane County, Oregon, "Roy" is a carpenter, Blanche B. a cannery worker, with Clatys J. 14, Vuslena 8, both born in Colorado, with Blanche's mother Minnesota Rogers, 57 Wi widowed.
In 1940 Lane County, Oregon, R.S. is 49, a carpenter, Blanche a child nurse at the college, Burdena 18 is in school, and mother is now Minnie Keeney, 67.
One tree said Ray died July 24, 1959 in Eugene Oregon.
Clatys Julia married a Hall, and died in Oregon.
Blanche Bell Rogers was born to Albert Lawson Rogers and Minnesota Keeney.
Blanche had been in Orange County, California in 1900, born Sept 1875, with Everett S. 6, A.L. farming, 28 and Minnie 27. Her father Samuel Keeney May 1840 New York, farming, is with them.
In 1910 St. Paul, Howard County, Nebraska, Minnesota Rogers is widowed, 37, with "Edward" A. 16 Nebraska, and Blanche B. 14 California.
Everett Samuel Rogers registered for WWI in Stratton, Colorado, born July 8, 1893 at St. Paul, Nebraska, farming, single, supportin ghis mother.
He's in Kit Carson County in 1920, married to Mary 25, Kansas, and son Wathel L. eight months.
Everett proved up two quarters in 29, 6S 45W in 1915, and Minnesoata two quarters in 30, also in 1915.

Samuel F. Keeney is in St. Paul, Nebraska in 1910, 69, with Julia M. 66. He was listed there with Julia in 1900, too.
They had been in Wyoming County, New York in 1875, with Clara A. 12, Ida M. 10, and Minnesota 2.

The Roy Smith -brother of Ray - is Roy William Smith, born May 3, 1897 at Lewis Iowa, with parents in Tuttle Colorado when registering for WWI.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, Sylvetus and Luella have Lester 20, Ruby 17, Evelyn 15, and Theodore D. 12.. Their grandson Dlae L. Clark 1 is with them.
Dale Lorrain Clark was born Nov 3, 1918 at Hillrose, Colorado to David H. Clark and Cora C. Smith, dying April 1996. He's buried in Centralia Washington # 102687708.
Sylvestus and Lula are still in Kit Carson County in 1930, with Theodore 23 and grandson Dale Clark 11.

Sylvetus J. Smith 1864-1955 # 65309057 and Luella P. (Kennedy) Smith 1868-1954 are buried in Greeley.

GRACE

October 1934

In 1940 Lane County, Oregon, Alvah Hill is 49, Grace J. 47 Iowa, Robert D. 20 Lorene 13, and Donna 8 born in Colorado - they were in Yuma County in 1935. Nephews Erl Clark 26, and Dale Clark 21 are with them, both born in COlorado.

David H. Clark was 38 in 1920 Merino, Colorado, widowed, with Lester 8, Theresa 7, Earl 6, and Dale 1.
He's in Lewis County, Washington in 1930 and 1940, and is buried in Centralia Washington 1881-1953 # 542411197.

June 7, 1945

October 1947

CORA

Cora Smith, 19, married Fred Matz, 24, in Burlington on April 20, 1910. Both were residents of Seibert.

Cora Clark 1890-1918 is buried in Brush, Colorado, # 51356611. Her husband, per # 4241197, David H. Clark is buried in Centralia, Washington 1881-1953.

October 1934

October 1937
In 1940 Lane County, Oregon, Earl 26 and Dale 21 Clark are nephews of Alva Hill 49 and Grace J. 47. Robert D. is 20, Laverne 13, Donna 8, all kids born in Colorado, and they were in Yuma COunty in 1935.

The Hills were in Osage County, Kansas in 1920. Alba L. was 29, Grace J. 27, Mable J.3, and Robert D. five months.
They were in Idalia precinct, Yuma County in 1930 - Alva L. was 39, Grce G. 37, Mabel I. 13, Robert D. 10, and Lorene D. 4.
Grace Jane (Smith) Hill 1892-1981 is buried in Caldwell, Idaho, with Alva Lewis Hill 1890-1970.

April 9, 1970 "Arthur Hill received word Friday of the death of his bother, Alva Hill of Notus, Idaho. They lived east of Kirk any years ago. Alva was 79 years old and had been ill for some time. Carrol Crawford took Art to Denver Saturday where he took a plane to Idaho."

September 24, 1981

NETTIE

February 20, 1930
Nettie L. (Smith) Clark 1895-1984 is buried in Boulder # 119428975, with Jesse E. 1892-1966.

ELSIE
Elsie M. Smith 17, daughter of S.J. and Luella Smith, married Okley Hitchcock, 21, both of Tuttle on Dec 28, 1911. Witnesses were Carrie V. Smith and Ray S. Smith.

Okley claimed two quarters in section 1, 6S 47W in 1917.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Oakley, 29, born in Kansas, with Elsie have Violet F. 6 and Ruth E. 3,.Nettie L. Smith 17, daughter of S.J. and Luella P. Smith, married Jessie E. Clark, 20, son of U.S. Clark in Burlington on October 23, 1912.
They're in Cheyenne County, Kansas in 1930, with Violet F. 16, Ruthe E> 12, Kenneth 8, Rex 6, Winfred Jones 7.

October 1933
In 1940 Cheyenne County, Kansas, O.K. is 50, Elsie 46, Kenneth 18, Rewx 16, and Drlene 8.
O.K. 1890-1970 and Elsie Marie 1894-1976, # 86969920 are buried in Goodland.
Violet F. Kite 1913-2001 had a last residence of Los Angeles.
Ruth Hitchcock is a waitress in 1940 Denver, 23.
Kenneth O. Hitchcock was born Feb 22, 1922 at Springdale, Arkansas to O.K. Hitchcock and Elsie M. Smith, dying May 27, 2000.
He's buried in Burlington, Colorado # 89554314, with Betty Lee Hitchcok born Dec 13, 1922.

Kenneth Royce Hitchcock was born in Santa Monica, California on November 12,1942 to Okley Kenneth and Betty Lee (Pelstrom) Hitchcock. He spent his first years in California and moved back to Bird City, Kansas in 1944 when his Dad was deployed overseas for WWII.
In the Spring of 1950 the family moved to the Beverage Ranch south of Burlington to farm. Royce attended school through the 7th grade at the Smokey Hill schoolhouse when the family moved to Burlington. Following high school graduation in 1962. Royce moved to Denver and worked at Martin Marietta missile factory until he was drafted into the Army in July 1964. He went to basic training and AIT in Fort Benning, Ga.
Following AIT, he served a one year tour in Vietnam. After his discharge from the Army in 1966, Royce returned to Burlington to work on the family farm. He also began manufacturing farm machinery with his father, Kenneth , and brother, Duane. In the early 70's, the manufacturing business had grown so Royce and Duane stopped farming and devoted their full-time effort to the business. Royce and Duane worked side by side for the next 35+ years building the business to the present day Hitchcock, Inc.
Royce had many hobbies and interests throughout his life, these included; cars; dirt bike racing; motorcycles; airplanes; race cars; model trains; and remote control airplanes. In his opinion, the bigger challenge the project posed, the more enjoyment he got out of it. He loved taking something someone else would consider junk and turn it into a show case.For example, in 1971, he and Duane drug a 1930 model-A sedan out of a creek bed with visions that everyone else thought they were crazy. That car went on to win Grand National Champion at the 1974 Street Rod Nationals in St. Paul, MN. That project sparked another challenge that resulted in another national award winning car, a rare 1933 Dodge Dedan Delivery. From the street rods he moved on to stock car racing, which may have been his real passion.
In the 80's and 90's with his Dad, Duane and many other helpers and supporters, he for raced cars. He rolloed so many race-cars that track announcers around the area nick named him Rolls Royce! Naturally, he excelled, winning several track championships. His love for racing never died, and ironically, he was returning from a race, anxious to go to another race, on July 20th when he wrecked his motorcycle near Norton, KS. In recent years Royce became extremely devoted to his two children, Michelle and Jonathan. He loved to spend time enjoying life and working on projects with them. Over 4th of July weekend, he and Susie made a vacation out of helping Michelle and her fiance Tom, with a challenging proging project to save a garage that had foundation problems and severe termite damage. During wheat harvest, Royce loved going to the fields and spending time with his son, Jonathan.
Royce and his long time companion, Susie Richards, spent a lot of special times together traveling and riding motorcycles. They even made the famous Run for the Wall trek to Washington, DC on their Harleys in 2003. They loved to take their camper with motorcycles in the back, and head off to wherever the road led them. These were special times for both of them.
Royce brought many fresh ideas and improvements to the community during his twelve years on the Burlington City Council. He also served the community for many years on the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department. Royce was very patriotic and was proud to serve in the VFW in his later years. His patriotism and love for the flag was enhanced by his daughter's service in the U.S. Navy. Every time she would get a promotion or new assignment, he would swell up with pride and brag to anyone who would listen.
Royce took his last motorcycle ride on July 20th,2008 and his last airplane ride on August 1st. 2008 when his brother, Duane, and his daughter, Michelle, flew him home from Wichita so he could pass away at home, with his loving daughter and brother holding his hand. He will be missed terribly but never forgotten.
Royce was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his children, daughter Michelle and her husband Tom Kriss and their children Tayler and Tessa of Emporia, Kansas, his son Jonathan of Burlington, his mother Betty Lee of Burlington, one brother Duane and his wife Barb of Burlington, and one sister DeAnn Guy and her husband Ed of Colby. He is also survived by his long time companion Sue Richards and her daughter Gianina Ridder and her husband of Kurt Burlington, and their children Ashley,Brooke, Cassidy and Cody, her son Jim and his wife Joni Richards of Mitchell, Nebraska and their children Austin and Catrina, her son Landon and his wife Dana Richards of Burlington and their children Dalton and Dylan, and son Tyler and his wife Stephanie Richards of Wray,and their children Emily and Brody, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Memorial services for Royce were held on Wednesday, August 6,2008 at 11 AM at the Outback Park in Burlington with Reverend Tom Peacock officiating. Inumment was held in the Columbarium at the Fairview Cemetery in Burlington. There was no visitation.

Rex Delbert "Curly" Hitchcock 1924-1999 is also buried in Burlington # 89559825, "Father of Susan, Julie, Stanley and Mark Married Mary Elizabeth Lacey August 7,1949 "


CARRIE

Carrie V. Smith of Tuttle married John W. Root of Tuttle in Burlington on May 27, 1913.

Carrie V. Root, formerly Carrie V. Smith, claimed two quarters in 10 11, and 14, 6S 46W in 1917.

He's a linotype operator in 1917 Eureka California, and they live at 2025 C. Street.
In 1920 Humboldt County, California, John W. Root is running a tire shop, 32, born in Missouri, Carrie V. 31 Iowa, Ivan W. 5 born in California, Doris Irene 4 in Colorado, Kenneth C. 3 inand Violet E. 2 in California.
In 1920 Eureka, California, John is 32, Missouri, Carrie V. 31 Iowa, with Evan W. 5 California, Doris Irene 4 Colorado, Kenneth C. 3 and Violet E. 2, both California.
They're farming in Lane County, Oregon in 1930, with Ivan, Dorris Kenneth Violet and Betty M. 10.
They're in Merced County, California in 1940, farming, with Kenneth 23, Evelyn 22, Betty 20, Harmony 18, June 16, Eva 15, and Jay Eugene 13.
When John William Root registered for WWII in Turlock, California, born August 7, 1892 at Cabool, Missouri, , he said his reference was Carl A. Root of Kirk, Colorado.
John W. 1888-1982 is buried in Turlock, California # 55788534, "Father of Harmony E. Cherry"
So is Carrie Violet Root 1888-1962 # 55788529.

The stone in Turlock Memorial Park has "Loving Mother - Carrie V. Root - July 4, 18888 - June 11, 1962"


John's father Peter Root 1850-1934 died in Kirk, Colorado.
Doris I. Root 36 married Donald A. Browder 51 in Stanislaus County, California July 19, 1952.

Doris Irene Browder 1915-1975 is buried in Turlock # 55758444.

In 1900 Phillips County, Kansas, C.A., born Aug 1877 in Colorado, is just married to A.O. July 1875 Sweden. His borther E.P. 20 was born in New Mexico.

In 1910 Yuma County, Carl A. Root is farming , wti33, with Alma A. 34 born in Sweden, married ten years

Carl A. Root was in Kirk Colorado in 1920, 40, married to "Alvis" A. 32, both born in MIssouri.
In 1930 Yuma County he's listed as born in New Mexico, 56, Alma 54, with tow hired hands.


Grace J. Smith of Tuttle maried Alva L. Hill of Kirk on October 29, 1914 in Burlington.

ROY
In 1880 Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Roy Austin Smith is five months old, with parents Samuel 44 and CHristina 39, farming, L.A. is 18, Jackson 15, Minnie 14, Artinnes 13, Mary M. 10, Samuel 8, and Sarah E. 5.
Christina Smith 1840-1919 is buried in Cass County, Iowa # 86901087, with Samuel Stafford Smith 1836-1921.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Roy is a farm laborer, 36, Bessie 26, married eight years. Ethel is 5, Glenn ten months.

Roy proved up two quarters in 21 in 1914, and cash-claimed forty acres in 21 in 1917.
Roy Austin Smith registered for WWI with a Bethune address, born January 24, 1880, relative Alice Bessie Smith of Bethune.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, Roy is 38, married to Bessie A. 36, both born in Iowa. Ethel B. 14 aznd Glena A. 10 were born in Nebraska, Marvie 8 and Mary C. 1 were born in Colorado.
Roy is a mail carrier in 1930, with Bessie A. 46, Glen A. 21, Fern A. 18, and Mary C. 11.
Roy 1880-1935 is buried in Burlington # 89677455. So is Alice Bessie 1883-1974 # 89667506.



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