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Parmenis Smith
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1841
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1935
Nebraska, USA

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Parmenis Smith
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Ohio
Regiment Name: 91 Ohio Infantry
Company: I
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M552 roll 101
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Parmenis Smith
Age at Enlistment: 20
Enlistment Date: 8 Nov 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Ohio
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Ohio 91st Infantry Regiment on 7 Sep 1862. Mustered out 5 Jun 1865 at Philadelphia, PA.
Birth Date: abt 1842
Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio
Contributed by Sue Macduff:) (47122067):

Civil War Service: Co I, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisted 11 Aug 1862, wounded in the head at the Battle of Opequam, Virginia, 19 Sep 1864, and discharged 6 Jun 1865.

He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan, June 1870, with Elective Scientific degree. He worked as a school teacher in 1870. He was a Minister in the Methodist Church for 30 years.

1880 US Census, Milan Twp., Rock Island Co., IL:
Place of Birth: Ohio
Father's Place of Birth: Ohio
Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio
Occupation: Methodist Episcopal Minister
(Listed as Parmineus Smith in the census record)

1920 US Census, W. Roseburg Precinct, Douglas Co., OR:
Age: 78
Place of Birth: Ohio
Father's Place of Birth: Ohio
Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio
Occupation: None

1930 US Census, Nebraska Soldiers & Sailors Home and Hospital, Hall Co., NE

FGR memorial for Parmenis Smith's second wife, Sylvia Elizabeth (Michael) Wiley (36342286). Sylvia's memorial mentions Parmenis.
Please add the following information to his Bio at the request of Steve Kay:

"Rev. Parmenis Smith, 93, Civil War veteran, died at his home here Saturday. He had been a resident of Aurora less than three years, coming here in June 1932. . . Parmenis Smith, son of Squire and Nancy Smith, was born November 7, 1841, was reared in Adams county, Ohio, and died January 12, 1935, at the age of 93 years, 2 months and five days.

Entering the Civil War he enlisted August 11, 1862, in Company I of Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was discharged June 6, 1865. He was wounded September 19, 1864, while bearing the colors of the regiment in the battle at Winchester, Va. He returned to his home and started west August 1, 1865. He taught the public school during the winter of 1865 and 1866. Then he entered school at Illinois Wesleyan university, graduating in June 1870. He was married August 16, 1870, to Rebecca J. Kay, who died March 4, 1923, and was buried in the Soldiers home Cemetery, Grand Island, Nebr. To this union were born four children, two sons and two daughters: Mrs. Maude Mickey of San Francisco, Ca.; Carl P. Smith of Los Angeles, Ca., Robert R. Smith of Albany, Ore., and Lenora Blakeslee of San Diego, Ca. In September 1871 he entered the ministerial work and joined the Central Illinois conference of the Methodist Church serving as a minister of that church for 30 years. He was married June 4, 1924, to Mrs. Sylvia Wiley, who died April 11, 1930, at Grand Island, Nebr. On June 30, 1932, he was married to Mrs. Martha Wink, who preceded him in death only a few months."

~ Hamilton County Register, 18 Jan 1935 
Family links: 
  Squire Smith (1809 - 1890)
  Nancy Ann Blair Smith (1812 - 1846)
  Rebecca Jerusha Smith (1845 - 1923)
  Sylvia Elizabeth Michael Wiley (1853 - 1930)
  Martha M Lee Smith (1853 - 1934)*
  Luola Maude Smith Mickey (1872 - 1951)*
  Freebon Clide Smith (1874 - 1895)*
  Carl Parmenis Smith (1881 - 1943)*
  Ethel Fern Smith (1882 - 1900)*
  Robert Ray Smith (1884 - 1970)*
  Lenora Ada Smith Blakeslee (1888 - 1966)*
  John W. Smith (1832 - 1916)*
  Samuel Maddox Smith (1834 - 1929)*
  George W Smith (1836 - 1881)*
  Elizabeth Smith Maddox (1839 - 1932)*
  Parmenis Smith (1841 - 1935)
  Wilson Smith (1843 - 1862)*
  Harvey Allen Smith (1844 - 1847)*
  Joseph C. Smith (1850 - 1880)**
  Nancy Ann Smith Fenton (1855 - 1927)**
  Amanda Jane Smith Duffey (1857 - 1939)**
  Alfred Smith (1860 - 1940)**
  Sanford N Smith (1863 - 1881)**
*Calculated relationship
Co I, 91 Ohio Inf.
Soldiers And Sailors Cemetery
Grand Island
Hall County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Row 1
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Jul 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39843569
Parmenis Smith
Added by: Sue McDuffe:)
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- Lois
 Added: Jan. 15, 2013

- Steve Kay
 Added: Aug. 6, 2010

- Linda Applegate Brown
 Added: Dec. 30, 2009

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