Moving West: Thirteen Generations of a Smith Family
Albert Ira Smith and Hattie Tryphena Ruggles
Albert Ira Smith
Hattie Tryphena Ruggles
Sara Elizabeth Smith
Albert Burton Smith
Albert Ira Smith, son of Henry Albert Smith and Maria Louisa Robb, was born on 24 Jul 1873 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois and died on 22 Jul 1955 in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon at age 81.
Albert married Hattie Tryphena Ruggles, daughter of Burton Humphrey Ruggles and Sara Elizabeth Warren, on 3 Mar 1914 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Hattie was born on 11 Aug 1876 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois and died on 16 Aug 1969 in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon at age 93. They had two children: Sara Elizabeth and Albert Burton.Sara Elizabeth was born on 13 Feb 1915 in Wilmar, Los Angeles, California and died on 17 Jun 2008 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California.
Elizabeth married Henry William (Bill) Hopkins Chester, son of Lloyd Royden Hopkins and Anna J Cook, on 30 Dec 1936 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California. William was born on 22 Nov 1916 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and died on 30 July 2009 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California. His parents divorced and he changed his last name to Chester after his mother married Winfred Chester who she had been working for as a housekeeper. Elizabeth and William had no children.
Albert Burton Smith 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.
Albert married Edna Dellilia Cleland, daughter of James Gilman Cleland and Audra Valetta Moy 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.
1920 census (image)
Albert I age 46 and Hattie T age 43 living in Covina, Los Angeles County, California with Sara E age 4 and Albert B age 2. His occupation is listed as a bookkeeper in a creamery. Smith, Albert I Age: 46 Year: 1920 Birthplace: Illinois Roll: T625_103 Race: White Page: 1A State: California ED: 42 County: Los Angeles Image: 137 Township: Covina
1930 census (image)
Albert I age 56 and Hattie T age 53 living in Covina, Los Angeles County, California with Sarah Elizabeth age 15 and Albert Burton age 13. His occupation is listed as poultry farmer. Smith, Albert I Age: 56 Year: 1930 Birthplace: Illinois Roll: T626_124 Race: White Page: 8A State: California ED: 906 County: Los Angeles Image: 1107 Township: Covina
Obituary: Grants Pass Courier
ALBERT IRA SMITH
Albert Ira Smith, 81, died Friday, July 22, in Laurel Hill nursing home. Mr Smith was born July 24, 1873, In Viola, Ill. He came to grants Pass six years ago (note: 1949) from California. He was a veteran of the Spanish American war. Mr Smith made his home at 1112 Luzon Lane.
The deceased leaves his widow, Hattie Smith, Grants Pass; a son, Burton Smith, Grants Pass; a daughter, Elizabeth Chester, North Hollywood, Calif; a brother, Clyde Smith of Oklahoma and a sister, Edith Merriam, Vista Calif; three grandchildren.
Hull and Hull mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Obituary: Grants Pass Courier
HATTIE T SMITH
Hattie T Smith, 93, of 1112 Luzon Lane, died this morning (Aug 16, 1969) at Josephine General Hospital. Born Aug 11, 1876 in Batavia, Ill, she had lived here 20 years.
Graveside services will be at 1pm Monday in Hawthorne Memorial Gardens with Hull and Hull Funeral Home in charge and the Rev Milton L Nelson of Medford officiating.
Survivors include a son. A Burton Smith, Grants Pass; a daughter, Mrs William Chester, Lompoc, Calif; four grandchildren
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