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Escar Alfred Smith

Male 1898 - 1966  (68 years)


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  • Name Escar Alfred Smith 
    Born 7 Jan 1898  Livia, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1966  Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Oak Lawn Cemetery, St. Francisville, Lawrence, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I8836  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2020 

    Father Oscar C. Smith,   b. Abt 1873 
    Mother Lula Frey,   b. Abt 1876 
    Married Aft 5 Apr 1894  [5
    Family ID F5047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jennie Rose Elder,   b. Abt 1901, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 28 Aug 1941  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1920  Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • The report of the marriage of Jennie Rose Elder to Escar A. Smith in the 19 Sep 1920 issue of the Messenger-Inquirer does not confirm that this is the Jennie Rose Elder who was a daughter of William Walter Elder and Anna Justine Newton. However, the 8 Feb 1936 Messenger obituary for Anna Justine Newton lists, among children that survive her, "Generose Smith, Mount Carmel, Ill." And the 28 Aug 1941 Messenger obituary for her sister Lena Evelyn (Elder) Key mentions her among the five surviving sisters.
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F5046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His obituary in the Vincennes Sun-Commercial (citation details below) says that he was a retired watchmaker and a veteran of World War I. It says that he is survived by, among others, "the wife, Mary Smith" and "a son, Farnum Smith of New York." It doesn't mention his marriage to Jennie Rose (or Generose) Elder, but the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, on ancestry.com shows a James Farnum Smtih, born in Owensboro 11 Jul 1921, died 9 Apr 2005, son of Escar A. Smith and Jennie R. Elder.

      His headstone records his service in World War I:

      KENTUCKY
      CPL CO B 13 MG BN
      WORLD WAR I

  • Sources 
    1. [S4663] "Escar A. Smith." Vincennes (Indiana) Sun-Commercial, 20 Dec 1966, p. 14.

    2. [S4664] Find a Grave page for Escar Alfred Smith., date only.

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

    4. [S4664] Find a Grave page for Escar Alfred Smith.

    5. [S4665] "Licensed to Marry." Owensboro Twice-a-Week Messenger, 5 Apr 1894, p. 8.

    6. [S4657] "City Brevities." Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, 19 Sep 1920, p. 8.