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kerri (#47414125)
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Bio Photo Researching on my maternal side:
Halterman- Hardy Co., WVA, Rockingham Co., VA, and Ray Co., MO
Littleton- KY and MO
Bobo- WVA
Craig- KY and Deepwater,MO
Paternal side:
Hardwick- Adair Co., KY and MO
Smith- McLean Co., IL
Hefner- McLean Co., IL
White- Adair Co., KY
Bernard- KY
Cooley- NC, KY, and MO
Ball- VA and KY
Researching on my husband's maternal side:
Summers- S.C., TN, and Benton Co., MO
Claycomb- TN, Benton Co., MO
Cooper- Benton Co., MO
Paternal side:
George- AK and Lafayette Co., MO
Zuber- AK
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Bonnie Shirley Amery
Albert Franklin Smith # 87269097
I came upon this wonderful obit. Please share it on Albert's bio. The obit even used the same photo, but it is in too poor a condition to add as a photo. Please let me know when the lengthy bio is added and I shall remove the hand written obit.

Thank you for your contributions.
Bonnie Shirley Amery


Passed away at the Home Last Thursday Afternoon Following Six Months Illness---Funeral Sunday

Albert F., Smith passed away at his home on West Second Street Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock following an illness of about six month duration. Heart trouble, which he had been afflicted for a long time, was the cause of his death, which came suddenly.

Albert F.Smith was a native of Carroll county; Missouri, being born at Mandeville on December 13, 1863. He was the son of William P. Smith and Susan (Traughber) Smith, natives of Mississippi and Kentucky respectively. His paternal grandfather, John Smith, was a| native of Tennessee and moved to Carroll county in 1842.

Albert F. Smith was one of a family of seven children, one of whom had preceded him in death. He was reared in this county and after completing his common school course attended for a term an academy at Avalon, where he obtained a knowledge of the higher branches of learning. With a well disciplined mind and a natural aptness for the work, he turned his attention to teaching which he continued for a number of years in his native county and a part of one year in California. He went to the latter state in 1889 and remained until 1895, when he returned to Carrollton and entered the employ of the New York Store, in which capacity he remained until 1916. He formed a partnership with F. A. Early in that year and started the Smith-Early Clothing Co., continuing in this business until 1926, when he was elected recorder of deeds for Carroll county.

He was married to Miss Maggie Meier on October 23, 1889 and the first years of his married life were spent in California, where from 1890 to 1895 he was in the newspaper business and succeeded well as an editor and publisher. Two children survive this union, Miss Vida Pauline Smith and Miss Beulah M. Smith the former being the present county recorder, appointed by Gov. Park following the resignation of her father several months ago and the latter is music supervisor in the Carrollton public schools.

After serving four years as county recorder, Mr. Smith was re-elected to that office for another four year term but during the later part of last year was forced to give up his work in the office. Failing to regain his health he resigned in January of this year.

Few residents of Carrollton were as well known as the deceased. He managed the different positions he held with ability and tact. He enjoyed the confidence of all those with whom he came into contact and was held in the highest esteem by an unusually large circle of friends. He was a gentleman of intelligence and culture, of pleasing address and demeanor, and he possessed the faculty of making and retaining warm friendships. He was one of the most loyal supporters of the Christian Church at Carrollton, of which he became a member in 1899. No one ever tried harder to follow the teachings of his Master more than Mr. Smith and his death is a regrettable loss to the community.

Others who survive him besides his two daughters include three brothers and two sisters: Everett Smith, of Idaho; Virgil Smith, of Crecent, Ok; Herschel Smith, of Memphis, Tenn; Mrs. Alta Beaman, of Coleman, Tex, and Miss Bessie Smith, of Los Angeles, Calif. He is also survived by two step-sisters, Mrs. Jennie Algaire and Mrs. Ola Graham, both of Wichita, Kansas.

The body lay in state at the Willis Funeral Home and the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Christian Churh, conducted by his pastor, Rev. C. L Bush. Interment followed in Oak Hill cemetery.

Above archived and shared by the Carrollton Public Library, Carrollton, Missouri.
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Jul 23, 2016 1:17 PM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Albert Franklin Smith # 87269097
I have just added a hand written obituary that is archived in Carrollton Public Library. Perhaps, the portrait should be arranged to be first.

There are more sibling to find and link.

I can help you with daughter Beulah Smith information as soon as I get in gear.
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Jul 13, 2016 8:03 PM
Mary Domingos
Jeremiah Able Holt
His middle name is spelled ABEL. It was his grandfather's name. He also could not have fought in the Revolutionary War. It started in 1775 and didn't end until 1783. Jeremiah Abel Holt was born in 1811. He also donated the land on which the town of Holt, Missouri still sits.
Added by Mary Domingos on Jun 27, 2016 6:58 PM
Holly Lynne
Robert Michael Hardwick-Father
Doing family tree, any help would be appreciated.

Holly Lynne Hardwick
Added by Holly Lynne on Jun 20, 2016 12:35 PM
Janna Friedrich
RE: Harry Bryan Godley (1900-1910)
I am in need of more information on where Harry is buried at and from whom you received this info. Harry's mother- Rosetta Casteel Godley is my Great-Great Aunt. Thanks
Added by Janna Friedrich on May 17, 2016 9:47 AM
Marion Gobin
Elisha G Storm
Have tried # 73989226 several times but not in index of Find A Grave. Do you know why? Clark Cemetery, Hardin Ray cty, Missouri. Maybe another #?
Added by Marion Gobin on Apr 30, 2016 5:09 PM
Loretta (Willis) Rainey-Fones
Thank You
Kerri, just wanted to say thanks for the links. Happy wandering and wondering to you. "Each Day Counts", Loretta
Added by Loretta (Willis) Rainey-F... on Mar 09, 2016 6:00 AM
A.C. Rogers
Nancy Bates Carter

You left me a message pertaining to duplicate records for Nancy Bates Carter on Jan 2 of this year. We had recently moved and I did not respond. However, I do note that the record has been merged and it appears that three descendants have the same memorial numbers that I have in my records. Nancy was born in Halifax County, Virginia, USA, not in Missouri. She came to Missouri with her mother--her father had died in Virginia. So that part of the record needs to be corrected.

Nancy had nine children, the last one dying the year of her death.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do on this record that will help you further. I am sorry for the delay.

Carter Rogers
Added by A.C. Rogers on Mar 04, 2016 2:29 PM
Carolina Grave Hunter
William Henry Hardwick
Hello Kerri,

Would you know if Joseph Hardwick born and died 1855 would be a son of William Henry Hardwick. If you know for sure please let me know so I can add parental links, or if you know the parents, would you please let me know.

Thank you very much,
Added by Carolina Grave Hunter on Feb 24, 2016 12:08 PM
Sharon Hunt
Amos S Bennett
Kerri thank you for the transfer of my great uncle to me. Have a blessed 2016.
Added by Sharon Hunt on Jan 01, 2016 12:42 PM
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