|Birth: ||Aug. 25, 1873|
|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1963|
Daughter of Charles F. and Lucinda Smith.
Wife of William Franklin Eads Jr. They married on Feb. 29, 1896 in Wayne County, MO and had six children: Frank, Buck, Mollie Camalene Tipton, Columbus F., James Arnold, and Ruth Nicholson.
In 1880, 5-year old Darthula Smith was living in St. Francois Township, Wayne Co., MO, with younger brother James A. Smith, along with their parents Charles (age 28 and born in Tennessee) and Lucinda (age 27 and born in Missouri). Living next door to this young family were her grandparents, Alexander Smith Sr. and Catherine (Wright) Smith and their son Alexander Jr. By 1900, Darthula had been married for 5 years to William Franklin Eads Jr. and they had two of their children. In 1920, still in St. Francois Township, Wayne Co., MO, at age 44, she was a widow with three children still at home and lived next door to her daughter Mollie Camalene and son-in-law Pearl Marion Tipton. She worked as a washerwoman out of her rented house, is said to have had gorgeous red hair the color of a new copper penny, and was called "Granny Eads" by everyone because of her loving, maternal nature.
Charles F. Smith (1852 - 1914)
William Franklin Eads (1870 - 1914)
Mollie Camalene Eads Tipton (1898 - 1978)*
Columbus Franklin Eads (1908 - 1992)*
James Arnold Eads (1911 - 1963)*
Darthula Dalue Smith Eads (1873 - 1963)
Rosa Ann Smith-Esterak Vollentine (1896 - 1984)*
New Prospect Cemetery
Created by: Mary
Record added: Jun 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27371995
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I am so glad to finally meet you Grandmother. I have heard so much about you, it is so nice to have a picture to go with those stories. I am Columbus EADS Granddaughter. Now I know where the Red Highlights in my hair come from. I would have loved to have ...(Read more)|
Added: Mar. 6, 2009
Mother always loved you.|
Added: Jul. 24, 2008