Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

David H. Smith  

David H. Smith is almost 100 per cent product of Union township for he was born here and has spent all his years in this community except for a year and a half in Rochester. He attended school at Poplar Grove when the teacher was paid by subscription. He took up the mason trade as a young man and followed it until 1901 when he became Culver's first rural mail carried. He retired from this to establish a harness and shoe repair shop, Sept. 22, 1912 and remembers his first day's receipts totaled $5. He was joined in the business by his son, Cecil, August 1, 1922. With the passing of old Dobbin the harness business was discontinued in 1926. For eight consecutive terms he was elected town marshall, served two terms on the school board, 11 years, as township trustee - - a most usual record. Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge, and filled every office except that of pastor in the Grace Reformed church, of which he is now trustee. He recalls as his happiest moment when he bought the old family farm. His father was killed in the Civil War and the widow was forced to give up the place, but Mr. Smith always dreamed that some day he would repurchase the farm. When he bought the farm in 1923 the realization was not as great as the anticipation for most of the friends and childhood associations with the place were gone and so he later sold the farm. Mr. Smith is shown here with the token of appreciation presented him last week as related elsewhere on this page.

David Henry Smith BIRTH 10 Nov 1864 DEATH 30 Apr 1946 BURIAL Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana son of David Smith & Elizabeth Lake DeWitt

married 1st 30 Oct 1883 Fulton county Indiana Mary Ilda (Ida) Alexander Death: Sep 1885 Burial Sep 3 1885 Rochester I.O.O.F Cemetery, Rochester Fulton county Indiana daughter of Isaac "Ike" Harrison Alexander & Rebecca Ann Carr
    A wedding occurred at the residence of Isaac ALEXANDER, Tuesday evening, at which his daughter, Ilda [ALEXANDER] was united in marriage to David SMITH, of Maxinkuckee lake. Rev. Dr. Wm. HILL, of this city, officiated. There were only a few invited guests. . . .Rochester Sentinal Saturday, October 1, 1881

      Mrs. Ilda (ALEXANDER) SMITH, daughter of Ike ALEXANDER, died last Tuesday night. She had been married but a short time over a year, when the angel of death came and carried her away.

      The services were held in the Baptist church. We sympathize heartily with the friends and relatives who have been brought to mourn the loss of one full of life and vigor, but we must all sooner or later succumb to the inevitable. Rochester Sentinal, Wednesday, September 9, 1885 - Rochester Sentinel, Wednesday, September 9, 1885

They had:
    Gladys Alexander Smith Birth Date: 31 Mar 1884 Rochester Fulton county Indiana Death: 1 May 1944 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana married 1st 8 Aug 1903 Kankakee county Illinois Joseph Ethelbert Gordon Birth: 3 Dec 1861 Indianapolis, Indisna Death: 17 Feb 1924 Richland twp. Fulton county Indiana BURIAL FEB 19,1924 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana son of Geo Ethelbert Gordon & Mary Elizabeth ; married 2nd William Heber Burn BIRTH 19 Mar 1860 Toronto, Canada DEATH 14 Jul 1936 Fulton county Indiana BURIAL Rochester IOOF Cemetery Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana son of David Burn & Helen Scott
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Rochester, Fulton, Indiana; Page: 18; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240372
    Name:	Gladys Smith [Glades Smith] 
    Age:	16
    Birth Date:	Mar 1884
    Birthplace:	Indiana
    Home in 1900:	Rochester, Fulton, Indiana
    Street:	Madison Street
    House Number:	1
    Sheet Number:	18
    Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation:	1
    Family Number:	449
    Race:	White
    Gender:	Female
    Relation to Head of House:	Granddaughter
    Marital status:	Single
    Father's Birthplace:	Indiana
    Mother's Birthplace:	Indiana
    Can Read:	Yes
    Can Write:	Yes
    Can Speak English:	Yes
    Neighbors:	View others on page
    Household Members:	
    Name	Age
    Isaac M Alexander	63
    Rebecca Alexander	63
    Gladys Smith	16
    Ida Suthard	41
    Ida M Suthard	11
    Harry Suthard	9
    Homer Alexander	20
    Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940 
    Name:	Gladys Alexander Smith
    Gender:	Female
    Age:	20
    Birth Date:	abt 1883
    Marriage Date:	8 Aug 1903
    Marriage Place:	Kankakee, Illinois, USA
    Father:	David Henry Smith
    Mother:	Hilda Alexander
    Spouse:	Jos Ethelbert Gordon
    Film Number:	001839994
    Name:	Jos Ethelbert Gordon
    Gender:	Male
    Age:	37
    Birth Date:	abt 1866
    Marriage Date:	8 Aug 1903
    Marriage Place:	Kankakee, Illinois, USA
    Father:	Geo Ethelbert Gordon
    Mother:	Mary Elizabeth Gordon
    Spouse:	Gladys Alexander Smith
    Film Number:	001839994
    Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 
    Name:	Gladys Gordon Burn
    [Gladys Gordon Smith] 
    Gender:	Female
    Race:	White
    Birth Date:	31 Mar 1884
    Birth Place:	Rochester Fu, Indiana
    Father:	David H Smith
    Mother:	Ilda Alexander
    Notes:	Nov 1938: Name listed as GLADYS GORDON BURN
    Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
    Name:	Gladys Burn [Gladys Smith] 
    Gender:	Female
    Race:	White
    Age:	60
    Marital status:	Widowed
    Birth Date:	31 Mar 1884
    Birth Place:	Rochester Indiana
    Death Date:	1 May 1944
    Death Place:	Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, USA
    Father:	David Smith
    Mother:	Ida Smith
    Spouse:	Wm Burn

married 2nd 3 Jul 1887 in Marshall Co., Indiana. Sonora Alta Baker BIRTH 11 Dec 1866 Seneca County, Ohio DEATH 15 May 1900 Marshall County, Indiana, BURIAL Poplar Grove Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, They had:
    Ethel Claire Smith BIRTH 24 Oct 1888 Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, DEATH 9 Jan 1968 Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana married Rev Edward Emanuel Zechiel Birth: March 26, 1882 near Marmont now Culver, Marshall, Indiana DEATH Sep 19 1958 - Culver, Marshall, Indiana BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana son of Jacob Henry Zechiel & Regina Barbara Stahl

    Iva E. Smith BIRTH 14 Apr 1890 Marshall County, Indiana DEATH 1950 BURIAL Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana married 15 Feb 1917 in Plymouth, Marshall Co., Indiana. Deane Emerson Walker BIRTH 31 Dec 1892 Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, DEATH 18 Apr 1982 Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana BURIAL Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana son of Thomas Marion Walker & Mariam Amy Mosher

    Cecil Rue Smith BIRTH 31 Jan 1895 Marshall County, Indiana DEATH 24 Dec 1957 Culver, Marshall county, Indiana BURIAL Dec 27, 1957 Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana marrie Lola Belle Schultz

married 3rd Feb 1921 in Marshall county Indiana Flora Oyler BIRTH 13 Apr 1879 Logansport, Cass County, Indiana DEATH 6 Mar 1971 Marshall County, Indiana married 1st Freeman K. Mawhorter on 18 Sep 1896 in Marshall Co., Indiana they had two children together: John Rex Mawhorter and Mariel Mawhorter daughter of Henry D. Oyler and Matilda Barnett.

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