Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - Frank Smith

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - 
Frank Smith

Frank Smith c. 1905-06

Just received this new old photo from my "Nebraska cousin" Laurel Brunken, and his sister, Lori, from some old, old Smith files. It was marked Frank Smith, so it really can only be the grandson of Michael Smith by his son, Benjamin Mickle Smith, about whom we know very little here.

On the father:

Benjamin Mickle Smith, born 11 Dec 1876, Grand Mound, Clinton Co, Iowa. Married Lettie Stevens on 17 Jul 1900, in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. Two children: Frank L., b. abt 1901, and Cordie, b. about 1905.
Benjamin died 20 Jul 1911, Des Moines, Polk Co, Iowa; burial at Violet Hill Cem, Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. LVene had "at Walsten Sanitarium, in Des Moines, Iowa - age 35 years of complications from operation of kidney stones." A related new article said: "Mr. Smith made his home on a farm near Brough Store. For many years he lived  on the Edmundson Farm south of the city (Perry) and is well known here. His health failed sometime ago and the operation was deemed the one chance of recovery."

Families are Forever! ;-)

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