Lottie Ann Ware

F, #8001, b. 12 Jan 1872, d. 19 Oct 1935
Birth*12 Jan 1872 Lottie was born at VA on 12 Jan 1872.1,2,3 
Marriage*25 Dec 1889 She married Marcus Calvin Smithson at Fayette Co, WV, on 25 Dec 1889.
Marcus C., age 27, single, b. Monroe Co, WV, par. Thos & Margaret; Lottie A., age 18, single, b. VA, par. John R. & n/a..4 
Census*2 Jun 1900 Lottie Ann Ware and Marcus Calvin Smithson appeared on the census as head of household at Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WV, on 2 Jun 1900.2 
Census5 May 1910 Lottie Ann Ware and Marcus Calvin Smithson appeared on the census as head of household at Alderson, Monroe Co, WV, on 5 May 1910.5 
Census10 Jan 1920 Lottie Ann Ware and Marcus Calvin Smithson appeared on the census as head of household at Alderson, Monroe Co, WV, on 10 Jan 1920.5 
Census19 Apr 1930 Lottie Ann Ware and Marcus Calvin Smithson appeared on the census as head of household at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 19 Apr 1930.5 
Death*19 Oct 1935 Lottie died on 19 Oct 1935 at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, at age 63. Died of cerebral hemorrhage, age 63y, 9m, 7d.3,1 
Burial* She was buried at Alderson Cem, Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV.1 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
2 Jun 1900Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WVMarcus Calvin Smithson, Lottie Ann Ware, Gordon Charles Smithson, Alva V. Smithson and Stanley V. Smithson2
5 May 1910Alderson, Monroe Co, WVMarcus Calvin Smithson, Lottie Ann Ware, Gordon Charles Smithson, Alva V. Smithson, Stanley V. Smithson, Mary Edith Smithson, William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Ashby Dale Smithson5
10 Jan 1920Alderson, Monroe Co, WVMarcus Calvin Smithson, Lottie Ann Ware, Mary Edith Smithson, William Emory "Emory" Smithson, Ashby Dale Smithson, Lillian W. Smithson, Marcus Lee Smithson and Stanley V. Smithson5
19 Apr 1930Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WVMarcus Calvin Smithson, Lottie Ann Ware, Ashby Dale Smithson, Lillian W. Smithson and Marcus Lee Smithson5

Partners and Children

Marriage*25 Dec 1889 She married Marcus Calvin Smithson at Fayette Co, WV, on 25 Dec 1889.
Marcus C., age 27, single, b. Monroe Co, WV, par. Thos & Margaret; Lottie A., age 18, single, b. VA, par. John R. & n/a..4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1423] Gravestone.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2714] WV Deaths online at www.wvculture.org,, Greenbrier Co, WV.
  4. [S146] Larry G. Shuck., Fayette Co. (W) Virginia Marriages 1832-1853 and 1865-1903 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1995),.
  5. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

William Emory "Emory" Smithson1

M, #8002, b. 30 Oct 1904, d. 2 Sep 1988
FatherMarcus Calvin Smithson b. 4 Mar 1862, d. 13 Oct 1945
MotherLottie Ann Ware b. 12 Jan 1872, d. 19 Oct 1935
Birth*30 Oct 1904 William was born at Monroe Co, WV, on 30 Oct 1904.1 
 He was the son of Marcus Calvin Smithson and Lottie Ann Ware
(Witness) Census5 May 1910 William Emory "Emory" Smithson appeared on the census of 5 May 1910 in the household of Marcus Calvin Smithson and Lottie Ann Ware at Alderson, Monroe Co, WV.2 
(Witness) Census10 Jan 1920 William Emory "Emory" Smithson appeared on the census of 10 Jan 1920 in the household of Marcus Calvin Smithson and Lottie Ann Ware at Alderson, Monroe Co, WV.2 
Residence*1934 William Emory "Emory" Smithson resided at 1366 Orange Ave, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co, CA, in 1934.3 
Marriage* He married Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman.1 
Residence1940 William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman resided at 343 Cowper, Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co, CA, in 1940.3 
Residence1942 William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman resided at 343 Cowper, Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co, CA, in 1942.3 
Residence13 Oct 1945 William Emory "Emory" Smithson resided at Auburn, Placer Co, CA, on 13 Oct 1945.4 
Residence20 Sep 1952 He resided at Sacramento, Sacramento Co, CA, on 20 Sep 1952.5 
Employment* Occupation: landscapist at Sacramento, Sacramento Co, CA.1 
Residence*1964 William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman resided at 754 N. Arrowhead Ave, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA, in 1964.3 
Death*2 Sep 1988 William died on 2 Sep 1988 at Sacramento, Sacramento Co, CA, at age 83.1 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
5 May 1910Alderson, Monroe Co, WVMarcus Calvin Smithson, Lottie Ann Ware, Gordon Charles Smithson, Alva V. Smithson, Stanley V. Smithson, Mary Edith Smithson, William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Ashby Dale Smithson2
10 Jan 1920Alderson, Monroe Co, WVMarcus Calvin Smithson, Lottie Ann Ware, Mary Edith Smithson, William Emory "Emory" Smithson, Ashby Dale Smithson, Lillian W. Smithson, Marcus Lee Smithson and Stanley V. Smithson2

Partners and Children

Marriage* He married Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, William Emory Smithson, Beckley (WV) newspaper, 1988 (copy from Gaye Whitehead).
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2744] California Voter Registration 1900-1968 (Ancestry.com. California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008),.
  4. [S237] Obituary, Marcus Calvin Smithson, Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register, Sunday, 14 Oct 1945.
  5. [S237] Obituary, Gordon Charles Smithson, Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register, Sunday, 21 Sept 1952.

Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman1,2

F, #8003, b. 22 May 1916, d. 19 Jul 1986
Birth*22 May 1916 Violet was born at WV on 22 May 1916. Mother was a Miller.1 
Marriage* She married William Emory "Emory" Smithson.2 
Residence1940 William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman resided at 343 Cowper, Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co, CA, in 1940.3 
Residence1942 William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman resided at 343 Cowper, Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co, CA, in 1942.3 
Residence*1964 William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman resided at 754 N. Arrowhead Ave, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA, in 1964.3 
Death*19 Jul 1986 Violet died on 19 Jul 1986 at Sacramento, Sacramento Co, CA, at age 70.1 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S229] Deaths, Civil Records Ancestry.com. California Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.
  2. [S237] Obituary, William Emory Smithson, Beckley (WV) newspaper, 1988 (copy from Gaye Whitehead).
  3. [S2744] California Voter Registration 1900-1968 (Ancestry.com. California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008),.

Isaiah Smithson1

M, #8004
FatherWilliam Emory "Emory" Smithson b. 30 Oct 1904, d. 2 Sep 1988
MotherViolet Cossette "Dolly" Newman b. 22 May 1916, d. 19 Jul 1986
 Isaiah Smithson is the son of William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman

Citations

  1. [S2236] Obituary of William Emory Smithson.

Mary Smithson1

F, #8005
FatherWilliam Emory "Emory" Smithson b. 30 Oct 1904, d. 2 Sep 1988
MotherViolet Cossette "Dolly" Newman b. 22 May 1916, d. 19 Jul 1986
 Mary Smithson is the daughter of William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman
Marriage* She married (?) James

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2236] Obituary of William Emory Smithson.

Virginia Smithson1

F, #8006
FatherWilliam Emory "Emory" Smithson b. 30 Oct 1904, d. 2 Sep 1988
MotherViolet Cossette "Dolly" Newman b. 22 May 1916, d. 19 Jul 1986
 Virginia Smithson is the daughter of William Emory "Emory" Smithson and Violet Cossette "Dolly" Newman
Marriage* She married (?) Herr

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2236] Obituary of William Emory Smithson.

(?) James1

M, #8007
Marriage* He married Mary Smithson

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2236] Obituary of William Emory Smithson.

(?) Herr1

M, #8008
Marriage* He married Virginia Smithson

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2236] Obituary of William Emory Smithson.

William Marshall Copeland1

M, #8009, b. 25 May 1911, d. 15 Dec 1967
Birth*25 May 1911 William was born on 25 May 1911. Son of W.H. and Hattie (Kershner) Copeland.1 
Marriage* He married Lillian W. Smithson
Death*15 Dec 1967 William died on 15 Dec 1967 at Huntington, Cabell Co, WV, at age 56. Age 56y, 6m, 20d.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2714] WV Deaths online at www.wvculture.org,, Cabell Co, WV.

Lillian W. Smithson1

F, #8011, b. 13 Jun 1910, d. 10 Dec 1989
FatherMarcus Calvin Smithson b. 4 Mar 1862, d. 13 Oct 1945
MotherLottie Ann Ware b. 12 Jan 1872, d. 19 Oct 1935
Birth*13 Jun 1910 Lillian was born at WV on 13 Jun 1910.2 
 She was the daughter of Marcus Calvin Smithson and Lottie Ann Ware
(Witness) Census10 Jan 1920 Lillian W. Smithson appeared on the census of 10 Jan 1920 in the household of Marcus Calvin Smithson and Lottie Ann Ware at Alderson, Monroe Co, WV.3 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1930 Lillian W. Smithson appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1930 in the household of Marcus Calvin Smithson and Lottie Ann Ware at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV.3 
Marriage* She married William Marshall Copeland
Residence13 Oct 1945 Lillian W. Smithson resided at Huntington, Cabell Co, WV, on 13 Oct 1945.4 
Residence20 Sep 1952 She resided at Huntington, Cabell Co, WV, on 20 Sep 1952.5 
Residence1969 She resided at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, in 1969, "Mrs. Lillian Copeland has returned to her home in Huntington after visiting her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Withrow. She will soon move into her new home on North Main Street in Alderson.".6 
Residence*2 Sep 1988 She resided at Seminole, Pinellas Co, FL, on 2 Sep 1988.7 
Death*10 Dec 1989 Lillian died on 10 Dec 1989 at Malabar, Brevard Co, FL, at age 79.2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
10 Jan 1920Alderson, Monroe Co, WVMarcus Calvin Smithson, Lottie Ann Ware, Mary Edith Smithson, William Emory "Emory" Smithson, Ashby Dale Smithson, Lillian W. Smithson, Marcus Lee Smithson and Stanley V. Smithson3
19 Apr 1930Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WVMarcus Calvin Smithson, Lottie Ann Ware, Ashby Dale Smithson, Lillian W. Smithson and Marcus Lee Smithson3

Partners and Children

Marriage* She married William Marshall Copeland

Citations

  1. [S2236] Obituary of William Emory Smithson.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Obituary, Marcus Calvin Smithson, Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register, Sunday, 14 Oct 1945.
  5. [S237] Obituary, Gordon Charles Smithson, Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register, Sunday, 21 Sept 1952.
  6. [S2719] "Alderson News," Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, 22 May 1969.
  7. [S237] Obituary, William Emory Smithson, Beckley (WV) newspaper, 1988 (copy from Gaye Whitehead).

Judy Elizabeth Epling1

F, #8012, b. 21 Sep 1856, d. 20 May 1929
Birth*21 Sep 1856 Judy was born at Monroe Co, VA, on 21 Sep 1856.2,1,3 
Marriage25 Aug 1887 She married John Lomia Smithson at Monroe Co, WV, on 25 Aug 1887.
John Smithson, age 26, b. Monroe Co, res. Summers Co; Miss Judy Elizabeth Epling, age 29, b. Monroe Co, res. Monroe Co; md by W.F. Hank at the residence of Allen Sims.1 
Employment*Jun 1900 Occupation: farmer in Jun 1900 at Springfield Dist, Monroe Co, WV.2 
Num Child*14 Jun 1900 Judy Elizabeth Epling had 5 children, with 1 [sic: 4, 4 living, 1 dead] living at the time of the census in 1900.2 
Census*14 Jun 1900 She appeared on the census as head of household at Springfield Dist, Monroe Co, WV, on 14 Jun 1900.4 
Marriage*14 Aug 1909 She married Timothy B. Sparks at Union, Monroe Co, WV, on 14 Aug 1909.
Timothy B. Sparks, age 48, b. Wilkes Co, NC, res. Tazewell Co, VA; Juda E. Smithson, age 27, b. Summers Co, WV, res. Monroe Co, WV; md by J.M. York at Union.1 
EmploymentMay 1910 Occupation: farmer in May 1910 at Springfield Dist, Monroe Co, WV.4 
Num Child6 May 1910 Judy Elizabeth Epling had 5 children, with 3 living at the time of the census in 1910.4 
Census6 May 1910 She appeared on the census as head of household at Springfield Dist, Monroe Co, WV, on 6 May 1910.4 
Census13 Jan 1920 She appeared on the census as head of household at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 13 Jan 1920.4 
Death*20 May 1929 Judy died on 20 May 1929 at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, at age 72.3 
Burial* Her body was interred at Monroe Co, WV, at Smithson Cem.5 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
14 Jun 1900Springfield Dist, Monroe Co, WVJudy Elizabeth Epling, Elsie Mae Smithson, Willie Eva Smithson, Arthur Lomia Smithson and Judy F. Smithson4
6 May 1910Springfield Dist, Monroe Co, WVJudy Elizabeth Epling, Willie Eva Smithson and Arthur Lomia Smithson4
13 Jan 1920Hinton, Summers Co, WVJudy Elizabeth Epling and Elsie Mae Smithson4

Partners and Children

Marriage25 Aug 1887 She married John Lomia Smithson at Monroe Co, WV, on 25 Aug 1887.
John Smithson, age 26, b. Monroe Co, res. Summers Co; Miss Judy Elizabeth Epling, age 29, b. Monroe Co, res. Monroe Co; md by W.F. Hank at the residence of Allen Sims.1 
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage*14 Aug 1909 She married Timothy B. Sparks at Union, Monroe Co, WV, on 14 Aug 1909.
Timothy B. Sparks, age 48, b. Wilkes Co, NC, res. Tazewell Co, VA; Juda E. Smithson, age 27, b. Summers Co, WV, res. Monroe Co, WV; md by J.M. York at Union.1 

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Monroe Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2714] WV Deaths online at www.wvculture.org,, Summers Co, WV.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone: Judie E. Smithson, online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5450264, accessed March 2019.
  6. [S2713] WV Births online at www.wvculture.org,, Summers Co, WV.

Cleo Smithson1

F, #8013, b. 5 Jul 1888, d. 12 Dec 1888
FatherJohn Lomia Smithson2 b. 1 May 1865, d. 26 Aug 1899
MotherJudy Elizabeth Epling2 b. 21 Sep 1856, d. 20 May 1929
Birth*5 Jul 1888 Cleo was born at Summers Co, WV, on 5 Jul 1888.
Cleo Smithson, b. 5 July 1888, Summers Co, father J.L. Smithson, farmer, res. Summers Co, mother Judy Smithson, single birth, reported by J.L. Smithson, father.2 
 She was the daughter of John Lomia Smithson and Judy Elizabeth Epling.2 
Death*12 Dec 1888 Cleo died on 12 Dec 1888 at Summers Co, WV.
Cleo Smithson, d. 12 Dec 1888, Summers Co, cause unknown, age 5m 7d, par. J.L. & Judy Smithson, b. Summers Co, reported by J.L. Smithson, father.3 

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





  2. [S2713] WV Births online at www.wvculture.org,, Summers Co, WV.
  3. [S2714] WV Deaths online at www.wvculture.org,, Summers Co, WV.

Elsie Mae Smithson1

F, #8014, b. 12 Jul 1889, d. 20 Aug 1971
FatherJohn Lomia Smithson b. 1 May 1865, d. 26 Aug 1899
MotherJudy Elizabeth Epling b. 21 Sep 1856, d. 20 May 1929
Birth*12 Jul 1889 Elsie was born at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 12 Jul 1889.
Elsie Smithson, b. 12 July 1889, Hinton, father J.L. Smithson, laborer, res. Hinton, mother J.E. Smithson, single birth, reported by J.E. Smithson, mother.2 
 She was the daughter of John Lomia Smithson and Judy Elizabeth Epling
(Witness) Census14 Jun 1900 Elsie Mae Smithson appeared on the census of 14 Jun 1900 in the household of Judy Elizabeth Epling at Springfield Dist, Monroe Co, WV.3 
Employment*Jan 1920 Occupation: operator in Jan 1920 at Hinton, Summers Co, WV. Telephone.3 
(Witness) Census13 Jan 1920 Elsie Mae Smithson appeared on the census of 13 Jan 1920 in the household of Judy Elizabeth Epling at Hinton, Summers Co, WV.3 
Marriage*5 Jul 1950 She married Robert C. Richmond at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 5 Jul 1950.
Robert C. Richmond, age 66, widowed, b. Shady Springs, res. Hinton; Elsie Smithson, age 60, single, b. Summers Co, res. Hinton; md by E.W. Billings at Hinton.4 
Death*20 Aug 1971 Elsie died on 20 Aug 1971 at Summers County Hosp, Hinton, Summers Co, WV, at age 82. Informant was Lillian Lilly, Hinton, WV.5 
Burial*22 Aug 1971 Her body was interred on 22 Aug 1971 at Beech Run, Summers Co, WV, at Richmond Cem.5 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
14 Jun 1900Springfield Dist, Monroe Co, WVJudy Elizabeth Epling, Elsie Mae Smithson, Willie Eva Smithson, Arthur Lomia Smithson and Judy F. Smithson3
13 Jan 1920Hinton, Summers Co, WVJudy Elizabeth Epling and Elsie Mae Smithson3

Partners and Children

Marriage*5 Jul 1950 She married Robert C. Richmond at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 5 Jul 1950.
Robert C. Richmond, age 66, widowed, b. Shady Springs, res. Hinton; Elsie Smithson, age 60, single, b. Summers Co, res. Hinton; md by E.W. Billings at Hinton.4 

Citations

  1. [S2288] Email from Bob Smithson, e-mail address, March 1996.
  2. [S2713] WV Births online at www.wvculture.org,, Summers Co, WV.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.
  5. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.

Robert C. Richmond1

M, #8015, b. circa 1884
Birth*circa 1884 Robert was born at Shady Spring, Raleigh Co, WV, circa 1884.1 
Marriage*5 Jul 1950 He married Elsie Mae Smithson at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 5 Jul 1950.
Robert C. Richmond, age 66, widowed, b. Shady Springs, res. Hinton; Elsie Smithson, age 60, single, b. Summers Co, res. Hinton; md by E.W. Billings at Hinton.1 

Partners and Children

Children

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.

Paul Richmond

M, #8016
FatherRobert C. Richmond b. circa 1884
 Paul Richmond is the son of Robert C. Richmond

Lillian Richmond

F, #8017
FatherRobert C. Richmond b. circa 1884
 Lillian Richmond is the daughter of Robert C. Richmond

James A. Smithson

M, #8018, b. 17 Sep 1907, d. 26 Nov 1975
FatherCary Wyatt Smithson b. 1 Jan 1866, d. 5 May 1931
MotherVirginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones b. 17 Apr 1878, d. 3 Mar 1956
Birth*17 Sep 1907 James was born at Sandstone, Summers Co, WV, on 17 Sep 1907.1,2 
 He was the son of Cary Wyatt Smithson and Virginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones
(Witness) Census11 May 1910 James A. Smithson appeared on the census of 11 May 1910 in the household of Cary Wyatt Smithson and Virginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones at Green Sulphur Dist, Summers Co, WV.3 
(Witness) Census24 Jan 1920 James A. Smithson appeared on the census of 24 Jan 1920 in the household of Cary Wyatt Smithson and Virginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones at Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WV.3 
Marriage*20 Dec 1934 He married Helen Elizabeth Hedrick at Summers Co, WV, on 20 Dec 1934.
James A. Smithson, age 27, single, b. Summers Co, res. Alderson; Helen E. Hedrick, age 21, single, b. Illinois, res. Alderson; md by Henry Dillon.4,5 
Residence3 Mar 1956 James A. Smithson resided at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 3 Mar 1956.6 
Residence*25 Oct 1958 He resided at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 25 Oct 1958.7 
Residence15 Nov 1964 He resided at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 15 Nov 1964.8 
Death*26 Nov 1975 James died on 26 Nov 1975 at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, at age 68.1,2 
Burial* His body was interred at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, at Alderson Cem.2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
11 May 1910Green Sulphur Dist, Summers Co, WVCary Wyatt Smithson, Virginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones, Fred C. Smithson, Ina Orine Smithson, Dallas Lynn Smithson, James A. Smithson and Quilla Booker Grant "Booker" Smithson3
24 Jan 1920Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WVCary Wyatt Smithson, Virginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones, Ina Orine Smithson, Dallas Lynn Smithson, James A. Smithson, Quilla Booker Grant "Booker" Smithson, Lucy Ellen Smithson, Grover Dean Smithson, Lottie Linda Smithson and Other Wyatt Smithson3

Partners and Children

Marriage*20 Dec 1934 He married Helen Elizabeth Hedrick at Summers Co, WV, on 20 Dec 1934.
James A. Smithson, age 27, single, b. Summers Co, res. Alderson; Helen E. Hedrick, age 21, single, b. Illinois, res. Alderson; md by Henry Dillon.4,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  2. [S1423] Gravestone.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.
  5. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.
  6. [S237] Obituary, Virginia Ellen Jones Smithson, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald & Register, Sunday, 4 March 1956.
  7. [S237] Obituary, Fred W. Smithson, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Monday, 27 Oct 1958.
  8. [S237] Obituary, Booker Grant Smithson, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Tuesday, 17 Nov 1964.

Quilla Booker Grant "Booker" Smithson1

M, #8019, b. 10 Jan 1909, d. 15 Nov 1964
FatherCary Wyatt Smithson b. 1 Jan 1866, d. 5 May 1931
MotherVirginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones b. 17 Apr 1878, d. 3 Mar 1956
Birth*10 Jan 1909 Quilla was born at Sandstone, Summers Co, WV, on 10 Jan 1909.2 
 He was the son of Cary Wyatt Smithson and Virginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones
(Witness) Census11 May 1910 Quilla Booker Grant "Booker" Smithson appeared on the census of 11 May 1910 in the household of Cary Wyatt Smithson and Virginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones at Green Sulphur Dist, Summers Co, WV.1 
(Witness) Census24 Jan 1920 Quilla Booker Grant "Booker" Smithson appeared on the census of 24 Jan 1920 in the household of Cary Wyatt Smithson and Virginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones at Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WV.1 
Marriage*1 Mar 1948 He married Lucy Lee Lemons at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 1 Mar 1948. Booker G. Smithson, age 38, single, b. Sandstone, res. Alderson; Lucy L. Lemons, age 23, single, b. Sinks Grove, res. Alderson; md by H.P. Hackney.3 
Residence3 Mar 1956 Quilla Booker Grant "Booker" Smithson resided at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 3 Mar 1956.4 
Residence*25 Oct 1958 He resided at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 25 Oct 1958.5 
Death*15 Nov 1964 Quilla died on 15 Nov 1964 at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, at age 55.2 
Burial*18 Nov 1964 His body was interred on 18 Nov 1964 at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, at Alderson Cem.2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
11 May 1910Green Sulphur Dist, Summers Co, WVCary Wyatt Smithson, Virginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones, Fred C. Smithson, Ina Orine Smithson, Dallas Lynn Smithson, James A. Smithson and Quilla Booker Grant "Booker" Smithson1
24 Jan 1920Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WVCary Wyatt Smithson, Virginia 'Ginny' Ellen Jones, Ina Orine Smithson, Dallas Lynn Smithson, James A. Smithson, Quilla Booker Grant "Booker" Smithson, Lucy Ellen Smithson, Grover Dean Smithson, Lottie Linda Smithson and Other Wyatt Smithson1

Partners and Children

Marriage*1 Mar 1948 He married Lucy Lee Lemons at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 1 Mar 1948. Booker G. Smithson, age 38, single, b. Sandstone, res. Alderson; Lucy L. Lemons, age 23, single, b. Sinks Grove, res. Alderson; md by H.P. Hackney.3 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Booker Grant Smithson, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Tuesday, 17 Nov 1964.
  3. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.
  4. [S237] Obituary, Virginia Ellen Jones Smithson, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald & Register, Sunday, 4 March 1956.
  5. [S237] Obituary, Fred W. Smithson, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Monday, 27 Oct 1958.

J. H. Mates1,2

M, #8020, b. circa 1900
Birth*circa 1900 J. was born at OH circa 1900.1 
Marriage*13 Sep 1926 He married Ina Orine Smithson at Summers Co, WV, on 13 Sep 1926.
J. H. Mates, age 26, single, b. OH, res. Alderson; Ina O. Smithson, age 22, single, b. Summers Co, res. Alderson; md. by H.L. Hout.1 

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Lottie Linda Smithson Trout, Hinton News, Tuesday, 18 Nov 2003.
  3. [S2719] "Alderson Man Chosen Penitentiary Chaplain," Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, 18 Aug 1964.

Helen Elizabeth Hedrick1

F, #8021, b. 8 Apr 1916, d. 16 Dec 2007
FatherFalice Lyle Hedrick2 b. 4 Apr 1879, d. 31 Jan 1957
MotherNellie Bibb2 b. 29 Oct 1879, d. 23 Jul 1964
Birth*8 Apr 1916 Helen was born at Danvers, McLean Co, IL, on 8 Apr 1916.3 
 She was the daughter of Falice Lyle Hedrick and Nellie Bibb.2 
(Witness) Census22 Jan 1920 Helen Elizabeth Hedrick appeared on the census of 22 Jan 1920 in the household of Falice Lyle Hedrick and Nellie Bibb at Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WV.2 
(Witness) Census18 Apr 1930 Helen Elizabeth Hedrick appeared on the census of 18 Apr 1930 in the household of Falice Lyle Hedrick and Nellie Bibb at Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WV.2 
Marriage*20 Dec 1934 She married James A. Smithson at Summers Co, WV, on 20 Dec 1934.
James A. Smithson, age 27, single, b. Summers Co, res. Alderson; Helen E. Hedrick, age 21, single, b. Illinois, res. Alderson; md by Henry Dillon.4,5 
(Witness) Census17 Apr 1940 Helen Elizabeth Hedrick appeared on the census of 17 Apr 1940 in the household of Falice Lyle Hedrick and Nellie Bibb at Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WV.2 
Residence*13 Nov 2003 Helen Elizabeth Hedrick resided at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 13 Nov 2003.6 
Death*16 Dec 2007 She died on 16 Dec 2007 at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV, at age 91..7 
Burial*19 Dec 2007 She was buried on 19 Dec 2007 at Alderson Cem, Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV.7 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
22 Jan 1920Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WVFalice Lyle Hedrick, Nellie Bibb, Pauline A. Hedrick, Robert C. Hedrick, Helen Elizabeth Hedrick and Charles B. Hedrick2
18 Apr 1930Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WVFalice Lyle Hedrick, Nellie Bibb, Pauline A. Hedrick, Robert C. Hedrick, Helen Elizabeth Hedrick and Charles B. Hedrick2
17 Apr 1940Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WVFalice Lyle Hedrick, Nellie Bibb, Helen Elizabeth Hedrick and Charles B. Hedrick2

Partners and Children

Marriage*20 Dec 1934 She married James A. Smithson at Summers Co, WV, on 20 Dec 1934.
James A. Smithson, age 27, single, b. Summers Co, res. Alderson; Helen E. Hedrick, age 21, single, b. Illinois, res. Alderson; md by Henry Dillon.4,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2686] Jim Skaggs., My Photos Online (http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view), stone erected carved only with birthdate.
  4. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.
  5. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.
  6. [S237] Obituary, Lottie Linda Smithson Trout, Hinton (WV) News, Tuesday, 18 Nov 2003.
  7. [S237] Obituary, Helen Hedrick Smithson, Charleston (WV) Gazette, 18 Dec 2007, online at http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/…, accessed Feb 2010.

Elizabeth E. "Betty" Smithson1

F, #8022
FatherJames A. Smithson b. 17 Sep 1907, d. 26 Nov 1975
MotherHelen Elizabeth Hedrick b. 8 Apr 1916, d. 16 Dec 2007
 Elizabeth E. "Betty" Smithson is the daughter of James A. Smithson and Helen Elizabeth Hedrick
Marriage* She married Coleman Highlander

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





Coleman Highlander1

M, #8023
Marriage* He married Elizabeth E. "Betty" Smithson

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript, s/o Joe and Blanche (Kincaid) Highlander.

Jeffrey Lyle Highlander1

M, #8024
FatherColeman Highlander
MotherElizabeth E. "Betty" Smithson
 Jeffrey Lyle Highlander is the son of Coleman Highlander and Elizabeth E. "Betty" Smithson

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





Thomas James Highlander1

M, #8025
FatherColeman Highlander
MotherElizabeth E. "Betty" Smithson
 Thomas James Highlander is the son of Coleman Highlander and Elizabeth E. "Betty" Smithson

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





Lucy Lee Lemons1,2

F, #8026
Marriage*1 Mar 1948 She married Quilla Booker Grant "Booker" Smithson at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 1 Mar 1948. Booker G. Smithson, age 38, single, b. Sandstone, res. Alderson; Lucy L. Lemons, age 23, single, b. Sinks Grove, res. Alderson; md by H.P. Hackney.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.
  2. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript, d/o James Robert and Carrie Alice (Lemon) Hedrick.

N. A. Alderson1

F, #8027, b. circa 1862
Birth*circa 1862 N. was born at Monroe Co, VA, circa 1862.1 
Marriage* She married (?) Spade.1 
Marriage*12 Oct 1897 She married Cary Wyatt Smithson at Summers Co, WV, on 12 Oct 1897. Cary Smithson, age 30, widowed, b. Monroe Co, res. Summers Co, carpenter, par. T. & M. Smithson; N. A. Spade, age 35, widowed, b. Monroe Co, res. Summers Co, par. J & _ Alderson; md by F. A. Meade.1 
Divorce* N. was divorced from Cary Wyatt Smithson.1 

Partners and Children

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.

Chester Nickell Smithson

M, #8028, b. Aug 1895, d. 12 Feb 1957
FatherWillard Hickman Smithson b. 26 Jul 1869, d. 26 Nov 1947
MotherJennie Mae Nickell b. 31 Mar 1876, d. 1945
Birth*Aug 1895 Chester was born at WV in Aug 1895.1 
 He was the son of Willard Hickman Smithson and Jennie Mae Nickell
(Witness) Census2 Jun 1900 Chester Nickell Smithson appeared on the census of 2 Jun 1900 in the household of Thomas Lewis Smithson and Margaret Alderson at Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WV.2 
Census*1900 Chester Nickell Smithson was listed as a resident in the census report at Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WV, in 1900.2 
(Witness) Census3 May 1910 He appeared on the census of 3 May 1910 in the household of Willard Hickman Smithson and Jennie Mae Nickell at Alderson, Monroe Co, WV.2 
Death*12 Feb 1957 Chester died on 12 Feb 1957 at St Petersburg, Pinellas Co, FL, at age 61. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
2 Jun 1900Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WVThomas Lewis Smithson, Margaret Alderson, Willard Hickman Smithson, Jennie Mae Nickell and Chester Nickell Smithson2
1900Wolf Creek Dist, Monroe Co, WVChester Nickell Smithson2
3 May 1910Alderson, Monroe Co, WVWillard Hickman Smithson, Jennie Mae Nickell, Chester Nickell Smithson, Thomas J. Smithson and Willard Eugene Smithson2

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

G. William Peck1

M, #8029
Marriage* He married Margaret E. Smithson

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





John Way1

M, #8030, b. circa 1822
Employment* Occupation: blacksmith. 
Birth*circa 1822 John was born at VA circa 1822. 
Marriage*23 Jan 1849 He married Margaret L. Smithson at Monroe Co, VA, on 23 Jan 1849.1 

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





George R. Way1

M, #8031, b. Nov 1849
FatherJohn Way b. circa 1822
MotherMargaret L. Smithson b. circa 1828, d. 18 Sep 1898
Birth*Nov 1849 George was born at Monroe Co, VA, in Nov 1849. 
 He was the son of John Way and Margaret L. Smithson

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





John Ellis1

M, #8032
Marriage* He married Sarah C. Smithson

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





John G. "Jep" Johnson1

M, #8033
Birth* John was born. 
Marriage*21 Aug 1856 He married Mary Anna Smithson at Monroe Co, VA, on 21 Aug 1856.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





Ella Mae Smithson1

F, #8034, b. Jul 1890, d. 17 Apr 1945
FatherJonathan Wellington Smithson b. 30 Nov 1858, d. 9 Apr 1943
MotherMalinda McCoy b. 12 Apr 1863, d. 8 Feb 1928
Birth*Jul 1890 Ella was born at Monroe Co, WV, in Jul 1890.2,3 
 She was the daughter of Jonathan Wellington Smithson and Malinda McCoy
Birth212 Jul 1891 Ella Mae Smithson was birth2 on 12 Jul 1891 at WV.4 
(Witness) Census16 Jun 1900 She appeared on the census of 16 Jun 1900 in the household of Jonathan Wellington Smithson and Malinda McCoy at Talcott Dist, Summers Co, WV.2 
(Witness) Census3 May 1910 Ella Mae Smithson appeared on the census of 3 May 1910 in the household of Walter Given Smithson and Harriet Ida Houchins at Alderson, Monroe Co, WV.5 
Marriage*14 Dec 1915 She married Jesse Eary at Alderson, Monroe Co, WV, on 14 Dec 1915. Jesse Eary, age 23, b. Greenbrier Co, WV, res. Monroe Co, WV; Ella May Smithson, age 23, b. Monroe Co, WV, res. Monroe Co, WV; md by M.F. Forbell at Alderson.3 
Census*15 Jan 1920 Ella Mae Smithson and Jesse Eary appeared on the census as head of household at 110 Monongalia St, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 15 Jan 1920. Also enumerated in this household was Earl Kincaid, brother-in-law, age 24, single, b. WV, ex agent on train.5 
Residence*17 Apr 1945 Ella Mae Smithson resided at Huntington, Cabell Co, WV, on 17 Apr 1945.4 
Death*17 Apr 1945 Ella died on 17 Apr 1945 at St Mary's Hospital, Huntington, Cabell Co, WV, at age 54.4 
Burial*23 Apr 1945 She was buried on 23 Apr 1945 at Old Greenbrier Bapt Cem, Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV.4 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
16 Jun 1900Talcott Dist, Summers Co, WVJonathan Wellington Smithson, Malinda McCoy, Ella Mae Smithson, Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson, Robert Aaron Smithson, Elza Ross Smithson, Kathryn 'Kate' Lee Smithson and Golda Smithson2
3 May 1910Alderson, Monroe Co, WVWalter Given Smithson, Harriet Ida Houchins, Hazel Dale Smithson, Bernard Carlton Smithson, George N. Smithson, Sarah Eleanor Newman and Ella Mae Smithson5
15 Jan 1920110 Monongalia St, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVJesse Eary, Ella Mae Smithson and Robert Aaron Smithson5

Partners and Children

Marriage*14 Dec 1915 She married Jesse Eary at Alderson, Monroe Co, WV, on 14 Dec 1915. Jesse Eary, age 23, b. Greenbrier Co, WV, res. Monroe Co, WV; Ella May Smithson, age 23, b. Monroe Co, WV, res. Monroe Co, WV; md by M.F. Forbell at Alderson.3 

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2712] WV Marriages Monroe Co, WV.
  4. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  5. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Erma Jane Smithson1

F, #8035, b. 1918, d. 1918
FatherOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson b. 23 Sep 1891, d. 10 May 1955
MotherDora Ellen Richmond b. 28 Apr 1898, d. 25 Oct 1982
BirthStill Erma Jane Smithson was stillborn. 
Death*1918 Erma died in 1918. 
Birth*1918 Erma was born in 1918. 
 She was the daughter of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond

Citations

  1. [S104] Diane Dieterle, Thomas Smithson of Baltimore Co, MD and his Descendants: The Family of Hugh Franklin Smisson, Jr. (Anundsen Publishing Co., Box 230, Decorah, IA 52101, 1993),.

Margaret Ruth Smithson1

F, #8036, b. 1919, d. 1919
FatherOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson b. 23 Sep 1891, d. 10 May 1955
MotherDora Ellen Richmond b. 28 Apr 1898, d. 25 Oct 1982
BirthStill Margaret Ruth Smithson was stillborn. 
Death*1919 Margaret died in 1919. 
Birth*1919 Margaret was born in 1919. 
 She was the daughter of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond

Citations

  1. [S104] Diane Dieterle, Thomas Smithson of Baltimore Co, MD and his Descendants: The Family of Hugh Franklin Smisson, Jr. (Anundsen Publishing Co., Box 230, Decorah, IA 52101, 1993), Dieterle lists as "Martha" Ruth; cf sister Martha Geraldine.

Earl Franklin Smithson1

M, #8037, b. 3 Feb 1920, d. 8 Dec 1995
FatherOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson b. 23 Sep 1891, d. 10 May 1955
MotherDora Ellen Richmond b. 28 Apr 1898, d. 25 Oct 1982
Birth*3 Feb 1920 Earl was born at Prince, Raleigh Co, WV, on 3 Feb 1920.2 
 He was the son of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond
(Witness) Census10 Apr 1930 Earl Franklin Smithson appeared on the census of 10 Apr 1930 in the household of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond at Cunard, Fayette Co, WV.3 
(Witness) Census23 Apr 1940 Earl Franklin Smithson appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1940 in the household of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond at Ward Bench Rd, Sandstone Pct, Summers Co, WV.4 
Marriage* He married Goldie Jean Baker
Death*8 Dec 1995 Earl died on 8 Dec 1995 at St Joseph Hosp, Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN, at age 75.2 
Burial*11 Dec 1995 His body was interred on 11 Dec 1995 at Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN, at Covington Mem Gardens.2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
10 Apr 1930Cunard, Fayette Co, WVOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson, Dora Ellen Richmond, Earl Franklin Smithson, Martha Geraldine Smithson and Carl William Smithson3
23 Apr 1940Ward Bench Rd, Sandstone Pct, Summers Co, WVOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson, Dora Ellen Richmond, Earl Franklin Smithson, Martha Geraldine Smithson, Carl William Smithson and Jewell Hope Smithson4

Partners and Children

Marriage* He married Goldie Jean Baker

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





  2. [S2842] Indiana Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Summers Co, WV, ED 45-13, p. 18B, online at ancestry.com.

Martha Geraldine Smithson1

F, #8038, b. 6 Aug 1922, d. 15 Jul 2016
FatherOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson b. 23 Sep 1891, d. 10 May 1955
MotherDora Ellen Richmond b. 28 Apr 1898, d. 25 Oct 1982
Birth*6 Aug 1922 Martha was born at Sandstone, Summers Co, WV, on 6 Aug 1922.2 
 She was the daughter of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond
(Witness) Census10 Apr 1930 Martha Geraldine Smithson appeared on the census of 10 Apr 1930 in the household of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond at Cunard, Fayette Co, WV.3 
(Witness) Census23 Apr 1940 Martha Geraldine Smithson appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1940 in the household of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond at Ward Bench Rd, Sandstone Pct, Summers Co, WV.4 
Marriage*18 Oct 1943 She married Wilburt Oford Crisp at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 18 Oct 1943.
Wilburt Oford Crisp, age 24, single, b. 11 June 1919, Elgin, Chautauqua Co, KS, res. White Sulphur Springs, par. James & Dora Crisp; Geraldine Smithson, age 21, single, b. 6 August 1922, Sandstone, WV, res. Hinton, par. Owen G. & Dora Smithson; md by Roger M. Rice Jr at White Sulphur Springs.2 
Death*15 Jul 2016 Martha died on 15 Jul 2016 at Penn Yan, Yates Co, NY, at age 93.
PENN YAN, New York – Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Crisp, of the Manor Nursing Home, Penn Yan entered Heaven on July 15, 2016, shortly before midnight, and what a glorious homecoming it must be! As she recently told her niece, she could hear the bells ringing, and she knew she would meet her loved ones again soon. Born August 6, 1922, in Sandstone, West Virginia, to Owen and Dora Richmond Smithson, Gerry was educated in local schools, graduating from Sandstone High. In October 1943, she married Wilburt ‘Wib’ O. Crisp in Alderson, West Virginia. Following Wib’s discharge from the army, they moved to Cedar Vale, Kansas, then returned to West Virginia before settling in Richmond, Indiana, where they built their home and raised a family of three children. During those years, Gerry was a homemaker, and later was employed by Avco Corp., until moving to West Virginia in 1969, where she and Wib farmed until his death in August 1971. She then returned to Richmond, where she worked as a Head Start Teacher, retiring in 1994, at the age of 72. In 2012, illness necessitated her move to Penn Yan to live near her daughter, Jean MacAlpine and son-in-law, Richard. During her retirement, Gerry traveled with her children, sisters, nieces, nephews, and special friends. She owned her own home at a time when it was difficult for women to obtain mortgages; she worked two jobs for many years prior to her retirement and enjoyed her independence and ability to make her own decisions. Spunky, feisty, independent, proud, stubborn, strong - these were the words used most often to describe Gerry by those who knew her. She seldom asked for help, nor would she accept any; she did things her way. Gerry loved her home and took great pride in being able to welcome friends and family who came to visit her. In her day, she gardened, canned what she grew, kept the cookie jar filled with after school treats, made her children’s clothes as well as her own, sent money home to her mother, taught Vacation Bible School, was active in her kids’ school activities, and attended church regularly. While living in Richmond, she was a member of the First Baptist Church and later on, Central Baptist Church. Gerry lived to see most of her grandchildren married, and to celebrate the births of 17 great-grandchildren, who adored her. She loved and spoiled her cats, was an avid bowler and a formidable Scrabble player. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting, especially afghans for her children and grandchildren. Gerry was a devoted and loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to those who embrace her in Heaven and those who will miss her here on earth. Gerry left behind to mourn her, her two surviving children, Jean (Richard) MacAlpine, of Penn Yan and Edward (Karen) Crisp of Nashua, New Hampshire; 12 grandchildren, Jeannie (Tim) Diebis of Wyoming, Michigan, Laura Bell of Lafayette, Indiana, Thomas Bell of Indianapolis, Indiana, Megan (fiancée, Chloe Kupfer) Bell of Asheville, North Carolina, Colleen Hayward of Nashua, New Hampshire, Steven Crisp and Sam Crisp, both of Nashua, New Hampshire, Joseph (Tabitha) Crisp of Richmond, Indiana, Kathleen (Scott Garmon) Crisp of Portland, Oregon, Andrew (Angela) MacAlpine of Ashton, Maryland, Carolyn (Matt Rounds) MacAlpine of Oneida, and Daniel (Denise Grogan) MacAlpine of Oneida; and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Danny Ray (Linda) Smithson of Emporia, Virginia, and sister, JoAnn (Harold, deceased) Acord of Collinsville, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, Gerry was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia (Tom) Bell; two brothers, Earl (Goldie, also deceased) Smithson and Carl (Loretta) Smithson; sister, Jewel (Jack) Hayes; two infant sisters who died before she was born; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank all the staff at the Penn Yan Manor, as well as the physicians who cared for Gerry, for the loving care she received while she was there. She gave them the best of her sass and spunk! A celebration of Gerry’s life will be observed at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, Indiana at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016. Visitation will be from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery following the service.5 
Burial*23 Jul 2016 Her body was interred on 23 Jul 2016 at Richmond, Wayne Co, IN, at Earlham Cem.5 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
10 Apr 1930Cunard, Fayette Co, WVOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson, Dora Ellen Richmond, Earl Franklin Smithson, Martha Geraldine Smithson and Carl William Smithson3
23 Apr 1940Ward Bench Rd, Sandstone Pct, Summers Co, WVOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson, Dora Ellen Richmond, Earl Franklin Smithson, Martha Geraldine Smithson, Carl William Smithson and Jewell Hope Smithson4

Partners and Children

Marriage*18 Oct 1943 She married Wilburt Oford Crisp at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 18 Oct 1943.
Wilburt Oford Crisp, age 24, single, b. 11 June 1919, Elgin, Chautauqua Co, KS, res. White Sulphur Springs, par. James & Dora Crisp; Geraldine Smithson, age 21, single, b. 6 August 1922, Sandstone, WV, res. Hinton, par. Owen G. & Dora Smithson; md by Roger M. Rice Jr at White Sulphur Springs.2 

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Greenbrier Co, WV.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Summers Co, WV, ED 45-13, p. 18B, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone: Geraldine Smithson Crisp, online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167161764, accessed March 2020.

Carl William Smithson1

M, #8039, b. 25 Sep 1928, d. 25 Jan 2000
FatherOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson b. 23 Sep 1891, d. 10 May 1955
MotherDora Ellen Richmond b. 28 Apr 1898, d. 25 Oct 1982
Birth*25 Sep 1928 Carl was born at Cunard, Fayette Co, WV, on 25 Sep 1928.2 
 He was the son of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond
(Witness) Census10 Apr 1930 Carl William Smithson appeared on the census of 10 Apr 1930 in the household of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond at Cunard, Fayette Co, WV.3 
(Witness) Census23 Apr 1940 Carl William Smithson appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1940 in the household of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond at Ward Bench Rd, Sandstone Pct, Summers Co, WV.4 
Marriage*25 Oct 1950 He married Loretta Rose McMillion at Fairdale, Raleigh Co, WV, on 25 Oct 1950.
Carl William Smithson, age 22, b. 20 Jun 1928, Fairdale, WV, res. Fairdale, WV, par. O.G. & Dora E. Smithson; Loretta Rose McMillion, age 16, b. 15 March 1934, Fairdale, WV, res. Fairdale, WV, par. Eldon & Bertha McMillion; md by Doff Harvey at Fairdale.5 
Death*25 Jan 2000 Carl died on 25 Jan 2000 at age 71.6 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
10 Apr 1930Cunard, Fayette Co, WVOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson, Dora Ellen Richmond, Earl Franklin Smithson, Martha Geraldine Smithson and Carl William Smithson3
23 Apr 1940Ward Bench Rd, Sandstone Pct, Summers Co, WVOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson, Dora Ellen Richmond, Earl Franklin Smithson, Martha Geraldine Smithson, Carl William Smithson and Jewell Hope Smithson4

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





  2. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Summers Co, WV, ED 45-13, p. 18B, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S2712] WV Marriages Raleigh Co, WV.
  6. [S2838] Social Security Administration., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Online at www.ancestry.com),.

Carol Jo Ann Smithson1

F, #8040
FatherOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson b. 23 Sep 1891, d. 10 May 1955
MotherDora Ellen Richmond b. 28 Apr 1898, d. 25 Oct 1982
Marriage* She married Robert Harold Acord
 Carol Jo Ann Smithson is the daughter of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





Jewell Hope Smithson

F, #8041, b. 14 Jan 1939, d. 22 Nov 1990
FatherOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson b. 23 Sep 1891, d. 10 May 1955
MotherDora Ellen Richmond b. 28 Apr 1898, d. 25 Oct 1982
Birth*14 Jan 1939 Jewell was born at Hix, Summers Co, WV, on 14 Jan 1939.1 
 She was the daughter of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond
(Witness) Census23 Apr 1940 Jewell Hope Smithson appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1940 in the household of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond at Ward Bench Rd, Sandstone Pct, Summers Co, WV.2 
Marriage*5 Jan 1957 She married Jackie Lee Hayes at Fairdale, Raleigh Co, WV, on 5 Jan 1957.
Jackie Lee Hayes, age 21, b. 3 March 1935, Boomer, WV, res. Racine, WV, par. James & Muriel Hayes; Jewel Hope Smithson, age 17, b. 14 January 1939, Hix, WV, res. Fairdale, WV, par. Owen Cash & Dora Smithson; md by Doff Harvey at Fairdale.1 
Death*22 Nov 1990 Jewell died on 22 Nov 1990 at Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, at age 51. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
23 Apr 1940Ward Bench Rd, Sandstone Pct, Summers Co, WVOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson, Dora Ellen Richmond, Earl Franklin Smithson, Martha Geraldine Smithson, Carl William Smithson and Jewell Hope Smithson2

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Raleigh Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Summers Co, WV, ED 45-13, p. 18B, online at ancestry.com.

Danny Ray Smithson1

M, #8042
FatherOwen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson b. 23 Sep 1891, d. 10 May 1955
MotherDora Ellen Richmond b. 28 Apr 1898, d. 25 Oct 1982
Marriage* He married Linda Mae Posey
 Danny Ray Smithson is the son of Owen Glendower 'Sam' Smithson and Dora Ellen Richmond

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript,.





Goldie Jean Baker1

F, #8043
Marriage* She married Earl Franklin Smithson

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S36] Summers Co. Historical Society, History of Summers Co WV, Don Mills Inc., Salem, WV, 1984,.





Wilburt Oford Crisp1,2

M, #8044, b. 11 Jun 1919
Birth*11 Jun 1919 Wilburt was born at Elgin, Chautauqua Co, KS, on 11 Jun 1919.1 
Marriage*18 Oct 1943 He married Martha Geraldine Smithson at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 18 Oct 1943.
Wilburt Oford Crisp, age 24, single, b. 11 June 1919, Elgin, Chautauqua Co, KS, res. White Sulphur Springs, par. James & Dora Crisp; Geraldine Smithson, age 21, single, b. 6 August 1922, Sandstone, WV, res. Hinton, par. Owen G. & Dora Smithson; md by Roger M. Rice Jr at White Sulphur Springs.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Greenbrier Co, WV.
  2. [S36] Summers Co. Historical Society, History of Summers Co WV, Don Mills Inc., Salem, WV, 1984,.

Loretta Rose McMillion1

F, #8045
Marriage*25 Oct 1950 She married Carl William Smithson at Fairdale, Raleigh Co, WV, on 25 Oct 1950.
Carl William Smithson, age 22, b. 20 Jun 1928, Fairdale, WV, res. Fairdale, WV, par. O.G. & Dora E. Smithson; Loretta Rose McMillion, age 16, b. 15 March 1934, Fairdale, WV, res. Fairdale, WV, par. Eldon & Bertha McMillion; md by Doff Harvey at Fairdale.2 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S36] Summers Co. Historical Society, History of Summers Co WV, Don Mills Inc., Salem, WV, 1984,.





  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Raleigh Co, WV.

Robert Harold Acord1

M, #8046
Marriage* He married Carol Jo Ann Smithson

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S36] Summers Co. Historical Society, History of Summers Co WV, Don Mills Inc., Salem, WV, 1984,.





Jackie Lee Hayes1,2,3

M, #8047
Marriage*5 Jan 1957 He married Jewell Hope Smithson at Fairdale, Raleigh Co, WV, on 5 Jan 1957.
Jackie Lee Hayes, age 21, b. 3 March 1935, Boomer, WV, res. Racine, WV, par. James & Muriel Hayes; Jewel Hope Smithson, age 17, b. 14 January 1939, Hix, WV, res. Fairdale, WV, par. Owen Cash & Dora Smithson; md by Doff Harvey at Fairdale.3 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S36] Summers Co. Historical Society, History of Summers Co WV, Don Mills Inc., Salem, WV, 1984,.





  2. [S2719] "Jewell H. Smithson Weds Sgt. J. Hayes," Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register, Thursday, 17 January 1957.
  3. [S2712] WV Marriages Raleigh Co, WV.

Mitchell L. Hayes1

M, #8048
FatherJackie Lee Hayes
MotherJewell Hope Smithson b. 14 Jan 1939, d. 22 Nov 1990
 Mitchell L. Hayes is the son of Jackie Lee Hayes and Jewell Hope Smithson

Citations

  1. [S2237] Obituary of Jewell Smithson Hayes.

Mark E. Hayes1

M, #8049
FatherJackie Lee Hayes
MotherJewell Hope Smithson b. 14 Jan 1939, d. 22 Nov 1990
 Mark E. Hayes is the son of Jackie Lee Hayes and Jewell Hope Smithson

Citations

  1. [S2237] Obituary of Jewell Smithson Hayes.

Melody A. Hayes1

F, #8050
FatherJackie Lee Hayes
MotherJewell Hope Smithson b. 14 Jan 1939, d. 22 Nov 1990
Marriage* She married (?) Waddell
 Melody A. Hayes is the daughter of Jackie Lee Hayes and Jewell Hope Smithson

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S2237] Obituary of Jewell Smithson Hayes.