Individual Record 1520

Name}   Smith, Horace True Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam  7 Oct 1872 Place} Beardstown, Cass, Illinois*
Marr.: Date} Fam 25 Nov 1897 Place} Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 27 Jan 1960 Place} Asbury Hospital, Salina, Saline, Kansas
Burial: Date} Exa 30 Jan 1960 Place} Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas
  Grave Marker} Yes  &
Source 1} 396 = Geog history
Source 2} 394 = Letter
Source 3} 303 = 1880 USA cen
Source 4} 1178=1885 KS cen
Source 5} 1178=1895 KS cen
Source 6} 359 = 1900 USA cen
Source 7} 1127=Land record
Source 8} 1178=1905 KS cen
Source 9} 413 = 1910 USA cen
Source 10} 1178=1915 KS cen
Source 11} 845 = Military rec
Source 12} 512 = 1920 USA cen
Source 13} 1178=1925 KS cen
Source 14}1183=1930 USA cen
Source 15}1649=1940 USA cen
Source 16}500 = Obituary
Source 17}1185=Obituary
Source 18}397 = Cemetery rec
Source 19}963 = Cemetery rec
Source 19}  
Parents: } James Elijah Smith & Mary Elizabeth Pearson
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 129 = Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Methodist
Spouses:   Prime} Haley, Elizabeth Jane
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Horace True Smith was born 7 Oct 1872 in Illinois.  He was the second of nine children of James Elige Smith and Mary Elizabeth Pierson.  In 1878, they brought their oldest four children to Kansas, settling on a farm in Logan Twp., Ottawa County.  These included Cora Bell, Horace, Nellie and Emma.  Oscar, Dock, Perry, Adolphous, and Mary were born in Kansas.

Horace married Elizabeth Jane Haley on 25 Nov 1897 in Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas.  Their first son Rupert was born in Nov 1898.  In the 1900 U.S. census, the family was living in Logan Twp., Ottawa County.  Horace was farming on leased land.  The 1902 County Land Ownership maps show a H.T. Smith owning land in nearby Blaine Twp., but it is unknown if this is the same person.
In the 1905 Kansas State census, Horace and Elizabeth were living in Pleasant Valley Twp., Saline County, Kansas.  According to Elizabeth's obituary, the family spent 8 years farming in Saline County.  Rupert now had two sisters, Ruth and Florence.  In the 1910 U.S. census, the family is again found in Logan Twp., Ottawa County.  Three more children had been added, namely Esther, Lester, and Gertrude.

By the 1915 Kansas State census, Horace and Elizabeth Smith were living in Sheridan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas.  Their last daughter Dorothy had been born in 1912.  Their seven children now ranged in age from 16 years to 3 years.  Horace was a grain farmer.  Their address when he registered for the World War I draft in 1918 was given as Delphos, the town in the center of Sheridan Twp.  At the age of 45 years, Horace was described as being of medium height and build, with blue eyes and black hair.

By the 1920 U.S. census, Horace and Elizabeth's children had begun to leave the household.  In the 1925 Kansas State census, their home was shown as being owned free of a mortgage.  Their daughter Florence was a school teacher.  By the 1930 U.S. census, only their four youngest children remained at home.  Esther was a saleslady in general merchandise, Lester was a farm laborer, and Gertrude was a public school teacher.

Elizabeth died 9 Mar 1934 on their farm near Delphos.  She is buried in the Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, Kansas.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Horace, 67, is living alone, and still farming.  His residence was worth $600.  The highest grade he had completed was eighth grade.

Horace died 27 Jan 1960, at the age of 87 years, at the Ashbury Hospital, Salina, Kansas.  His survivors included his two sons and five daughters, 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Visitation was at the Haley Funeral Home, Glasco; the funeral services were held Saturday, 30 Jan 1960 at the Delphos Methodist Church, the Rev. Fred Husted officiating.  Horace is buried with his wife in the Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, Kansas.

*The town and county of birth of Horace are from an undocumented family tree found in
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Eighth grade        or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 24 Aug 2014
Date Created}  10 Oct 2011
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