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Samuel Church Smith
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1825
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
Death: 1907

After his first wife's death in 1886, he married Louisa Lehman.
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From the web site at:
http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/platte/platte-p7.html
SAMUEL C. SMITH, agent for Union Pacific Railway Lands, first came to Nebraska in the fall of 1864, and made a purchase of a farm in Cass County; did not live on it, however, but bought a house in Plattsmouth and lived there a short time, then went to the Pawnee Reservation as Government trader, and there remained about eighteen months; he then located on a farm in the western part of Platte County, Town 17, Range 3 west, where he followed farming about four years. Mr. S. yet owns his farm, which is carried on under his supervision, it being chiefly a stock farm. He moved to Columbus in the fall of 1871. and became agent for Union Pacific Railway Lands and general dealer in real estate, etc. He has been a member of the Board of County Commissioners three years. The subject of this sketch was born in Middlesex County, Conn., July 10, 1825. He lived in Missouri from 1857 to 1865, where he took an active part in raising and enlisting troops for the United States Army, and in demonstrating Union sentiments. Was married in Lincoln County, Mo., in 1859, to Miss Clara A. Boone, a native of the latter county, being a descendant of the Daniel Boone family. Four children--George B., born in 1861; Lillian, born in 1865; Elmer, born in 1868; Nellie B., born in 1872. He is a member of Masonic Lodge and Royal Arcanum.
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From the web site:
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/platte/vitals/vitals1907b.html
The Columbus Journal, May 1, 1907
The funeral of the late Samuel C. Smith was held at the home of Judge J.G. Reeder Sunday afternoon at 2:30, being conducted by Rev. Munro of the Congregational church. The services were in charge of the Masons and Rev. DeWolfe of the Methodist church read the impressive burial service at the grave.
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From the web site:
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/OLLibrary/Platte/pages/bios/hpcn0170.htm
Samuel Church Smith was born July 10, 1825, in Haddam, Connecticut. In 1859, he was married to Clara A. Boone, a great-niece of the Kentucky scout, Daniel Boone. They had three children: Elmer, George and Lillian, Mrs. James G. Reeder of Columbus, Elmer, a civil engineer, who was one of the first to go to the Panama Canal Zone. He worked on the Nicaraguan Survey and did preliminary work on the Isthmus. He did some of the most important work in the Canal Zone. He had patented a device to be used in the construction of the dams which had attracted wide attention in engineering circles. Elmer Church Smith died July 10, 1906, in the Canal Zone, of malaria. George Boone Smith, born in Clarksville, Missouri, spent his early life there and learned the printer's trade and gave much time to the study of music. He was in the real estate business for twelve years with his father, in San Diego. Later he was with the National City newspaper in National City. He was married to Mary Alice Morrell, whom he met in the newspaper office. They had one son, Clarence Smith.

Mr. Samuel Smith, a resident of Platte County for twenty-one years, came here in 1865 to take charge of a government trading post, on the Pawnee Indian Reservation, at Genoa. He remained there for one year. Then for four years following, he occupied a farm in the Looking Glass Valley. In 1870 he moved to Columbus where he lived for sixteen years. He was in the real estate business, which kept him in close touch with all the early homesteaders. Mr. Smith was never a public man, but he left the record of being a very progressive and public spirited man. He was liberal with his money and energy and thereby encouraged public improvements and enterprises.

Clara Boone Smith died May 27, 1886, and in that year, Mr. Smith moved to California. In 1887, he married Louisa Lehman, of Des Moines, Iowa, a sister of George Lehman, of Columbus. Mr. Smith died in 1907.
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Thanks to contributor #47525613 for links to parents. 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Smith (1749 - 1834)
  Esther Smith (____ - 1833)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara A. Boone Smith (1834 - 1886)
 
 Children:
  Lillian Smith Reeder (1865 - 1945)*
  Elmer Church Smith (1870 - 1906)*
  Samuel Smith (1875 - 1876)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Columbus Cemetery
Columbus
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Don
Record added: May 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19300275
Samuel Church Smith
Added by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
 
Samuel Church Smith
Added by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
 
Samuel Church Smith
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