Individual Record 1521

Name}   Smith, Rubert Harold Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam  30 Nov 1898 Place} Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas
Marr.: Date} Fam  5 Oct 1920 Place} Sheridan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  12 Aug 1991 Place} Ashbury-Salina Medical Center, Salina, Seline, Kansas
Burial: Date} Exa  15 Aug 1991 Place} Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, Ottawa, Kansas
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 394 = Letter
Source 2} 396 = Geog history
Source 3} 359 = 1900 USA cen
Source 4} 1178=1905 KS cen
Source 5} 413 = 1910 USA cen
Source 6} 1178=1915 KS cen
Source 7} 845 = Military rec
Source 8} 1178=1925 KS cen
Source 9} 1183=1930 USA cen
Source 10} 494 = Obituary
Source 11} 500 = Obituary
Source 12} 1649=1940 USA cen
Source 13}1185=Obituary
Source 14}549 = S.S. record
Source 15}1614=Cemetery rec
Source 16}1660=Newspaper
Parents: } Horace True Smith & Elizabeth Jane Haley
   Relationship No.} 537
1st Household No.} 123 = Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2} Cemetery sexton
  Religion/Church} Methodist
Spouses:   Prime} Durst, Vesta Mary
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Rubert Harold Smith was born 30 Nov 1898 near Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas.  His parents were Horace True Smith and Elizabeth Jane Haley.  In the 1900 U.S. census, the family was living in Logan Twp., Ottawa County.  His father Horace was farming on leased land.
In the 1905 Kansas census, Rupert was living with his parents in Pleasant Valley Twp., Saline County, Kansas.  Rupert now had two sisters, Ruth, born in 1901, and Florence, 1903.  In the 1910 U.S. census, the family is again found in Logan Twp., Ottawa County.  Three more children had been added, namely Esther, born in 1905, Lester, 1908, and Gertrude, 1910.

By the 1915 Kansas census, Rupert was living with his family in Sheridan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas.  His last sister Dorothy had been born in 1912.  The seven children now ranged in age from 16 years to 3 years.  His father Horace was a grain farmer.

When Rupert registered for the World War I draft in 1918, his address was Delphos, the town in the center of Sheridan Twp.  He was farming for himself, and was described as being of medium height and weight, with blue eyes and brown hair.  He is not found in the 1920 U.S. census.

Rupert married Vesta Mary Durst on 5 Oct 1920 at her parent's home in Delphos, Ottawa, Kansas.  In the 1925 Kansas State census, Rupert and Vesta, were living in Sheridan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas.  Rupert was a grain farmer, renting the land and farming on his own account.  Their son Ivan had been born in 1922.  Their daughter Lois was born in 1926.

Rupert continued to farm in Sheridan Twp., Ottawa.  In Feb 1931, he served as a pall bearer at the funeral services for his grand-aunt, Mary Detwiller Davis.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Rupert is reported as having completed the second year of high school.

In 1952, Rupert and Vesta moved into Delphos.  Rupert became sexton of the Delphos Cemetery.  In Sep 1970, their children helped them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a open house at the Delphos United Methodist Church.  Rupert retired in 1975.

Rupert's wife Vesta died 3 Sep 1979.  Rupert died 12 Aug 1991 at the Ashbury-Salina Medical Center, Salina, Saline, Kansas.  His last residence was Delphos, Ottawa, Kansas.  His funeral services were held 15 Aug 1979 at the Delphos United Methodist Church, the Revs. Darrell Watters and James Flick officiating.  Rupert is buried with his wife in the Delphos Cemetery, Ottawa, Kansas.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social} I.O.O.F.
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school, 2 yrs or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                     for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 20 Aug 2014
Date Created}  23 Aug 1993
Copyright © 2014 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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