Individual Record 1555

Name}   Smith, Lester Lavern Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:    Date} Fam 13 Feb 1908 Place}     , Ottawa, Kansas
Marr.1: Date} Fam   9 Jul 1932 Place} Sheridan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas     (Link)
Marr.2: Date} Aft 1966 Place}     , Ottawa, Kansas     (Link)
Death:  Date} Exa  11 Apr 1986 Place} Delphos, Ottawa, Kansas
Burial:  Date} Aft  11 Apr 1986 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} 494 = Obituary
Source 9} 500 = Obituary
Source 10} 1623=1940 USA cen
Source 11}1185=Obituary
Source 12} 1004=Index
Source 13}549 = S.S. record
Source 14}1614=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Horace True Smith & Elizabeth Jane Haley
   Relationship No.} 537
1st Household No.} 123 = Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas
      Occupation 1} Farm hand
       Occupation 2} Farmer
Spouses:   Prime} Hurtig, Jennie Rebecca
                              Garrison, Thaddia Wayland
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  Lester Laverne Smith was born 13 Feb 1908 in Ottawa County, Kansas.  His parents were Horace True Smith and Elizabeth Jane Haley.  His four older siblings were Rupert, born in Nov 1898, Ruth, Jul 1901, Florence, Jun 1903, and Esther, Aug 1905.  His younger sister was Gertrude, born in 1910.  In the 1910 U.S. census, the family was living in Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas.  His father Horace was a grain farmer.

In the 1915 Kansas census, the family was living in Sheridan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas.  His 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., his sister Florence was teaching school, and Lester and his siblings were in school.  In the 1930 U.S. census, Esther was a saleswoman in general merchandise, Lester a laborer and farmer, Gertrude, a public school teacher, and Dorothy, in school.

In 1931, Lester, along with his brother Rubert and several cousins, was a pall bearer at the funeral of his great-aunt, Mary Detwiller Davis.  Lester married Jennie Rebecca Hurtig on 9 Jul 1932, probably in Ottawa County, Kansas.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Lester and Jennie were living in Garfield Twp., Ottawa, Kansas.  They had four children, namely Wayne, Joan, Virginia, and Deanna.  Their fifth child June was born following the census.  Lester was a farmer, working on his own account.  They were renting, at $5. per month, and Lester had completed four years of high school.

Lester's wife Jennie died 3 Jul 1966.  Lester married Thaddia Lillal Waylan Garrison some time thereafter.  They made their home in or near Delphos, Ottawa, Kansas.  Lester died 11 Apr 1986, his last residence being Delphos.  He is buried in the Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, Kansas, with his first wife Jennie.
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} High school, 4 yrs. or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                      for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   5 Aug 2014
Date Created}  23 Aug 1993
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