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Lewis Carlton Smith

Male 1853 - 1937  (84 years)


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  • Name Lewis Carlton Smith  [1
    Born 5 Jan 1853  Middletown, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1854  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 12 May 1937  Pomona, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Alternate death 13 May 1937  Pomona, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I31238  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2020 

    Father Ezra Smith,   b. 27 Sep 1819, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1890, Middletown, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Young,   b. 28 Sep 1819, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1881, Middletown, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1843  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Family ID F18559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna May Derr,   b. 29 Aug 1859, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1943, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1882  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Edith May Smith,   b. 5 Jan 1887, Graceham, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1981, Oceanside, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lewis Smith appears in the 1860 census living with his parents Ezra and Elizabeth Smith at Middletown in Frederick County, age six.

      According to his obituary in the Pomona Progress Bulletin (citation details below), he came from Maryland to Vancouver, Washington around 1907, then retired to Pomona, California in 1922. He is described as having been in "the general mercantile business for many years, retiring in 1921."

      Roy H. Wampler's account of his moves varies somewhat from the above; according to Wampler (citation details below), Lewis Carlton Smith was at Graceham, Maryland in 1890; Vancouver, Washington in 1898 and 1918; San Jose in 1904 and 1912; and Pomona from 1926 on.

      Also according to the Progress Bulletin obituary, his funeral was on 15 May 1937 at "the English Lutheran church" and he was entombed "in Inglewood mausoleum." We have been unable to determine precisely where these places are or were. There is an Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California, in Los Angeles County, but it's a good forty miles away from Pomona.

      Lewis Carlton Smith and his wife Joanna May Derr were second cousins, both being great-grandchildren of Philip Derr and Barbara Koogle.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4998] Washington, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S5021] "Lewis C. Smith." Pomona, California Progress Bulletin, 14 May 1937, p. 11.

    3. [S2232] 1900 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com., month, year, and state only.

    4. [S5077] The Derr Family 1750-1986, with Allied Families of Baker, Flook, Hoover, Koogle, Long, Metzger, Smith, Templing, Toms, Yaste, and Youtsey by Roy H. Wampler. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987., date and state only.

    5. [S2229] 1860 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    6. [S5077] The Derr Family 1750-1986, with Allied Families of Baker, Flook, Hoover, Koogle, Long, Metzger, Smith, Templing, Toms, Yaste, and Youtsey by Roy H. Wampler. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987.

    7. [S5033] Find a Grave page for Ezra Smith.

    8. [S5035] Maryland, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1667-1899, on ancestry.com.

    9. [S5077] The Derr Family 1750-1986, with Allied Families of Baker, Flook, Hoover, Koogle, Long, Metzger, Smith, Templing, Toms, Yaste, and Youtsey by Roy H. Wampler. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987., says "10 Jan 1843".