m. 24 Jan 1875
Facts and Events
1920 Cedar Hill, New Mexico Federal Census, pg 2 a Enumerated 9 Mar 1920 with parents and sister, brother and nephew. 27 30 Smith, Henry m. head Renting M W 65 married line 16 No line 17 yes line 18 no Texas Tennessee Tennessee General Farm OA? Smith, Dillie J. Wife F W 62 Married no yes yes Texas Tennessee Tennessee Occupation none Smith, Carl L. son M W 23 Single no no no Texas Texas Texas Occupation farmer General Farmer W [He married Ella May Wood 1 April 1920]
He could repair anything. He would walk along the street on garbage day and bring things home to fix. The living room floor had a lot of things because he couldn't fix it outside. Mom was pretty tolerant of it but the girls weren't.
Miscellaneous memories of Buddy Smith about his parents as told to Sandra Smith Gwilliam in 2002. We were on the phone talking shortly before Buddy died. Some of the sentences are disjointed because I couldn’t type as quickly as he was speaking. My father was primarily a farmer. About 1945 they moved to Ogden. Dad was a Teamster and drove a team in St. George. He always had a team. He hired the wagons driving logs. One time in pioneer days parade in Ogden they wanted an 8-horse hitch and he was the only one who they could find to drive the team. During the depression, they picked all the potatoes and sacked them and took them into town. The grocer couldn't use the potatoes and couldn't find anyone who could buy them, so the grocer gave them a penny apiece for the sacks. Carl's parents Henry Mattison and Dillie Jo Smith took in Bill Bandy after his mother died.
Wolf Creek Pass had a feed store. downtown Pagosa Springs.
During World War I – Dad never went overseas. He worked around an ammo dump dragging the shells and breathing the gunpowder, made him have breathing problems. Buddy was 6 and the toilet tank on the wall sprang a leak. His dad (Carl LeRoy Smith) pulled Buddy's wooden wagon with wooden wheels to the hardware store and bought a toilet tank and pulled the wagon with the toilet tank clear on home. They didn't have a car so they had to carry groceries in their arms. They didn't ever own a TV. They lived at 2884 Pingree Ave at corner of 29th & Pingree. One year the Elks Club brought Christmas and dad could only stand with his head down because he couldn't tell them to go away because they brought for the kids. They pulled up in front of the house and they had a trailer. Dad was so ashamed. After they moved to Ogden, he was no longer able to work. Stayed in the Veterans Administration hospital He got a job as an elevator operator at the Forestry Building in Ogden.