Tombstone Tuesday – October 17, 2017 – Arthur Albert Smith



Arthur Albert Smith as a young man.

Arthur Albert Smith was the son of Solomon and Bertha(Close) Smith He was born in Saginaw Michigan on August 2, 1873. Solomon and Bertha Smith had eight children; Jimmie (1871-1879), Arthur Albert (1873), Mauree (1876-1879), Lucy (1876-1879), Frank (1882), Herbert (1889), Berton (1891), Fern Dale (1894).

Arthur married Margaret McDonald in Caro, Michigan on December 12. 1895. They lived in Reese, Michigan.  Arthur and Margaret Smith had 14 children; Myrtle (1896), Berta (1898), Edith (1900), Albert (1901),Charles (1903), Berton (1905), Earl (1908), Harold (1910), John (1911), Roy (1914), Raymond (1916), Francis (1920), Clifford (1921), Robert (1924).

MargaretSmith Family Photo1944

This was taken seven years after Arthur Albert’s death – 1944

At the time of the 1900 Federal Census, Arthur and Maggie live in Denmark, Tuscola County, Michigan with three daughters, Myrtle, Bertha and Edyth. In the 1910 Federal Census they lived in Reese with eight of their fourteen children. In September of 1918, Arthur registered for the WW1 draft.  At that time his address is listed as F.R. D. 4, Reese, Michigan.  His declares his occupation to be a Farmer. Albert and Margaret lived on the Reese Michigan farm at the time of the 1920 Federal Census. They have had all fourteen of their children by this time. In the 1930 Federal Census, the family has moved to Royal Oak Michigan. Arthur’s occupation was listed as Labor.

Arthur Albert Smith died on October 17, 1937 at St Joseph’s Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He is buried with his wife at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery in Troy Michigan in Section 12853, Spaces 4 and 5, Block K.


Rest in peace Arthur Albert!

Love, Jan



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