Walter W. and Elsie (Carder) Smith

1876 Holt County "Mr. Enoch G. Smith, painter, on Monday last moved to Mound City"

Possible parents - in 1880 Walter, 3, is with "Enock" and Rose Smith.  Sister Rose Ruth (Smith) Rounds born 1886 died Jun 1, 1929 buried in Tonasket, Okahagan County, Washington.

This was the brother in that census :William Eben Smith Birth:  Feb. 11, 1870 Fillmore Andrew County Missouri
Death:  Jan. 30, 1954 Saint Joseph Buchanan County Missouri - Son of Enoch and Rose Cooper Smith. Husband of Rebecca Jackson. Father of Ralph James Smith. After the death of Rebecca, Eben married Alta Belle Meserve.

In August 1888 Holt County Enoch G. Smith had a court case against Rose I. Smith.  One tree said that Rose died September 23, 1930.

ELSIE's family

November 28, 1890

In 1870 Holt County, Missouri, William P. Watson is 35, Margaret 26, with Jonas 5, Nettie 3, and George 1.

In 1880 Holt County Margaret 35, has Jonas 14, "Nellie" "13, George 11, Edith 8, and Willie 6.

1886 "Dan and Nettie Lyons, of Harper, Kansas, have lost their child, the birth of which was announced a few weeks ago.  Mrs. Lyons, it is said, is in a critical condition and has sent for her mother who has gone to her."


1898 Holt County, Missouri Mrs. Margaret Carder had a party at her home "in honor of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Lyons, who will leave in a short time for Oklahoma."

WALTER's family

 In 1900 Mound City, Holt County, E.G. Smith born Feb 1842 in Pennsylvania, is widowed.  Nellie, born March 1880 in Missouri, is a housemaid, and they both live in a boarding house.

In 1900 Liberty township, Holt County, Rosa I. Smith is a farmer, born Feb 1852 in Illinois, is widowed, with son Herbert born Nov 1883, Ruthe June 1886, and Arthur April 1888, all kids born in Missouri.  The household preceding is Sophrona Smith born August 1855 in Indiana, also widowed, with son John Feb 1884 Missouri. 

1913 Sentinel, Holt County

Guy Herbert Smith born Nov 17, 1883, registered in Republic Ferry, Washington (where Rose Ruth Smith married John Rounds, per one tree)  He's married to Cora Ethel Smith. In 1920 Ferry County, Washington, he's a gold miner, married to Corent E. 28, and mother Rose I., 63, widowed, is living with them.

Cora Ethel Smith born about 1892, died May 12, 1921 in Ferry County - father Chas. Conant, mother M. Kimberlin.  Sure is coincidental, that there's a Charles Henry Conant in Logan County, Colorado in 1910 - but he doesn't have a Cora or Ethel as a child.

She's buried in the Republic Cemetery, Ferry County.

Possibly the Cora Conant born August 1891 in Montana, with her mother Melvina Conant born Aug 1862 in Missouri, married but no spouse.  They're in Park County, Montana.

In 1922 Herbert Smith was town marshal in Republic, Ferry County, and a candidate for county sheriff.

 Guy registered for WWII in Riggins, Idaho, saying he was born in Holt County, Missouri.

Guy in 1940 is married to Helen Toney Smith, a hotel proprietor in Riggins Idaho "Hotel Riggins and the Monte Carlo
Riggins’ first hotel, Hotel Riggins, built in 1894 by pioneering businessman Dick Riggins, was located in the center of town across from Berger Street. The hotel also served as the post office and in 1901, Dick Riggins was appointed as the first postmaster. Riggins later built a livery barn and blacksmith shop on adjacent property.
The Road to Hi-Wa-Inn
In 1902, Dick Riggins sold the hotel and post office to Dick and Leona Irwin. In 1910, the Irwins sold the hotel to Helen Toney and moved the post office to a store across the street.
In 1912, Mrs Toney remodeled the hotel and renamed it the Hi-Wa-Inn. The inviting Hi-Wa-Inn, surrounded by shade trees and cool lawn, was a welcome site to weary travelers for many years. The ringing of the big iron triangle was a unique part of Riggins early life as it announced the meals, served promptly at seven, noon, and six at night.


Riggins cemetery

SMITH Guy H. 17 Dec 1875 30 Mar 1953  "MISSOURI  PVT STU ARMY TNG CORPS  WW I " -  *husband of Ruth Deasy (Deasy family in John Day cemetery) # 60552459

SMITH Helen T. 20 Sep 1943  *Helen Meade Stone Tony Smith, 2nd wife of Herbert Smith


 February 1904 Holt County Missouri - Mrs. Margaret Carder was surprised by a party on her 69th birthday - a sumptuous supper was served.

In 1900 Woods County Oklahoma, Daniel B. Lyons is 45, Nettie 34, with Willis P. 13, Pearle 11, and Amos J. 5.


 Holt County, Missouri - Sentinel

Dan and Nettie Lyons were near Pringey, Oklahoma, Woodward County, both in section 12, of township 25N 18W.

1918 "Mrs. Dan Lyons, who has been making an extended visit with relatives, returned to her home at Moorehead, Oklahoma, Sunday."  She visited with her sister Mrs. E.L. Brodbeck and brothers George and Jonas Watson.

Also in 1918 "Mrs. Dan Lyons, of Curtis Oklahoma, spent SUnday with her sister, Mrs. E.L. Brodbeck, and family.

October 1918 "Dan B. Lyons and children desired us to extend their grateful appreciation of the kindness shown them during their sad stay here, and ... the funeral and burial of his wife and their mother."  Nettie Lyons -1867-October 13, 1918 is buried in Maple Grove, Holt County. # 47066103.

Dan and Nettie are married in 1910 Woodward County, Oklahoma, Nettie 42, with Pearl E. 20 and Amos J. 16,.

Pearl E. Lyons, born May 12, 1889 in Harper County Kansas, married Elmer Myers, and died July 2, 1963 at Woodard, Oklahoma - children Lloyd and Arlene Myers.

In 1930 Daniel B. 75 is in Woodward County, married to Mary U. Lyons, 57.

In Mooreland Cemetery are D.B. Lyons 1854-1940 # 128103702, and Mary V. Lyons 1872-1956.

Elsie graduated from the Oregon, Missouri, high school in 1906.

1906 " Miss Elsie Carder is giving good satisfaction as teacher at Bluff City."

   So Elsie was close to the Sipes family.

1907 "Miss Elsie Carder, class of 1906, Oregon High School, is teaching school in Osirif, Oklahoma."

May 20, 1910 Holt County, Missouri "The final settlement of the Margaret Carder estate showed a balance of $4,577.52; a distribution was ordered: to Elsie Carder-Smith, $900; Nettie Lyons, $589; George Watson, $846.50; Jonas Watson $664; Erle Richards assignee of W.P. Watson, $989.

In 1910 Rockland precinct, Logan County, Walter is 32, born in Missouri, with Elsie, 23, also Missouri, and they have Ivan E. 1, born in Kansas.

Walter proved up  a quarter in 15, 6N 49W in 1914.

Walter owned that quarter in 1917, but in 1920 they're farming in Garden County, Nebraska, with "Iven" 11, Clarence W. 9, and nine month old daughter Jessie L.

The Garden County history says that Walter Smith of Oshkosh was a member of the  County Fuel Committee at the start of WWI.

He registered with an address of Velma, Arthur, Nebraska, a stockman, born June 1, 1877.

They're still in Garden County in 1930, farming.

In 1940 Garden County, Ivan E. is married to Mary, and they have Myrtle J. 8, Lawrence A. 6, and Mary J. nine months.  Mother Elsie - says she's married but no spouse - is with them, and so is sister Jessie L. 21, a school teacher.

In 1951 Glendale, California Morris D. Scripter (Jessie L.) has a tile store, and they live at 1120 E. Wilson Avenue.

One tree said Walter died March 23, 1958 and is buried in Glen Haven Memorial Park, San Fernando, California.  It also said Jessie married Morris Donald Scripter in Glendale California in 1947, died in 1962, and is also buried in Glen Haven.

California death records have Walter Smith born June 1, 1877 in Missouri, dying March 23, 1958 in Los Angeles County, mother's maiden name Cooper.

Morris D. Scripter, from Keith County Nebraska - next to Garden County - enlisted February 1943 in Los Angeles, working in an aircraft factory.  His grandfather was a Civil War veteran, and a prominent rancher in Keith County, Nebraska.

"The lives of two families, the Tomlins and the Verdugos, became intertwined in 1947 when Norma Scripter arrived from Nebraska and rented a room from Dora Verdugo at 226 W. Elk Ave.

Her older brother, Donald, was boarding with the Tomlin family a few houses down, at 350 W. Elk Ave. Through her brother, Scripter met the Tomlin’s son, James. They fell in love and were married in the old sanctuary at Glendale Presbyterian Church. They were living in an apartment on Windsor Road when daughter Sue and son Roy were born.

In 1956 Norma and James Tomlin bought his parents’ house, moved in and enrolled their children at Thomas Edison Elementary School on Pacific Avenue. "

FindaGrave 88011367 has Jessie L. Scripter 1919-1962 "Beloved wife and mother" in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Los Angeles County.

Morris Roland  Scripter, born June 6, 1889 ??? died July 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, mother's maiden name Cliff - he's buried in Garden County, Nebraska. So he must have been living with daughter Norma Evelyn or son Morris Donald Scripter when he died.

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