|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||
|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
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}|
|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}|
Cause of Death}
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