|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.
Moses Smith (1842 - 1926)
Katherine Smith (1853 - 1917)
Lula B. Smith (1884 - 1968)
Clyde Fritz Smith (1907 - 1983)*
J. R. Smith (1912 - 1997)*
Garden of Memories Cemetery
Maintained by: Jayson Cooper
Originally Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51108877