Thursday, March 24, 2011

Benjamin Franklin Smith 1875-1941

Our Concise Smith Lines
Dan's Maternal Great Grandfather
Frank & his twin brother Edward
Benjamin Franklin Smith
Son of David  & Ellen ( Dieffenbacher)Smith 
TWIN of John Edmund Smith
Born August 16 1875
Died December 14 1941
Susan Bertha Snyder
Daughter of John Moser & Mary Jane (Ritter) Snyder
Born September 7 1879
Died September 17 1964

Raymond Augsta Smith 1903–1984
Oscar D Smith 1905–1989
Lloyd William Smith 1908–1991

Susan & Frank with Jesse
Jesse is their grandchild, son of Raymond & Edith (McCarty) Smith

1880 Census
Name: Benjamine Smith
Home in 1880: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: David Smith
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Ellen Smith
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
David Smith 35
Ellen Smith 37
William Smith 12
Elementa Smith 8
Benjamine Smith 5
John E. Smith 5
David F. Smith 2
John Neaser 20
Ellis Earnes 15
Etta Anderson
WWII Draft card

1899 Benjamin married Susan Snyder

1900 Census
Susan is listed as daughter in law, her and Frank living with his parents

Name: Susan Smith
Home in 1900: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania
Age: 20
Birth Date: Sep 1879
Birthplace: Penna
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter-in-Law
Father's Birthplace: Penna
Mother's Birthplace: Penna
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 2
Spouse's Name: Frank Smith
Marriage Year: 1899
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 1
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
David Smith 56
Ellen Smith 58
Frank Smith 24
Susan Smith 20
Edward Smith 24
David F Smith 22
John Weasner 55

1910 Miracode
Name: Franklin B Smith
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
State: PA
Age: 34
Color: W
Enumeration District: 0039
Visit: 0205
County: Montour
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents:
Relation Name Age Birth Place
Wife Susan B 30 Pennsylvania
Son Raymond A 07 Pennsylvania
Son Oscar D 04 Pennsylvania
Son William L NR Pennsylvania
1 non-relative

Susan B (Snyder) Smith

Their Children  - 
Oscar married Kathryn Mae, their children were:
Helen (Smith) Stinson
Lee S. Smith
David E. Smith

Raymond married Edith McCarty
Their children:
Stella (Smith) Bennet
Fay (Smith) Leitzel
Grover E. Smith
Jesse L. Smith

Stella (Smith) Bennet
Daughter of Raymond & Edith Smith
Grandaughter of Frank & Susan Smith

and this answers who Roy is!  Although I still do not understand the names given for his mother - she was Susan, not Ella, nor Alice!
Roy married Blanche Diehl
Their Children - 
Howard Smith
Frank Smith
Mrs Lawrence Wesley
Mrs Norman Russel
Mrs Robert Metzger
Mrs Kenneth Haines

Lloyd William Smith - 
Child of Frank and Susan Smith, 
and our direct line ancestor.

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