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Col Cornelius Cole Smith, Sr
Birth: Apr. 7, 1869
Tucson
Pima County
Arizona, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1936
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Sergeant in the 6th Cavalry, US Army. On January 1, 1891, First Sergeant Smith was in command of a supply train escort at White River, South Dakota. As the train prepared to cross a partially frozen White River, they were engaged by a force of 300 Sioux Indians. With only four men, First Sergeant Smith repelled the attack by the superior enemy force, held his position and prevented the Indian warriors from capturing the supply wagons. For distinguished bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Remaining in the Army, he served in the Spainish Amercian War, Philippines, World War I and retired a Colonel. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gilbert Cole Smith (1839 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Agnes Graham Smith (1872 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  Cornelius Cole Smith (1913 - 2004)*
 
 Sibling:
  Cornelius Cole Smith (1869 - 1936)
  Inez Smith Barber (1872 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: 393-5
 
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Originally Created by: William Barritt
Record added: Sep 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6807847
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Thank you for your service to your country. Rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Apr. 7, 2017

- Lazer
 Added: Sep. 10, 2016

- Cori H
 Added: Jan. 21, 2016
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