I have been doing research on Smith family. William (Bill) Smith was your mother's father & your grandpa. He was son of Frank L Smith & Jessie P Riffey. Frank & Jessie were married in Greene Co. TN 16 Mar 1914. Frank was son of
William Lewis Smith & Lucinda Moyers Dotson of Rheatown, Greene Co. TN. Frank registered for WWI draft on June 5, 1917. Frank is listed in US Census 1900,1910,1920,&1930.
Frank-jessie left for Iowa City 1919. He was a farmer in Johnson Co.IA until 1942, worked from 1942-56 For Sears in Iowa City. Jessie Died in 1941 & Frank Moved to West Liberty 1960, live their until his death 9 Apr 1981. Frank & Jessie are buried in Oakland Cemetery,1000 Brown St. Iowa City Block #20, Lots 167-168. Frank & Jessie had 3 children: Novella who married Herman Good, Herman died in 1997 and Novella in Feb 2001. Both are buried in Oakland Cemetery. Comella married Herman Good's brother John. John died in 1970 buried in Oakland Cemetery. Comella died in 2007 & buried in Cemetery Pflugerville, TX. Their only son William Billy Good died 2004 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery. William F (Bill) Smith your grandfather died Feb 14 1997, buried Memory Gardens, Iowa City, Bill raised thoroughbred horses & founded & played in Tune Smiths Band in dances in Johnson Co.Iowa. He married Mary Lou Davis & your mother Lisa De Ann was the only child. Shane do you have an e-mail address and home address. I can send you copies of what I have that may help you understand the Smith family in Iowa & Greene Co. TN.& how they are related. Awaiting your reply. May God Bless! Oh Say hello to your sister Sara.