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Birth Record for my grandfather

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Re: Birth Record for my grandfather

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I am not related, will try to help out regarding Arthur Leonidas Smith born 10 March 1876 in Denton County.

You have not posted further queries regarding your grandfather. There are no known birth recordings in Texas for that decade. I live in Texas. Who did he marry and who were his children ?

Name: Arthur Leoniadus Smith
Address: 732 2nd Ave., National City, San Diego
State: California
Birth Date: 10 Mar 1876
Race: White tall, medium build, blue eyes, grey hair
Occupation: guard at Hercules Powder Co in Chula Vista, San Diego Co
Nearest relative: wife Ada May Smith, 732 2nd Ave., National City
Signed: Arthur Leonidas Smith
FHL Roll Number: 1543751
DraftBoard: 0 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
1913 - The Hercules Powder Company was created Jan. 1, 1913, as a result of a federal antitrust lawsuit against Du Pont. During WWI Hercules produced 20,000 tons of smokeless cordite for the British, made from kelp. Hercules built a new plant in Chula Vista beginning in Feb. 1916, including 156 redwood digestive tanks to ferment the kelp to make acetone and potash. Hercules built three giant kelp harvesters in 1916 to cut the sea plant in large quantities. In 1920 the plant was dismantled.

Not finding A L Smith in 1920 or 1930 census in California or elsewhere.

Name: Arthur Leonideas Smith
Social Security #: 0
Birth Date: 10 Mar 1876
Birthplace: Texas
Death Date: 30 Jan 1944
Death Place: San Mateo
Father's Surname: Smith
Source Information: California Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

I find an Arthur Smith in 1900 census in Mangum OK born TX March 1876 with a married brother and single sister. Arthur is one of those names that gets spelled in odd ways such as Author. This Arthur L Smith is then in San Diego by 1910.

27 June 1900; Census Place: Mangum, Greer, Oklahoma; Roll T623_1337; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 85.
Francis E Smith 27 July 1872 TX married 1892 father born MO mother born TX
Olevia HAYNES Smith 27 Feb 1873 KY
Herman Smith 6 Oct 1893 TX
Jewel Smith 4 Nov 1895 TX
Arthur L Smith 24 March 1876 TX single brother
Ida M Smith 22 Jan 1878 TX single sister
? Smith, Arthur L. married Rowe, Mary reported in Sun Monitor newspaper, July 18, 1901 Greer Co OK

"Greer County marriages that were recorded in Greer County courthouse 1898-1901 and which records burned in court office fire December 1901."

Name: Arthur T Smith
[Arthur L Smith]
Age in 1910: 34
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Rooming at 1207 Plaza in boarding house run by Lizzie H Stephens, widow
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's Birth Place: Texas
Home in 1910: San Diego Ward 5, San Diego, California
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: motorman/trolley car
(all roomers are single men most are motormen for trolley company)

Name: F. E. Smith
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1892
Spouse: Olenia Haynes
Marriage City: Denton
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
Source Information: Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.

It would appear that this family is listed in 1880 census in Denton County as follows but I am not matching a marriage record in Denton Co for the below Francis M Smith. Most of 1890 census burned in 1921.

Name: William Smith
Marriage Date: 5 Aug 1845
Marriage County: Cass
Spouse Name: Justin King
Source Information: Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2007.
Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.

The ledger page for marriage of William Smith and Justin King says recorded in Van Buren County MO 30th of Sept 1845 and performed by Benjamin F Barnett, Justice of Peace.

1850; Census Place: District 16, Cass, Missouri; Roll M432_395; Page: 75A; Image: 156.
Wm Smith 26 1824 Ohio
Jestin KING Smith 24 1826 female says born Iowa
Frances M Smith 4 1846 MO listed as female
John H Smith 2 1848 MO
Ann M Smith 4 mos MO
. . .listed next to George D or L Smith born Ohio 1819 and his family all born MO

19 June 1860; Census Place: , Denton, Texas; Roll M653_1292; Page: 414; Image: 305; Family History Library Film: 805292. Post Office Little Elm
Dwelling 268/269
Chaney Smith 38 Ohio
Hannah Smith 33 Indiana
Oster A Smith 15 MO female
Delila J Smith 13 MO
Christopher Smith 9 MO
Martha A Smith 6 MO
Wm Thomas Smith 4 MO
George A Smith 3 TX
William Morgan 20 MO
Dwelling 269/270
William Smith 36 OH $1000 real estate $800 personal wealth
Ester Smith 24 born Indiana aka "Justin King Smith"
F M Smith 14 born Missouri 1846 male
John H Smith 11 born MO 1849
Ann M Smith 10 born MO 1850
Flora E Smith 6 born MO 1854 aka Laura E Smith
Dwelling 270/271
Delila King 54 OH 1806 - 1808 $1700 real estate was already in Denton Co in 1850 with 9 children, oldest was son "C C" King born Indiana 1823 4 more born Indiana last 4 born MO 1838 - 1845
William King 17 1843 MO
Delila E King 15 1845 MO

5 July 1870; Census Place: Precinct 3, Denton, Texas; Roll M593_1582; Page: 172B; Image: 348; Family History Library Film: 553081.
William Smith 49 born Ohio 1821 farmer $500 real estate $ 350 personal wealth
Jestin Smith 44 born Indiana 1826 female
Francis M Smith 24 born MO 1846 male
John H Smith 21 born MO 1849 - 1880 Denton Co and found in Mangum, Greer Co OK in 1900 married in 1872 to Mary E SHINN born IL 1853
Laura E Smith 16 born MO 1854

Maj.??? Smith male married Lillie Townsel 30 Sept 1870 Denton Co
Laura Smith married William James 20 Dec 1877 Denton Co
J H Smith male married S V Yates 07 Feb 1877 Denton Co - Soma Vada Yates born TX 1858
John Smith married Vestine Sargeant 11 Dec 1877 Denton

1880; Census Place: Precinct 6, Denton, Texas; Roll T9_1300; Family History Film: 1255300; Page: 177.2000; Enumeration District: 108;
Francis Smith 30 1850 MO father OH mother IN peddler
Nancy Smith 20 1860 TX - - - (a line is drawn through her name)
Eugine Smith 10 - Francis Eugene 1870 TX
Ellen Smith 8 1872 TX - Eleanor/Elinor
Abthor Smith 6 - Arthur 1874 TX
May Smith 2 - Ida May 1878 TX
Smith 2M daughter born in April not yet named

1880; Census Place: Precinct 6, Denton, Texas; Roll T9_1300; Family History Film: 1255300; Page: 170.4000; Enumeration District: 108;
William Smith 55 1825 OH father born NY
Gestern Smith 49 1831 IN wife
Bettie Kase 13 1867 TX "not related"
Peter Kase 10 1870 TX "not related"

1880; Census Place: Precinct 1, Denton, Texas; Roll T9_1300; Family History Film: 1255300; Page: 16.3000; Enumeration District: 100; .
John H. Smith 31 1849 MO said father b NY mother b IL
Mary E. Smith 26 1854 IL IL IL
Voila Smith 8 1872 TX
Clarry Smith 4 1876 TX
Walter Smith 2 1878 TX

From Greer Co widower Francis E Smith and children then go to Erick in Beckham Co OK; Houston T Smith, 1901, Larry E Smith 1904 and Thurmond Hudson/Hudson Thurmond 1906. Herman Smith registered WW I draft in Erick in 1917 stating he was born in Hilltown, Texas 22 Oct 1894. I find no current city in Texas by that name.

1920;Census Place: Erick, Beckham, Oklahoma; Roll 31109_4384914; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 476.
Francis E Smith 48 1872 TX MO TX
Nancy E Smith 49 1871 IN IN IN
Lary Smith 16
Hudson T Smith 13

Houston E Smith 1901 OK TX TX
Ruby Smith 1902 OK TX TX wife

Larry E Smith then appears to be in OK city in 1930, divorced with two sons Lovell/Lavell b. 1925 and Herman 1927. Herman Smith born TX 1893/1894 not found after WW I draft in Beckham County.

Larry E. Smith 21 Jun 1903 27 Mar 1996 Edmond, Oklahoma, Oklahoma

Name: V. F. Haynes
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 12 Sep 1897
Spouse: Hattie Lilly
Marriage City: Denton
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900

1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 6, Denton, Texas; Roll T623_1627; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 55.
Virgil Haynes 27 born Kentucky Oct 1872 married 1897
Hattie LILLY Haynes 21 born AL Aug 1878
Edgar Haynes 1 born June 1898 Texas

1880; Census Place: Bristow, Warren, Kentucky; Roll T9_445; Family History Film: 1254445; Page: 228.2000; Enumeration District: 237; Image: 0056.
J. T. Hanes 33 1847 born Warren Co
A. E. Hanes 33 1847 born Warren Co wife
A. C. Hanes 10 1870 born Warren Co son
O. L. Hanes 8 1872 born Warren Co dtr
Vergal Hanes 7 1873 born Warren Co son
J. L. Hanes 5 born Warren Co son
Hershal Hanes 4 born Warren Co son
Nanny Hanes 8M born Warren Co dtr

1900; Census Place: Mangum, Greer, Oklahoma; Roll T623_1337; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 85.
John H Smith born Sept 1848 MO married 1872 said father born NY and mother Indiana
Mary E Smith born Apr 1853 IL bore 9 children 6 living
Louis E Smith born July 1880 TX
Laura E Smith born Oct 1882 TX
Robert E or L Smith born Mar 1892 Indian Territory
Winnie D Smith born Aug 1895 Indian Territory

John H Smith died before 1910 and widow Mary E Smith, son Robert dtr Winnie and grandson Lawson P Smith b. 1904, son of Walter W Smith and unknown mother removed to Erick, Beckham Co OK by 1910. Mary E Smith reported in 1910 she still had 6 living children.

1910 Erick, Beckham, OK
Walter W Smith 1878 TX MO IL 2nd marriage in 1908
Bertha A Smith 1882 OK IN KY also her 2nd marriage
Valie M King 1902 OK listed as dtr
Cecil R King 1900 OK listed as son
Verda M King 1907 OK listed as dtr
Dolphus S Smith 1909 OK

1910; Census Place: Bettina, Beckham, Oklahoma; Roll T624_1243; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 3.
Lewis E Smith 1881 TX MO IL
Jessie L Smith 1888 TX TX TX
Agnes Smith 1909 OK

1920;Census Place: Erick, Beckham, Oklahoma; Roll 31109_4384914; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 495
Wallie W Smith 41 record has him born in Kansas
Bertha A Smith 37
Cecil Smith 19 - Cecil King
Lawson Smith 17 son
Dolphus Smith 10
Warren Smith 8
Madye Smith 6
Opal Smith 4
Emmit Smith 1
Valley King 17 stp dtr
Verdie King 13 stp dtr
Mary E Smith 66 mother this one says she was born in MO

Lewis Elmer Smith born 06 July 1880 registered WW I draft in Cleveland Co OK 1918 listed Erick, "Becom" Co OK as residence and "Emer" Smith as nearest relative

Robert E Smith born 10 March 1892 registered WW I draft in Beckham Co OK listed Erick, Rt 6 as residence, farming for W W Smith had wife and 3 children by 1917

Walter W Smith did not register.

1930; Census Place: Richland, Beckham, Oklahoma; Roll 1893; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 1052.0.
Walter W Smith 52 born Kansas father MO mother IA
Bertha W Smith 48 OK Indiana KY was 15 yrs old first time she married died in Erick Apr 1967 born 07 Apr 1882
Warren Smith 18
Opal Smith 13
Emit O Smith 11
Wanda Smith 6
Geald Dean Smith 2 6/12 - dtr Geraldine

1930; Census Place: Erick, Beckham, Oklahoma; Roll 1893; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 892.0.
Dolphus S Smith 20 married 19 Nov 1927
Pauline E BUTCHER Smith 16
Virginia J Smith 10/12

Published family tree information from "Popejoy Family Tree" "Danielle Huse" "Hedrick Famiy Tree" "Moler Family Tree" "Wilson Family Tree" "bryant-11-2-05" and others with 52 entries

John Henry Smith married Mary Ellen Shinn
Viola Smith born 1872 says in Collingsworth TX
Edgar Burton Smith 1873 Kansas City Jackson MO - 05 Apr 1875
Clara Smith born 1876 Kansas City, Jackson Co MO died 10 Nov 1896
Walter William Smith 14 Feb 1878 says in Erick OK married Bertha Ann "Moutra/Moutray" in Erick OK 1908 first married Bessie Moutray in 1898
Laura Smith born 06 Oct 1882 Denton Co died Parker County
Lewis/Louis Elmo Smith 06 Jul 1880 Denton Co died 16 June 1953 Costa Mesa, Orange Co CA married Jessie Leona Smoot
George M Smith born Denton TX 1887 - died before 1900
Robert E Smith March 1892 Indian City, Payne OK
Winnie Davis Smith 16 Aug 1895-1896 Indian City, Payne OK - 11 June 1968 Los Angeles CA married Ernest Winfred Wilson

"Fletcher and McCraw" "Popejoy Family Tree" "Anglin Family Tree" "Danielle Huse" "Hedrick Family Tree" "PAP'S BUNCH" "Nicholas Family Tree" "amyx Family Tree" "KING1" "Wooldridge Family Tree"

William Smith married Justine King
Francis Marion Smith 14 Feb 1846 says Bates MO died 28 Feb 1890 Little Elm, Denton Co (postings under Popejoy and Danielle Huse)
John Henry Smith 10 Sep 1848 MO
Ann M Smith 1850 MO - 02 Jan 1888 Denton TX
Laura Elmira Smith 15 Mar 1853 Bates MO - 19 Dec 1931 Temple, Bell TX married William Thomas Carr Potter 11 Jan 1874 W T C Potter 26 Oct 1846 TX - 08 Jan 1918 Temple Sanitarium buried in Denton

Texas death certificates (below link) 1890 - 1976 confirms death of Laura Potter being daughter of Wm Smith and Justin King, informant was Dr. C. Potter of Temple and Laura is buried near Denton Texas. Dr. C Potter was daughter Claudia listed as age 49 in Temple in 1930 with her mother and another single sister Helen Potter age 43 who was a school teacher. Claudia Potter died 02 Feb 1970 and Helen Potter died 06 Mar 1972 both in Temple. One brother William Clarence Potter 1883 - 1964 appears to have remained in Denton Co and is buried I.O.O.F. Cemetery

"Cole Family Tree" "PAP'S BUNCH" "Harper Family Tree"
"Hayes/Dunkin/Duncan/Brown/Tabor/Watson/Camp/Kemp/McCurtain" "Staples Latiolais Family Tree" "KING1" etc.
Francis Marion Smith married Nancy Beebe
Francis Eugene Smith 19 Jul 1872 Little Elm Denton Co - 27 Nov 1952 Erick, Beckham OK married 1. "Olevia" L Hanes 2. Nancy Elizabeth Davis
Eleanor Victoria Smith 18 Jan 1873 Little Elm - 27 Nov 1940 Little Elm married Lawrence Turner Fox 1894

Nothing is mentioned regarding Arthur Leonidus and Ida May Smith who are residing with Francis Eugene in Greer Co OK in 1900 nor the infant dtr born in 1880. Per additional entries Nancy Beebe reported born 15 Jan 1853 in Little Elm and died 20 Apr 1880 in Little Elm dtr of Stephen Pollard Beebe and Lucinda Burnett.

Elinor Victoria Fox, married, # 37151
18 Jan 1873 Little Elm Texas - 11 Aug 1939 Denton Hospital, residence 2019 Bell Ave., Denton spouse of L. T. Fox, dtr of F. M. Smith of unknown place and mother unknown, Raymond Fox Edinburg TX informant,
buried Little Elm Cemetery near Little Elm.

Lawrence T Fox born July 1866 Missouri married Elinor Smith born Jan 1873 TX said father born MO and mother as well. Mary Fox Aug 1891, Raymond Edward Fox 11 Jan 1895 - 15 Jan 1967 in San Antonio, and Larana? May? Fox June 1897, Thomas Robert "Tom" Fox Dec 1898 - 1951 Mercedes Hidalgo Co; Francis Marion Fox 12 Nov 1900 - 30 Jul 1960 Del Rio, Val Verde and Dwight Ulric Fox 07 Mar 1904 - 15 Jul 1956 Odessa, Ector Co. Mary Fox was not Elinor's child.

Name: L. T. Fox
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1887
Spouse: M. B. Key
Marriage City: Denton
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900

Name: L. T. Fox
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 22 Nov 1893
Spouse: E. V. Smith
Marriage City: Denton
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900

1870; Census Place: Precinct 4, Hopkins, Texas; Roll M593_1592; Page: 143B; Image: 295; Family History Library Film: 553091.
Adolphus Beebe 40 1830 OH
Margret Beebe 39 1831 TX
Nancy Beebe 16 1854 TX
Rowena Beebe 13
Isabella Beebe 12
Emma Beebe 5/12
William Thompson 14
Montgomery Hale 63 1807 VA

1860; Census Place: Beat 4, Hopkins, Texas; Roll M653_1297; Page: 159; Image: 330; Family History Library Film: 805297.
Adolphus Beebe 32
Margaret Beebe 24
Nancy Beebe 6
Ruany Beebe 4

1930; Census Place: Temple, Bell, Texas; Roll 2291; Page: 24A; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 223.0.
Laura Potter 76
Claudia Potter 49
Helen Potter 43

Also rechecked Denton Co marriages and do not find evidence that F M Smith remarried aft June 1880 and before his reported death in 1890.

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