Person:Carl Smith (2)

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Carl LeRoy Smith
m. 24 Jan 1875
  1. William L. Smith1875 -
  2. Joseph Henry Smith1877 - 1922
  3. Charlie N. Smith1881 - 1881
  4. Malcom Smith1881 - 1881
  5. Sarah May Smith1882 - 1906
  6. B L Smith1884 - 1886
  7. Mary S Smith1886 - 1887
  8. J Clarence Smith1888 -
  9. Hayden Madison Smith1890 -
  10. Robert Homer Smith1892 - 1957
  11. Arthur E. Smith1893 -
  12. Clara Smith1895 - 1895
  13. Carl LeRoy Smith1896 - 1958
  14. C Smith1898 - 1900
  15. Veda Exa Smith1901 - 1964
Facts and Events
Name Carl LeRoy Smith
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 16 Oct 1896 Sipe Springs, Comanche, Texas
Marriage 1 Apr 1920 Aztec, San Juan, New Mexicoto Ella May Wood
Other? 1941 St. George, Washington, UtahMove
Death[3] 8 Mar 1958 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah


Ancestral File Number:<AFN> 643Z-LV Birth, Death, Marriage Certificate in possession of Bruce LeRoy Smith Archive record Family History Library

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]


Memories by Carlee Smith: He was a very handy man. He could fix things. He could do anything with his hands. The neighbor wanted a bedstead with a post. She had him cut them off and had him make a carved -- by hand 4 posts to match for her.

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.

References
  1. Census: 1900 US Federal Census, ED 35 Sheet 6 line 83-90, Prec.6 pg 258b, 1900.

    1900 Comanche TX census family #101
    ED 35 Sheet 6 line 83-90, Prec.6 pg 258b

    Smith Mat head W[hite] M[ale] March 1854 46 M[arried] 24 [#years married] Texas [his parents birth places are incorrect NC and Arkansas-Father was born in SC and mother in TN. The 1920 San Juan, New Mexico Federal Census page 2A has both his parents born in Tennessee.]
    Dilla wife W F[emale] July 1857 42 M[arried] 24 [years married] 14 [children born to her] 8 living.[Her parent’s birth places are incorrect-should be father South Carolina or TN and mother Tennessee. 1920 San Juan County, New Mexico Federal Census has both her parents born in Tennessee.]

    Mae daughter W F Jul 1882 17 S[ingle] Texas Texas

    Clarence son W M Mch 1888 12 S TX

    Mat son W M Mch 1890 10 S TX

    Homer son W M Jan 1892 8 S TX

    Arthur son W M Mch 1893 7 S TX

    Carl son W M Oct 1897 2 S TX

    1900 Comanche Texas census with Matt Smith

  2. Census: 1920 Cedar Hill New Mexico Census, pg 2 a, 9 Mar 1920.

    1920 Cedar Hill, New Mexico Federal Census
    ED 117 pg 2 a, lines 4-9 Enumerated 9 Mar 1920

    27 30

    SMITH, Henry m. head Renting M W 65 married Texas Tennessee Tennessee General Farm OA?

    SMITH, Dillie J. Wife F W 62 Married Texas Tennessee Tennessee Occupation none

    SMITH, Homer son M W 28 Single Texas Texas Texas Occupation farmer General Farm OA ?

    SMITH, Carl L. son M W 23 Single Texas Texas Texas Occupation farmer General Farmer W [He married Ella May Wood 1 April 1920]

    SMITH, Veda daughter F W 18 Single Texas Texas, Texas Occupation none

    BANDY, William grandson M W 15 Single Texas Texas Texas Occupation, none
    [His mother died when he was only 22 months old. His grandparents, Henry Mattison and Dillie Jo Smith took him into their home and raised him.]

    1920 Cedar Hill, New Mexico Federal Census, pg 2 a Enumerated 9 Mar 1920

  3. Family records.

    Birth, Death, Marriage Certificate in possession of Bruce LeRoy Smith