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William Franklin Smith

Male 1833 - 1918  (85 years)


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  • Name William Franklin Smith  [1
    Born 22 Oct 1833  Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Colerain Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cumberland Valley P.O. 
    Occupation 1870  Colerain Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1870  Colerain Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    With wife Caroline (Swartzwelder), seven children, and his father 
    Census 1880  Colerain Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Enumeration District 219 
    Occupation 1880  Colerain Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1880  Colerain Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    With wife Mary E, eight children, a step-daughter, and his father 
    Census 1900  Rainsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Enumeration District 8 
    Occupation 1900  Rainsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Day laborer 
    Residence 1900  Rainsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    With wife Mary E and a step-daughter 
    Died 19 Dec 1918  Rainsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: "Paralysis from cerebral effusions" 
    Buried 21 Dec 1918  Colerain Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Woods Church Cemetery [2]
    W F Smith (1832 - 1918) - Find A Grave Memorial
    W F Smith (1832 - 1918) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Includes headstone photo.

    Created by: Darla
    Record added: Jan 07, 2007
    Find A Grave Memorial# 17347497
    Notes 
    • Available online probate records of Bedford Co., Pennsylvania do not extend to his date of death (13 Oct 2014)
    Person ID I2995  Wm L Gann Ancestors
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2014 

    Family 1 Caroline Swartzwelder,   b. 4 Aug 1834, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1853 
    Family ID F1340  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary E,   b. Jan 1839, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 1875  [4
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F1777  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S51] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1944, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014), no. 1918-191292 (Reliability: 3), 13 Oct 2014.

    2. [S40191] Find a Grave, Jim Tipton, founder, (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 17347497 (Reliability: 2), 13 Oct 2014.

    3. [S34634] 1870 United States Federal Census, United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), fam. 37, p. 5, Colerain Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania (Reliability: 2), 13 Oct 2014.

    4. [S34623] 1900 United States Federal Census, United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900), fam. 209, p. 11A, ED 8, Rainsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania (Reliability: 2), 13 Oct 2014.

    5. [S34622] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005), fam. 40, p. 11, ED 219, Colerain Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania (Reliability: 2), 13 Oct 2014.