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Paula Bentley (#47559804)
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Sher
RE: Hollie H Smith is aka Henry H Smith
Osee was my paternal great aunt. I remember visiting her when I was around 6 or 8 years old. I never met Uncle Hollie since he died in 1927. I have been told he was born in Madisonville, Hopkins County, KY and that he was of Cherokee blood and chose to claim white as did his father Robert Smith. I show Robert and Amanda living in Kitchen, Hopkins Co., KY, Dist 73 in 1900. Henry (Hollie) was 26. He married Osee Weydeck July 2, 1901 in Steeleville, IL. Osee's brother, Martin was a witness. Hollie was a miner and was listed head of household in 1910 Southwest Precinct, Perry County, IL (Willisville Village). I have a copy of his WWI Draft Registration (1917-1918 Illinois, Perry Co., IL . Hollie is listed as head of household on 1920 Census in Village of Willisville, Perry Co., IL Dist 88. In 1930 Census for Willisville Village, Perry Co, IL Dist 18 only Osee is listed as widowed and shows 6 living children. I do not know how Hollie died but I do know that his son, Hallie died as a prisoner
of war in WWII. He was on a Japanese War Ship in the Southwest Pacific Theatre, Philippine Islands. He was in the army and was executed - shot while attempting to escape. The ship had been fired upon by US forces unknowing that it held their own army people. The ship sank. Only a memorial stone in Percy Village Cemetery is dedicated to Hallie.

Added by Sher on Mar 16, 2015 5:42 PM

Diane Miles
Morrow
Please send me edits thru the edit on the memorial. I have no idea what his memorial number may be. Thanks

Added by Diane Miles on Mar 26, 2013 9:09 PM

 
 

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