Tombstone Tuesday – July 18, 2017 – George Albert Smith

George and Esta Smith -2

George Albert was the son of Branson and Emily (Kinnamon) Smith. He was born on February 24, 1871 in Pendleton, Indiana.  Branson and Emily had seven children; Charles S (1865-1874)), Dora Ellie(1867), Ida(1869), George Albert (1871), Thomas(1874), Flora(1877), Cora Alice (1877). In the 1880 Federal Census, George is found living at the home of his parents with all his siblings and he is nine years old.

George Albert and Esta Valentine married in Madison County on June 18, 1894. In the 1900 Federal Census, they are listed in Greene Township, Madison County with their son Willis, who is five years of age.

George Albert Smith

George Albert Smith

In the 1910 Federal Census, George lists farming as his occupation. He and his brother, Thomas, run the family farm which was once run by their father, Branson. There are two homes on the farm. Thomas and  sister, Ida, live in the original farm house. George and his family live in the other. The Smith family owns the farm and they run it still today.  In the 1920 Federal Census, George is listed as retired. They still live on the farm and Willis is now running it with his Uncle Thomas. Willis, his wife Gertrude and their son, Willis Jr. , live with George and Esta Smith. The 1930 Federal Census, implies that George is still working the farm along Thomas and Willis.

George Albert Smith

I had July 18, 1935 listed as the day that George Albert died so I researched and wrote this blog.  Then I found his death certificate listed above and realized that I had the date wrong but I decided to finish the blog anyway and post it today.  I could find no else in my database who died on this day.

George Albert died on June 12, 1935 in Pendleton, Indiana.  He is buried in  Grovelawn Cemetery, Pendleton, Indiana.

Grove Lawn Cemetery

Rest in Peace, George Albert!

Love, Jan

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