Moving West: Thirteen Generations of a Smith Family

 Family Histories

Generation Ten
Albert Burton Smith and Edna Dellilah Cleland

Albert Burton Smith and
Edna Dellilah Cleland
Wedding Day 26 Jan 1941

(1) Albert Burton (Burton) Smith, son of Albert Ira Smith and Hattie Tryphena Ruggles, was born on 20 Mar 1917 in Wilmar, Los Angeles, California and died on 12 Apr 1987 in Covina, Los Angeles, California at age 70.  

Burton married Edna Dellilia Cleland, daughter of James Gilman Cleland and Audra Valetta Moye, on 26 Jan 1941 in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, California. Edna was born on 4 Aug 1920 in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, California and died on 27 Jun 2004 in Salem, Marion, Oregon at age 83. They had four children: Gilman Burton, Gail Lynn, Jacqueline Edna, and Nathan Ralph.

Burton and Edna Cleland Smith
with children Gilman, Gail and Jackie

Burton and Edna Cleland Smith
with children Gail, Jackie and Nathan

(2) Gilman Burton Smith

     Gilman married Stephany Ann Libin Grabenhorst, daughter of Herbert B Libin and Shirley Margaret Maxwell and step-daughter of George H Grabenhorst Jr. They had three children. They were divorced.

(3) Colin Burton Smith

(3) Aden Maxwell Smith

     Aden married Kimberly Michele Hill, daughter of Martin Phillip Hill and Sheryl Lynn Peters. They have two daughters: Ellery Qwin Smith and Sydney Maxwell Smith.

(3) Devon Michele Smith

     Devon married Jeremy Patrick Toomey, son of Dennis Toomey and Lorilee Secrist. They have two biological sons: Heath Smith Toomey and Brooks Woodrow Toomey and one adopted son Bowen Aleksandar Toomey who was born in Serbia.

(2) Gail Lynn Smith

(2) Jacqueline Edna Smith

     Jacqueline married Trey Anderson. They had two children:

(3) Emily Elizabeth Anderson

     Emily married Eric Linauer. They have two children: Hezekiah Boaz Linauer and Annaliese Selah Linauer

(3) Christina Nicole Anderson

(2) Nathan Ralph Smith

     Nathan and Terri Miller had one son:

(3) Tyler Ryan Smith

     Tyler married Chelsea Jane Galano. They have one son: Oliver Charles Tennyson

     Nathan married Lisa Jo Smith. They had one daughter:

(3) Audra Kelli Smith

Audra married Takenori Justice.


Obituary: Grants Pass Daily Courier: April 20, 1987
Albert Burton Smith, 70, of Grants Pass, died Sunday, April 12, 1987, in Covina, Calif.
Services will be at 2p.m. Thursday at the Newman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Mullins officiating.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Newman United Methodist Building Fund, in care of Hull & Hull Funeral Directors.
He was born March 29, 1917, in Wilmar, Calif.
He had lived in Grants Pass since 1945 and was a 50-year member of the IOOF of Grants Pass. He was a member of the American Legion, and the 40 & 8 Organization. He was a member of the Newman United Methodist Church.
He worked for 25 years for the Redi-Mix Comp. of Grants Pass.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Smith of Grants Pass; sons Gilman Smith of Woodland Hills, Calif. And Nathan Smith of Portland; daughters Gail Smith and Jacqueline Anderson, both of Salem; sister Elizabeth Chester of Oceano, Calif., and seven grandchildren.

Obituary: Grants Pass Courier: July 10, 2004
Former Grants pass resident Edna D. Smith, 83, of Salem, died June 27, 2004, at an assisted living facility.
A graveside service will be at noon on Tuesday at Hawthorne memorial Gardens. A memorial service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Newman United Methodist Church with Brett Strobel, pastor, officiating. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Oregon Trail Chapter, 1311 N.W. 21st St., Portland, OR 97209, or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4445 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Suite C-101, Portland, OR 97201.
Edna was born on Aug. 4, 1920, to James G. and Audra Cleland in Baldwin Park, Calif. She graduated from Coving High School and Chaffey Junior College. She met her husband, A. Burton Smith, through church activities and they were married on Jan. 26, 1941, in Baldwin Park.
She moved to Grants Pass during World War II to live with her parents while her husband was in the U.S. Navy. Edna was a homemaker before she started working for the Grants Pass School District in the early 1970s. After 12 years, she retired in 1984.
She lived in Grants Pass for 58 years before moving to Salem to live at an assisted living facility.
Edna enjoyed traveling, sewing, knitting and playing card games.
Survivors include her sons, Gilman Smith of Rockaway Beach and Nathan Smith of Kent, Wash.; daughters, Gail Smith of Salem and Jacqueline Anderson of Keizer; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.


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