Hi Kelly, I first found this family in 1900 in Hamilton, Skagit Co., WA. James H. Smith, head household, b. May 1860, Canada (Fr.), immigrated 1867, naturalized before 1900, marr 7 yrs, druggist; wife Mary A., b. Oct 1868, CA had given birth to 3 children who were alive in 1900; Jennie, dau, b. Oct 1894, WA; Gertrude, b. June 1896, WA and Jim Dewey, b. April 1898, WA.
A James Dewey Smith b. 20 April 1898, Skagit Co., father=J. H. Smith and mother=Mary Malseed. Source: WA Birth Index.
In 1910 the family was living in Hamilton. James H., b. Canada Eng., 49 yrs old, marr 17 yrs, druggist drug store; Mary A., b. CA, 41, given birth to 6 children & 5 were alive in 1910; Mary J, b. WA, 15; Gertrude E., B. WA, 13; James D., b. WA, 10; Emma, b. WA, 8 and Francis (dau) b. WA, 4.
A James Dewey Smith was living in Hamilton Sept. 12, 1918 when he filled out his WWI Draft Reg. card. He was b. 20 April 1898 and was a student, Wash. State College, Pullman. Nearest relative=father, J. H. Smith, Hamilton; tall & slender with brown eyes & light brown hair.
In 1920 James and Mary Smith & children were living in East Hamilton, Skagit Co., WA. James H., druggist own store; wife Mary A., b. CA, 58; Mary J. (dau), b. WA, 25, cashier state bank; Gertrude, b. WA, 23, clerk drug store; James S., b. WA, 21; Emma M. b. WA, 18 and Frances E. E. b. WA, 13.
In 1930 the family was still living in East Hamilton. James H. pharmacist drug store; wife Mary; Mary Jane (dau), single b. WA, 35, cashier bank; Dewey, single, b. WA, 31, salesman drug store and Emma, b. WA, 29, pharmacist drug store.
An Emma Smith died 20 Feb 1993 Bellingham, age-91, b. abt. 1902, Residence=Bellingham per death cert #007226. Source: WA Death Index.
You can obtain an obituary for anyone who died in WA and had an obit printed by contacting the State Library, http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspx
. They will look up the obit in the newspaper archives for 30 minutes at no charge & reply with what they find.
The family info matches but it looks like James Henry was a druggist and not a lawyer unless he switched professions after 1930.
The Skagit Valley Gen. Soc. might be able to answer your other questions, www.rootsweb.com/~wasvgs/
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