Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Homer D. Smith, Hiram N. Smith, 9 North 50 West

Homer cash claimed a quarter in sections 5 and 6, 9N 50W in 1886.

Hiram N. Smith cash-claimed a quarter in 22, 10N 50W in 1888, and another in 1893.

Hiram might be the Hiram N. Smith in 1890 Denver, an engineer for the Union Pacific.

January 7, 1898 North Platte, Nebraska "Hiram Smith has purchased the Alex Stewart property on east Sixth street, the reported consideration ???. Smith will be united in marriage next month to a very estimable lady of this city."

February 4, 1898 North Platte, Nebraska

February 4, 1898

In 1900 North Platte, John B. Murphy is a machinist, born June 1851 in Pennsylvania, marriet 13 years to Fannie June 1862 Illinois. She's had three children, one living. Loretta was born January 1888 in Nebraska.
May 1913 North Platte "Mr. and Mrs. John B. Murphy will leave today for Creston, Iowa, where they will spend several weeks with relatives. "

BROWNFIELD, I D; Postmaster; b York, Neb Apr 19, 1884; s of W L Brownfield-Lora H Blrod; ed Wallace; Mo Auction Sch 1917; m Loretta Louise Murphy June 14, 1922 North Platte; 1884 moved to Wallace; 1897-1935 farmer & stockman near Hershey; 1917-35 auctioneer; 1924-35 with firm of Brownfield-Fowler, dlrs in livestock; 1935- PM; Control Club; Dem;. hobbies, saddle & driving horses; res Hershey.
BROWNFIELD, LORETTA LOUISE: Homemaker; b North Platte, Neb Jan 17, 1888; d of John B Murphy-Fannie Kennedy; ed North Platte HS 1907; KSTC 1909; m I D Brownfield June 14, 1922 North Platte; 1907-16 tchr in Lincoln Co schs; 1916-22 librarian in North Platte pub lib; since marriage has lived in Hershey & is now secy sch bd; past pres Neb St Lib Assn; past pres Womans Club; guardian Camp Fire Girls; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbles, reading, collection of china & glassware; res Hershey.


Joseph Lawrence Murphy 1867-1942 is buried in North Platte # 50223327 "Son of Patrick Murphy and Catherine Mullen Murphy Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Daily Murphy and Margaret Murphy buried Nov 5, 1942 Lot 831 RR Engineer "
It says he was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

In 1900 North Platte, Hiram born Dec 1852 in New York is an engineer, Margarete March 1866 Pennsylvania, have father Patrick C. Murphy July 1826 Ireland, widowed.

(In 1880 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, Patrick was 54, Catherine 47, John 27, Thomas 25, Mary 23, Margaret 18, Francis 16, Anny 14, Joseph 12, and Edward 6.)

In 1920 North Platte, Hiram is still a locomotive engineer at age 67, born in New York, Marguerite A. 52, born in Pennsylvania. They have two young men lodging with them.
Hiram 1854-1932 is buried in North Platte # 59390936, with Margaret 1864-1925 # 60723195, and an invant 1901 butied there too.

Stevens County, Kansas history - Hiram N. Smith attended the country schools in Sangamon County in boyhood, and later spent one year in the Wesleyan University at Bloomington, Illinois, returning then to the farm where he remained until he came to Kansas. He was married in Illinois, September 20, 1877, to Miss Christiana Clark, and in 1884 they moved to Sumner County, Kansas, and spent two years near Oxford. In March, 1886, Mr. and Mrs. Smith each drove a covered wagon from Sumner County across the country into Stevens County, bringing with them their two children, in fact, Mrs. Smith had an infant on her lap at the time. They were accompanied by a group of other settlers, all seeking locations for permanent homes. Their initial weather welcome was unfriendly, as a fierce blizzard raged and the cold became so intense that some of their pigs and chickens that they had brought along as a beginning for the new home were frozen.

In 1900 Denver, H.D. Smith is a restaurant keeper, born March 1865 in Pennsylvania, married nine years to Bessie January 1868 Kansas. Lucretia was born February 1892 in Colorado.
This is a Harry D. Smith in 1910 and 1920, and in 1930 Bessie is with daughter Lucretia Elliott in Weld County, widowed, 61.


The undersigned, having been appointed administrator of the estate of Hiram Smith, deceased, late of the County of Larimer, in the State of Colorado, hereby gives notice that he will appear before the County Court of said Larimer County, at the Court House in Fort Collins, in said County, on the 13th day of March, 1911, at which time all persons having claims against said estate are notified and requested to attend for the purpose of having the same adjusted. All persons Indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned. Dated at Fort Collins, Colorado, this 9th day of February, 1911.

HOMER S. STEPHENS, Administrator of the Estate of Hiram Smith, deceased
Fred W. Stow , Attorney (last publication, March 3, 1911)


September 1, 1922 "The funeral of Hiram R. Smith, who died Tuesday at his home in Loveland was held in Loveland and burial took place Thursday in Fort Collins and members of the Fort Collins G.A.R., George H. Thomas post, to which Mr. Smith belonged from July 27, 1889, to December 13, 1890, when he transferred to the post in Loveland attended. Mr. Smith was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, 77 years ago and by profession was a teacher. He enlisted August 8, 1862, in Company F, 13th Pennsylvania. He was discharged July 1, 1865, when a corporal in the 4th Pennsylvania cavalry after two years and 11 months service. For twenty years he was a justice of the peace in Loveland."


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