|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1877|
Caldwell Elias "Carl" Smith was born on 27 January 1877 in Columbus, Texas.
He married Velma Paquita McGlaun on 19 June 1901 in Lavaca County, Texas. The Storm of 1900 forced him to seek employment in the boomtown Guffey, Texas (later known as Spindletop).
In November of the 1903, after harvesting their crops and the birth of their first child, Carl and Velma left Lavaca County with the McGlaun family in four wagons during a terrible rainy season. The flood-choked streams and muddy roads presented quite a problem in their travel. It took the family two months to cover the 195 miles from Lavaca County to Liberty. The last 45 miles were made by train with Carl as wagon master.
Carl and Velma eventually had four children: Laura Melissa, Ernest Clinton, Elmo James, and Elva. The family moved from Spindletop to Odessa, Texas.
Carl Smith died 1923, aged 46, in Midland, Texas, and was buried with his wife at Fairview Cemetery.
Velma Paquita McGlaun Smith (1883 - 1969)*
1877 --- 1923
Note: double stone with VELMA McGLAUN SMITH
Created by: meet Virginia
Record added: Feb 23, 2009
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