Ida Mae Clark was born in Red Oak, Iowa on August 29th, 1875. She came to Newton as a small child with her parents. She was married to William K. Smith on March 30th, 1896. She was a devoted member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Social Order of Beauceant and Royal Neighbors. At the time of her death on December 24th of 1947 she was survived by her husband (W.K. Smith, Sr.) , a son (W.K. Jr) and two daughters (Dollie Mills and Esther Perkins).