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Smith, Francis Marion
BORN: 2 Nov 1850 DIED: 29 Dec 1935 BURIED: 1 Jan 1936 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Lewisville, Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
1870 CENSUS - Francis Smith (19y, b Oregon) enumerated with James (67y, b West Virginia, occupation farmer), Elizabeth (57y, b Kentucky), Rachel (17y, b Oregon), Mary Cherry (14y, b Oregon) and James G. Cherry (13y, b Oregon) 1900 CENSUS - Marion F. Smith (b Nov 1850, Oregon, single) enumerated with sister Rachel H. (b Oct 1852, Oregon, single) 1920 CENSUS - Francis M. Smith (69y, b Oregon, single) enumerated with sister Rachel (67y, b Oregon, single) and brother James D. (80y, b Missouri, widowed) PROBATE - Francis Marion Smith died 29 Dec 1935, Dallas, Oregon, aged 85 years; left no direct descendants; heirs are the following nieces and nephews: Chester C. Gardner, Cyrus L. Gardner, Mary E. Davis & Otis C. Smith of Dallas, Ore; Silas Manning Smith & Elmer O. Smith of Penawawa, Wash; Dora V. Smith of Portland, Ore; George T. Smith of Lewiston, Idaho; Edythe E. Allen & Clyde Troy Smith of Portland, Ore; Chauncey C. Smith of Spokane, Wash; James H. Fudge of Ritzville, Wash; Marilla E. Smith of Dayton, Wash; Lewis H. Fudge of Waitsburg, Wash; Etta Smith of Spokane, Wash; Laura Armstrong of Webster City, Iowa; Wilbur R. Smith of Lewiston, Idaho; Elva Dyer of Spokane,Wash; F. Tracy McTimmonds & James P. McTimmonds of Lebanon, Ore; Ethel Kau of Sodaville, Ore; Homer McTimmonds of Lebanon, Ore; James Oliver Smith & Frank N. Smith of Portland, Ore; Minerva Russell of Monmouth, Ore; Leander Belieu of Portland, Ore Polk Co, Oregon, Probate Journal, Vol 22, pages 1-3
OSBH DC (Polk County 1935) #135 - Francis Marion Smith, male, single, retired, b. 2 Nov 1850 in Lewisville, Oregon, d. 29 Dec 1935 in Dallas, Oregon at the age of 85 yrs 1 mo 27 dys, name of father James Smith (b. Washington Co., Virginia), maiden name of mother Elizabeth Wright (b. Clark Co., Kentucky), interment Smith Cemetery 1 Jan 1936, undertaker Henkle & Bollman, informant Chester C. Gardner of Dallas.
F.M. Smith, aged 85, one of the oldest remaining pioneers of Polk county, died Sunday night at his home in Dallas. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Henkle & Bollman chapel with interment in the Smith cemetery at Lewisville. Rev Dean Vermillion, pastor of the Evangelical church, officiated. Mr Smith was the son of James and Elizabeth M. Smith, who crossed the plains in 1846. They experienced many hardships in their trek to Oregon and finally settled in the Lewisville community. Mr Smith was born on his father’s donation land claim November 1, 1850. He lived there 60 years and after his retirement came to Dallas to make his home. He was preceded in death by five sisters and two half-sisters. Surviving are six nephews, Commissioner C.C. Gardner, Link Gardner and Otis C. Smith of Dallas, Tracy, Homer and Jimmie McTimmonds of Sodaville and two nieces, Ethel Kau of Sodaville and Mrs Mary Davis of Dallas, and other nephews and nieces in Washington. Mr Smith was greatly interested in civic affairs and was a generous patron of the Dallas hospital and local Evangelical church. His giving, however, was in a very unostentatious manner. He lived in the same manner and was greatly beloved by a large circle of friends. Itemizer Observer, Thursday, January 2, 1936, 1:5
OSBH DC (Polk County 1935) #135 1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, FA#667) 1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 176, FA#56) 1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Dallas, ED 380, page 267) Itemizer Observer, 2 Jan 1936, 1:5 Polk Co, Oregon, Probate Journal, Vol 22, pages 1-3
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