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Elmer Francis Smith

Male 1866 - 1946  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Elmer Francis Smith  [1
    Born Mar 1866  Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Apr 1946  Chester Township, Eaton County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Lakeside Cemetery, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The following obituary was emailed to me by LaVonne Bennett "LAKE ODESSA (MI) WAVE, Thursday, May 2, 1946, front page "ELMER SMITH DIED MONDAY---Funeral services were held at the Pickens chapel here Wednesday afternoon for the late Elmer Smith, 80, who died Monday Morning at his home in Charlotte. He was a half brother of Marcus Chapman who survives. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Mr. Smith, a former resident here, was born in Odessa township. The Rev. William B. Patterson officiated at the services, and burial was in Lakeside cemetery." His death certificate showed that he had spent 5 yrs in the Eaton Co. Infirmary.

      LaVonne later emailed the following news item to me:

      "While at the Saranac Library doing research today, I found: SARANAC ADVERTISER, MI, 9-19-1912: "Local News - Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith were in Ionia Monday."

      It ain't much but it's evidence they lived a real life. Saranac's a very small town north of Lake Odessa, 5 mi west of city of Ionia, so I hope this is your Elmer..."

      This might be another Elmer Smith, however, as no marriage record has yet been found. Additionally, it is noted on his death certificate that he was single, not widowed.
    • (Medical):arterio-sclerosis, senility A.M. Weber, D.O. Attending Physician
    Person ID I1987  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Benjamin Franklin Smith,   b. Abt 1833, Monroe County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1869, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Welch,   b. 28 Dec 1840, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1921, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Bef 1866 
    Family ID F129  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Apr 1946 - Chester Township, Eaton County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lakeside Cemetery, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Smith, Elmer
    Smith, Elmer
    Eaton County, Michigan Death Certificate

  • Sources 
    1. [S331] Benkelman, Avis Smith-Interview by Granddaughter Melinda McLemore Strong ca 1976.

    2. [S170] Lakeside (Lakewood) Cemetery transcription, Lake Odessa, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan; http://ionia.migenweb.net/cem.htm#Odessa, This transcription shows his age as 80 years, which would m ake his year of birth approximately 1866 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S170] Lakeside (Lakewood) Cemetery transcription, Lake Odessa, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan; http://ionia.migenweb.net/cem.htm#Odessa, Shows DOD as May 1, 1946 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S29] State of Michigan, Department of State, Division of Vital Records, Death Certificate, Liber G State File no. p 94, Local File No. 5 Elmer Smith , DOD April 28, 1946 Informant Marcus Chapman (Reliability: 3).