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I've "rescued" three old photographs which all belong to the SMITH Family.
The first is a photograph of Herbert A. SMITH which was taken at the Dwight
Studio in Le Mars, Iowa. The photograph appears to have been taken in the
1890's with Herbert likely in his 50's at the time it was taken. The other
two photographs both appear to be of Earle S. SMITH, with one taken at the
Dwight Studio in either Remsen or Marcus, IA. This photograph was also
likely taken in the 1890's with Earle appearing to be in his early teens at
The third photograph is not specifically identified, however it appears to
be another photograph of Earle S. SMITH or someone who very closely
resembles him. This photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's at
the Wilson Studio in Cherokee, IA. Earle also appears to be in his teens at
the time, though definitely older than the previous photograph of him.
Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information and
locate the family in census records as follows:
Herbert A. SMITH was b. in Jamaica, VT to parents Samuel SMITH (b. 1809 in
Jamaica, VT) and Laura Ann HOWARD (b. 1812 in VT). Herbert married Elsie ?
And together they had three children, Alice, Charles, and Leslie SMITH all
born between 1870 and 1880. I believe the their fourth child was Earle S.
SMITH pictured in the other photographs.
1870 census of Stratton, VT:
Herbert SMITH, age 23, a Farmer, born VT
Elsie SMITH, age 21, Keeping House, born NY
Alice SMITH, age 10 months, born VT
Frank HART, age 8, born VT
1880 census of Wenona, IL:
Herbert SMITH, age 33, a Butcher, born VT, parents born VT
Elsie SMITH, wife, age 31, born NY, parents birthplace unknown
Alice SMITH, dau, age 10, born VT
Charles SMITH, son, age 7, born VT
Leslie SMITH, son, age 4 months, born IL
Kimble SMITH, brother, age 40, a Butcher, born VT, parents born VT
1900 census of Marcus, IA:
Hazall A. SMITH, age 53, born Aug 1846, married 33 years, born VT, parents
born VT, a Day Laborer
Elsie A. SMITH, wife, age 53, born Jan 1847, married 33 years, 3 children/3
living, born NY, parents born NY
Earl SMITH, son, age 16, born Mar 1884, born IL, a Railroad Baggageman
1910 census of Marcus Township, IA:
Herbert A. SMITH, age 63, married 44 years, born VTY, parents born VT, Own
Elsie SMITH, wife, age 61, married 44 years, 3 children/3 living, born NY,
parents born NY
1910 census of Ashton Township, IA:
Earl S. SMITH, age 26, married 5 years, born IL, parents born VT/NY, a
Clara B. SMITH, wife, age 27, married 5 years, born IA, parents born IN/NC,
a School Teacher
1920 census of Iowa City, IA:
Earle S. SMITH, age 35, born IL, parents born VT/NY, a University Professor
Clara B. SMITH, wife, age 36, born IA, parents born IN/NC
Isabelle E. SMITH, dau, age 4 years + 11 months, born IA
Herbert B. SMITH, son, age 1 year + 6 months, born IA
I am hoping to locate someone from this SMITH Family so that these wonderful
old treasures can be returned to their rightful place, with family. If you
are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please
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