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Charles Henry "Henry" Smith

Male 1881 - 1951


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  • Name  Charles Henry "Henry" Smith  [1, 2
    Nickname  Henry 
    Born  18 Jul 1881  near Elrick Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Died  24 May 1951  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Cause: complications following a stroke 
    Buried  27 May 1951  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Obituary  31 May 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Henry Smith Funeral Saturday

      Funeral services for Charles Henry Smith, widely known former business man and telegraph operator here, were held Saturday afternoon (May 27, 1951) in the Methodist church with Reverend Robert Dodder in charge. For 42 years a telegrapher and station agent in the employ of the M. & St. L. railroad, Mr. Smith was also associated with other members of his family in the restaurant business in Morning Sun for many years.

      Several years ago he suffered a stroke and had been in poor health since that time. On Thursday, May 24, while at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vera Delzell, in Wapello, he died following another stroke.

      He was the son of Henry and Henretta Martin Smith and was born near Elrick Junction, Iowa, on July 18, 1881. He was married to Nora Marshall who died in February, 1950.

      Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vera Delzell, Wapello, and four sons: Merle Smith, Davenport; Albert Smith Wapello; Harold Smith and Raymond Smith, both of Morning Sun. Also surviving is a sister, Katherine Smith, of Marshalltown, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

      Burial services in Elmwood cemetery were conducted by members of the Masonic lodge.

      Out of town people attending funeral services included Katherine Smith Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Smith and sons, Davenport; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Delzell, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith and daughter, Bailey, Van Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Mackey and daughter, all of Wapello; Mr and Mrs. Billie Delzell and daughter, Central City Nebraska; Mrs. Nellie Mrs. Nellie Willets, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. J. K Latta, Washington.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [2
    • Name: Smith, Charles H.; Sex: M; Born: 1881; Died or Buried: 1951; Age: 70; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-71; Notes: 1881-1951
    Person ID  I33015  All Families
    Last Modified  16 Feb 2014 

    Family  Nora Blanch "Nettie" Marshall,   b. 9 Jul 1881, Cairo, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1950, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Dec 1899  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Charles H. Smith; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 20 December 1899; Event Place: Louisa County, Iowa, United States; Age: 19; Father's Name: Henry Smith; Mother's Name: Henrietta Martin; Spouse's Name: Nora Marshall; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1880; Spouse's Father's Name: John Marshall; Spouse's Mother's Name: Lunetta Letsey; Reference ID: cn758 p120; GS Film Number: 1006649; Digital Folder Number: 004309899
    Issue 
    • There were five children from this marriage.
    Children 
    >1. Vera Estelle Smith,   b. 30 May 1901, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1986, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Raymond Smith,   b. 30 May 1911, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1982
    Last Modified  12 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F12133  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4433] Delzell, Vera Estelle (Smith) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, May 1986) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S12932] Smith, Charles "Henry" - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, May 31, 1951; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IAIA1925_1818

    6. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S12933] Smith, Nora Blanch "Nettie" (Marshall) - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 23, 1950; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).