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.
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
|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|