I am researching my
grandfather's family, Walter John SMITH and I was able to piece
together from what my mom remembers and family lore. I have found
Joseph in the U.S. Census from 1880-1930, seeking to contact the
grandfather's brothers and sisters, according to my
great-grandmother's obit, she is survived by 93 SURVIVORS, 43
grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. besides her (5) daughters
and (3) sons. What I have posted is the summary of my research so far.
SMITH Joseph was born 14 May 1878 in Lower Saucon Township,
Bethlehem, Pa and was married on 4 Jun 1898 in Lutheran Congregation
Of Christ Union Church, Hellertown, Pa. He died 28 Apr 1924 in St.
Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa and was buried 1 May 1924 in Fountain
Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Pa.
Joseph married DRAUCH Mary
Elizabeth , daughter of DRAUCH Leidy and HELCHNER Ellen, on 4 Jun 1898
in Lutheran Congregation Of Christ Union Church. Mary was born3 3 Dec
1880 in Lower Saucon Township, Bethlehem, Pa and was married on 6 4
Jun 1898 in Lutheran Congregation Of Christ Union Church, H, Pa . She
died 10 Dec 1970 in St. Francis Hospital, Trenton, NJ and was buried
12 Dec 1970 in Fountain Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Pa.
They had 12 children,
including my grandfather, Walter John SMITH. Here are the
Florence SMITH was born
3 Jul 1899. She died before 1930. Florence married WOODRING John.
Little is known about Florence but she died as young woman, she was
living with Joseph and Mary from 1900-1920, she was listed as Divorcee
in the 1920 census. According to Joseph's obit, he is survived by
grandchildren and I am assuming they were Florence's.
Preston J. SMITH was
born 10 May 1901 and died 27 Feb 1960. Preston married Winifred L.
BECK, daughter of Charles BECK and Kathe rine DELONG about 1929.
Winifred was born 29 May 1907 in Bingen, Pa and was married on about
1929 . She died 8 Apr 1993 in Westminster Village, Allentown, Pa and
was buried 13 Apr 1993 in Memorial Park, Bethlehem, Pa. Preston and
Winifred had 2 children, Donald and Nancy SMITH. Seeking to
contact the decendants of Donald and Nancy (SMITH) Webster.
Warren Robert SMITH Sr
was born about 1903 and died 13 May 1947. Warren married COOL Eva J.
about 1922. Eva was born 8 Jan 1903 and she died Dec 1980 in
Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA. They had the 6 children: Mildred,
Curtis C., Warren Robert Jr., Albert R., George P., Ernest . Seeking
to contact the children of Warren and Eva J. and thier decendants.
Ralph E. SMITH was born
9 Feb 1906. He died Dec 1980 in Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA. Little
is known about Ralph, seeking information about Ralph and any family
he might have had and to contact his decendants.
Viola G. SMITH w as
born 17 Aug 1908 and died 14 Jul 1993. According to my research, Viola
married three times and had children with each of her husbands, 1st
husband was a ROMIG, 2nd husband MOYER, 3rd husband was Raymond RUTH.
Seeking to contact the children of each of the husband and their
Edward Peter SMITH was
born 3 Feb 1910 and died 25 Mar 1955. Edward married Gladys BARTHOLD.
Gladys was born 13 Nov 1914. They had 4 children: SMITH Edward
Joseph, Edward is believed have died in the Korean Conflict. George
Philip SMITH, David Barthold (Allen) SMITH, Thomas
Walter John SMITH was
Dorothy M. SMITH was
born 3 Jul 1914 and died Nov 1981. Dorothy married Owen WILLAMS Sr.
Owen was born 24 Apr 1911. He died 13 Oct 1984 in Ackermanville,
Northampton, Pennsylvania. They had 8 children:
WILLAMS.Virginia married Alex TUROCZI.
Elizabeth married EVERETT Roderick
Delores married VAVARRE Marvin. Delores also married a
Joyce married ALBERT James.
WILLAMS Owen Jr was
born 8 Sep 1932 and died 29 Dec 1996. Owen married Helen
ALTEMUS. They have 3 children. Seeking to contact them as well.
SMITH Anna was born about 1917. Anna married ELINE. Little is
known about Anna and her family, seeking information and to contact
the decendants of Anna Eline.
SMITH Charles T. was born 19 Apr 1921. He died 26 Jan 1988 in
Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Charles married ELINE Arlene. Seeking
information and to contact the decendants of Charles and Arlene
SMITH Verna was born 7 Nov 1922 and died 28 Jun 1998. Verna
married HARTNAGLE Arthur. Arthur died Feb 1977. They had 9 children:
Theresa was born 25 Apr 1940 and died 5 Mar 2003.
HARTNAGLE Sara Jane was
born 30 May 1941.
HARTNAGLE Robert Joseph
"Bobby" was born 30 Jun 1942 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem,
Pa. He died 16 Dec 1994 in Lambertville, Hunterdon, New Jersey.
HARTNAGLE Arthur Joseph
Jr was born 29 Sep 1943.
Kraiser was born 3 Jun 1947 in Mercer Hospital, Trenton, NJ. He
died 25 Mar 1980 in NJ.
HARTNAGLE George Allen
was born 3 Jun.
HARTNAGLE James Edward
was born 21 Nov 1948 and died 18 Oct 2001.
HARTNAGLE Mary Elizabeth
was born 17 Aug 1954.
HARTNAGLE Leona Louise
was born 10 Sep 1960.
Verna also married
(2) ROCHE John J.
"Kathyrn" was born 6 Nov 1924 and died 25 Oct 2004. Kathyrn married
FLUCK Albert and they had 1 child. FLUCK Barbara. Barbara married
LEIBY. Seeking information about Kathyrn and Albert and their family
and their decendants.
Anyone with information on
this family please contact me at joeandsteph@cqservices with this
subject: Child of Joseph and Mary (Druch) SMITH: (and the n ame
of the child). Thank you for any help in tracking down this family.