|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1876|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1959|
William Thomas aka "Tom or WT" Smith
William Thomas Smith was born 29 December 1876 in Bastrop County, Texas.
He was the 3rd child of Mary Tanner and Lewis Spinks Smith.
William Tom was 14 years old when his father Lewis Spinks Smith died.
William Thomas Smith received $6.24 for enlisting in the Spanish American War. He was in Company H, 1st Texas Volunteer Infantry. He was sworn in at Red Rock, Bastrop County, Texas.
Tom Smith married Ann Eliza Mae Willford on 11 April 1904 in Bastrop County, Texas. Ann Eliza Mae Willford's was the daughter of Rebecca Jane Bell and Jonathan Williford.
He can be found in the following census:
1880 Precinct #6, Bastrop County, Texas.
1910 Justice Precinct #5, Bastrop County, Texas.
1920 Justice Precinct #6, Bastrop County, Texas.
1930 Precinct #7, Live Oak County, Texas.
Ann Eliza Mae Willford and Tom Smith had the following children:
Georgia Clarola Smith 1905, Bastrop County, Texas
Rebecca "Becky" Laura Smith 1906, Bastrop County, Texas
William Joseph Smith 1908. Bastrop County, Texas
Preston Rollie Smith 1910, Bastrop County, Texas
Kenneth Ivy Smith 1911, Bastrop County, Texas
Robert E. Lee Smith 1913, Bastrop County, Texas
Judy Franklin Smith 1915, Bastrop County, Texas
Mary Louise Smith 1917, Bastrop County, Texas
Sylvia Leslie Smith 1919, Bastrop County, Texas
Una Bell Smith 1920, Bastrop County, Texas
Earl B. Mayfield Smith 1922, Bastrop County, Texas
Margaret Elizabeth Smith 1924, Bastrop County, Texas
The following was taken from an article written by Judy Smith Clifton in the book, History of the People of Live Oak County, Texas.
"My father was a constable in Simmons for a number of years.
He was a great hunter, trapper, and fisherman. His brother, Jim "Judge" Smith, who came to Simmons before Tom was a Justice of the Peace. He married Simmons couples.
All the children except Georgia attended the Simmons School.
We traded at the Matkins Store and received our mail at the Post Office there.
We were a family of friendly people and enjoyed walking to visit our neighbors. We worshipped in the Simmons Community Church.
In January 1959, Tom purchased 12 blocks/lots in Simmons, Live Oak County, Texas.
Source: Land Records, Book , Page 234
Tom died January 1959. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Section C1-18.
I have not been able to find his death certificate but I have two obits from two different newspapers.
Elgin Courier, Elgin, Texas, January 22, 1959 Page 3
Several from here attended the
funeral of Tom Smith, age 82, of
Three Rivers at the Oak Hill Ceme-
tery near McDade Wednesday
Jan. 7. His wife was the former
Ann Willford. There were both
well known here to many folks.
He also had some relatives a-
Lewis Louis Spinks LS Smith (1831 - 1891)
Mary E. C. Tanner Smith (1852 - 1889)
Ann Eliza Mae Willford Smith (1883 - 1956)*
Georgia Clarola Smith Jones-Kennedy (1905 - 1983)*
Rebecca Laura "Becky" Smith (1906 - 1915)*
Preston Rollie Smith (1910 - 1991)*
Kenneth Ivy Smith (1911 - 1916)*
Judy Franklin Smith Clifton (1915 - 1997)*
Mary Louise Smith Pickens (1917 - 2004)*
Silvia Leslie Smith (1919 - 1919)*
James "Jim" Lewis Smith (1873 - 1943)*
William Thomas "Tom" Smith (1876 - 1959)
George Washington Smith (1879 - 1951)*
Jessie Elizabeth Smith Weaver (1882 - 1973)*
Rollie N Smith (1884 - 1978)*
John Wesley Smith (1886 - 1904)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: C 1-18
Maintained by: B. Jones
Originally Created by: Edward
Record added: Nov 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31579340
The corrected date for the land purchase was Sept. 1956.|
Added: Mar. 31, 2014
Added: Aug. 14, 2013