Marshall Judson Smithson1

M, #4200, b. 9 May 1877, d. 29 Jun 1937
Marshall Judson Smithson, Charlie White Cem, Clifftop, Fayette Co, WV
Image credit: Susan Sokoff, 2014
FatherJohn Alderson Smithson b. 6 May 1838, d. 24 Feb 1912
MotherSarah Frances Still b. Jul 1837
Birth*9 May 1877 Marshall was born at Monroe Co, WV, on 9 May 1877.2,3 
 He was the son of John Alderson Smithson and Sarah Frances Still
(Witness) Census17 Jun 1880 Marshall Judson Smithson appeared on the census of 17 Jun 1880 in the household of John Alderson Smithson and Sarah Frances Still at Talcott Dist, Summers Co, WV.4 
(Witness) Census6 Jun 1900 Marshall Judson Smithson appeared on the census of 6 Jun 1900 in the household of John Alderson Smithson and Sarah Frances Still at Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV.4 
Marriage*4 Jan 1909 He married Maude Blanche Stokley at Summers Co, WV, on 4 Jan 1909. M.J. Smithson, age 31, single, b. Monroe Co, res. Fayette Co; M.B. Stokley, age 22, single, b. Clay Co, res. Summers Co; md by Chas S. Stanton.5,4,6 
EmploymentApr 1910 Occupation: coal miner in Apr 1910 at Winona, Fayette Co, WV.4 
Census*27 Apr 1910 Marshall Judson Smithson and Maude Blanche Stokley appeared on the census as head of household at Winona, Fayette Co, WV, on 27 Apr 1910.4 
EmploymentSep 1918 Occupation: coal company worker in Sep 1918 at Caperton, Fayette Co, WV. Stable man, Sewell Smokeless Coal Co.2 
Mlt-Registration*12 Sep 1918 Marshall Judson Smithson registered for the draft on 12 Sep 1918 at Fayette Co, WV.2 
Residence*12 Sep 1918 They resided at Caperton, Fayette Co, WV, on 12 Sep 1918.2 
EmploymentJan 1920 Occupation: coal miner in Jan 1920 at Caperton, Fayette Co, WV. Stable man.4 
Census24 Jan 1920 He and Maude Blanche Stokley appeared on the census as head of household at Caperton, Fayette Co, WV, on 24 Jan 1920.4 
Marriage* He married Lola Farren Burdette.4 
Employment*Apr 1930 Occupation: coal miner in Apr 1930 at Sewell Mtn Dist, Fayette Co, WV.4 
Census14 Apr 1930 Marshall Judson Smithson and Lola Farren Burdette appeared on the census as head of household at Sewell Mtn Dist, Fayette Co, WV, on 14 Apr 1930.4 
(informant) Death28 Apr 1932 Marshall was informant for the death of Mary Hope Smithson at Clifftop, Fayette Co, WV, on 28 Apr 1932.7 
Death*29 Jun 1937 Marshall died on 29 Jun 1937 at Kingston, Fayette Co, WV, at age 60. Died of a fractured skull from a slate fall in coal mine.7 
Burial*1 Jul 1937 His body was interred on 1 Jul 1937 at nr Clifftop, Fayette Co, WV, at Charlie White Cm.7,8 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
17 Jun 1880Talcott Dist, Summers Co, WVJohn Alderson Smithson, Sarah Frances Still, Jasper F. Smithson, Nancy Elizabeth Smithson, John Lomi Smithson, Mary Eliza Smithson, Spencer Creigh Smithson, Loma Jeter Smithson, Matilda Jane Smithson, Sarah F. Smithson, Marshall Judson Smithson and Dolie Dolphus Smithson4
6 Jun 1900Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WVJohn Alderson Smithson, Sarah Frances Still, Sarah F. Smithson, Marshall Judson Smithson, Maud Staton and Cecil Guy Knapp4
27 Apr 1910Winona, Fayette Co, WVMarshall Judson Smithson, Maude Blanche Stokley, Walter Willard Smithson, Icie May Stokley and Iva Rae Stokley4
24 Jan 1920Caperton, Fayette Co, WVMarshall Judson Smithson, Maude Blanche Stokley, Icie May Stokley, Iva Rae Stokley, Walter Willard Smithson, Harold Charles Smithson, Marshall E. Smithson and Mildred Virginia Smithson4
14 Apr 1930Sewell Mtn Dist, Fayette Co, WVMarshall Judson Smithson, Lola Farren Burdette, Harold Charles Smithson, Marshall E. Smithson, Mildred Virginia Smithson, Leonard Ottmar Smithson, Edward M. Smithson and Estil H. Smithson4

Family 1

Maude Blanche Stokley b. circa 1887, d. 1920
Marriage*4 Jan 1909 He married Maude Blanche Stokley at Summers Co, WV, on 4 Jan 1909. M.J. Smithson, age 31, single, b. Monroe Co, res. Fayette Co; M.B. Stokley, age 22, single, b. Clay Co, res. Summers Co; md by Chas S. Stanton.5,4,6 
Children
  • Walter Willard Smithson4
  • Harold Charles Smithson4
  • Marshall E. Smithson4
  • Mildred Virginia Smithson4
  • Leonard Ottmar Smithson4

Family 2

Lola Farren Burdette b. 12 Jul 1899, d. 22 Sep 1955
Marriage* He married Lola Farren Burdette.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript, p. 191.
  2. [S2684] WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,, death certificate of daughter Mary Hope Smithson, 1932. Marshall was informant and said place of birth was Monroe Co.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.
  6. [S43] Sarah Helen Alderson, Aldersons Across America, 3rd rev, 1991, typed manuscript, p. 32.
  7. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  8. [S237] Obituary, Marshall Judson Smithson, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Friday, 2 July 1937.
  9. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.