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Logan County Pioneers:

Margaret C. Detamore, sister Mary (Detamore) and David C. Smith, Fleming

Margaret C. Detimore was born April 8, 1860 in Lewis County, West Virgina to John W. and Jestine A. Detimore.

In 1870 Lewis County, John Delamore is a millwright, with Justine A. 42, Ulam 15, Mary E. 12, Molly C. (Margaret( 10, Amanda 7, Etta 2, and John one month.
John W. Detamore 1828-1904 is buried in Lewis County # 100014115. So is Jestine (Hall) Detamore # 101856826.


One tree said Mary E. Detamore and D.C. Smith married November 5, 1879.

Mary E. Smith and David C. Smith divorced in Logan County, Colorado January 27, 1899.

Mary might be in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1900, born August 1857 in West Virginia, divorced. She's had three kids, two living. She's a housekeeper for widower Edison Sheldon and his children, and he works for teh Secretary of State.

In 1910 Sterling, David C. Smith 50 born in West Virginia, married nine years to Emma C. 39 born in Illnois, is farming. Thi sis his second marriage, her first. They have Eldon 7 and Leland two months, both born in Colorado.
In 1930 Sterling, David is 70, a police magistrate, with Emma C. 549.
In 1940 Sterling, David 80 and Emma 69 are living with E.E. Smith 37, his wife Edith 37 New Mexico, and Marjorie 8 and Wayland 3.

David Clark Smith 1859-1943 is buried in Sterling,# 21616677 with Emma C. (Durst) Smith 1870-1944 # 21629655 "Married March 15, 1901"
Eldon 1902-1969 # 21616891 and Eith 1902-1976 are buried in Sterling.


In 1900 Logan County, Maggie Delamor born April 1860 in West Virginia is single, teaching. Nephews Norval C. Smith April 1881 and Arden E. Smith October 1886, both born in West Virigina are with her.

Arden E. Smith was born Oct 1, 1885 in Weston County, West Virginia to David C. Smith and Mary E. Detamore.

Arden is living alone, farming, in 1910 Logan County, 24.

He claimed a quarter in section 15, 8N 50W in 1913.

Arden registered for WWI in Fleming, born Oct 1, 1885, farming with D.C. Smith of Sterling.
He's in Denver in 1920, living in a rooming house. In 1940 he's in Tampa, Florida, single, no occupation, boarding with a couple.

Margaret C. "Dataman" is in Logan County in 1910, living alone, the postmaster.
She was the postmaster from April 1905 to January 1914.
When the Fleming Cemetery Board held its first elections in 1915, John Hradecky was president, Loron Davis vice-president, Margaret Detamore secretary, and Norval Smith treasurer.

In 1920 Fleming, Margaret is 59, no occupation. Adopted daughter Nora C. Detamore 10 born i New York is with her, and her grand-nephew Gerald C. Smith.,, 4.

Nora C. Detamore married Harry Schmidt September 15, 1923, recorded in Logan County.

In 1930 Logan County, M. C. Detamore is 70, with grand-nephew Gerald Smith 14.

Margaret Detamore 1860-1944 is buried in Fleming, # 14566884.

Norval claimed 80 acres in 27, 8N 49W in 1913.

In 1920 Logan County, Norval is divorced, with Catherine 10 and Richard C. 7, both born in Colorado.

In 1928 Denver, Norval C. (Mae F.) is a carman for the Union Pacific, living at 473 Emerson.
In 1930 Denver, "Noval" is 49, born in Connecticut ??, with Mae G. 50 born in Nebraska. Richard 17 was born in Colorado.

Norval C. Smith 1881-1931 is buried in Fleming # 51182258, with Elizabeth (Corner) Smith 1880-1917.
Claudia 1906-1915 is buried in Fleming, too.

Gerald "Smitty" Smith, 85, of Sterling, died Thursday, June 21, 2001 in Sterling. Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at Christ United Methodist Church with the Revs. Delbert Paulsen and T.L. Phillips officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mr. Smith was born on Oct. 4, 1915 to Norval and Elizabeth (Corner) Smith in Fleming. In 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was in the 157th Infantry, and received a Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He was discharged in 1945. On March 17, 1946 he mar ried Bulalia Hagemeier in Fleming. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Sterling BPO Elks Lodge No. 1336. He was the head custodian at Sterling High School for several years. He received an honorary membership in the International Thespians Society, awards from the Future Farmers of America, the Boy Scouts of America, as well as many awards from various graduating classes. Mr. Smith is survived by a son, Gerry Smith and wife Kathy of Greeley; a daughter, Sammie Pomeroy and husband Perry of Atwood; and four grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eulalia Smith in 1995; a brother, Richard Smith; and a sister, Katherine Terrill. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Lura A. Smith claimed a quarter in 24, 8N 49W in 1908.

John M. Smith claimed a quarter in sections 1 and 2, 8N 49W in 1895

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