Individual Record 1550

Name}   Smith, Esther Alma Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 27 Aug 1905 Place} Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas
Marr.: Date} Cir 1936 Place}     ,     , Kansas     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 14 Jun 1975 Place}     , Ottawa, Kansas
Burial: Date} Aft 14 Jun 1965 Place} Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, Ottawa, Kansas
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 394 = Letter
Source 2} 396 = Geog history
Source 3} 413 = 1910 USA cen
Source 4} 1178=1915 KS cen
Source 5} 512 = 1920 USA cen
Source 6} 1178=1925 KS cen
Source 7} 1183=1930 USA cen
Source 8} 500 = Obituary
Source 9} 1649=1940 USA cen
Source 10}1185=Obituary
Source 11}1614=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Horace True Smith & Elizabeth Jane Haley
   Relationship No.} 537
1st Household No.} 123 = Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas
      Occupation 1} Saleswoman
       Occupation 2} Housewife
Spouses:   Prime} McKain, Virgil E.
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Esther Alma Smith was born 27 Aug 1905 in Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas.  Her parents were Horace True Smith and Elizabeth Jane Haley.  Her three older siblings were Rupert, born in Nov 1898, Ruth, Jul 1901, and Florence, Jun 1903.  Her younger siblings were Lester, born in 1908, and Gertrude, 1910.  In the 1910 U.S. census, the family was living in Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas.  Her father Horace was a grain farmer.

In the 1915 Kansas census, the family was living in Sheridan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas.  Her last sister Dorothy had been born in 1912.  In the 1920 U.S. census, Sheridan Twp., the children at home were Florence, 16, Esther, 14, Lester, 11. Gertrude, 9, and Dorothy, 7, all in school.

In the 1925 U.S. census, Logan Twp., her sister Florence was teaching school, and Esther and her younger siblings were in school.  In the 1930 U.S. census, Esther was a saleswoman in general merchandise, Lester a farm laborer, Gertrude, a public school teacher, and Dorothy, in school.

Esther married Virgil E. McKain sometime in the mid 1930's.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Esther, 34, and Virgil, 32 were living in Sheridan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas.  Virgil was a farmer, and they were renting.  Esther had completed four years of high school.  They had a son, Duane, age 3. born in Kansas.

Family notes report that they made their home in Delphos, Ottawa, Kansas.  Virgil died 30 Oct 1960.  Esther died 14 Jun 1965.  They are both buried in the Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, Kansas.
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} Twelfth grade     or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 31 Jul  2014
Date Created}  23 Aug 1993
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