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Walter Bert "Jake" Smith
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Birth: May 14, 1883
Death: Feb. 8, 1953

Walter Smith went by the nick-name Jake. This was probably because he lost the use of his left arm in a car accident. Jake's arm was hanging out the window of his pickup truck when he either sideswiped or was sideswiped by a combine.

He was married to Lula Bella (Latham) Smith (Find A Grave Memorial# 51108922).

He had 9 children with her: Daniel, Clara, Oran, Clyde (Fritz) (Find A Grave Memorial# 51108742), Waran, JR (Mutt)(Find A Grave Memorial# 77205598), Thelma, Odelle, and Louise.

He was the son of Moses (Find A Grave Memorial# 51108832) and Katherine Smith (Find A Grave Memorial# 51108819)

Jake made his living installing fences on the frontier, Although Jake did not have use of his left arm he, his son, and his grandson stretched miles of barbed wire across the Texas landscape. Jake never pattented his invention, but he was the inventor of the motorized barbed wire stretcher.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Moses Smith (1842 - 1926)
  Katherine Smith (1853 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Lula B. Smith (1884 - 1968)
 
 Children:
  Clyde Fritz Smith (1907 - 1983)*
  J. R. Smith (1912 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Garden of Memories Cemetery
Paducah
Cottle County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Jayson Cooper
Originally Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51108877
Walter Bert Jake Smith
Added by: Jayson Cooper
 
Walter Bert Jake Smith
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