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 Rebecca Evelyn <I>Culbertson</I> Smith

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Rebecca Evelyn Culbertson Smith

Birth
Louisville, Clay County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 Dec 1954 (aged 82)
Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Burial Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 138134892 View Source

Rebecca Evalyn Culbertson was the daughter of Capt. Tucker Williamson Culbertson 1846 – 1932 and Margaret J. Mcknelly 1847 – 1918. Her known siblings were: Luella Culbertson 1867 – 1911; Sarah F. Culbertson 1869; Mary Jane Culbertson 1871 – 1932; Annie Elizabeth Culbertson 1874 – 1933; Alfred Alonzo Culbertson 1877 – 1930; John B. Culbertson 1880; Theodore Culbertson 1882 – 1937 and Thomas Neal Culbertson 1884 – 1954.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index revealed that REBECCA EVELYN CULBERTSON become the bride of GEORGE VINAL SMITH in a wedding ceremony in Douglas Co., Illinois. From this marriage the following known children were born: Tucker Philip Smith 1896 – 1951; Gertrude Elizabeth Smith 1898 – 1979; Margaret Nancy Smith 1900 – 1908; Vinal Stewart Smith 1903 – 1956; Phoebe Fay Smith 1905 – 1941; Leslie Lyndley Smith 1908 - 1961; Clayton Albert Smith 1910 – 1986 and Earl Wesley Smith 1914 – 1981.


The 1900 census revealed that Rebecca and George were living at 106 1/2 East Elm Street in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois. Their first 2 children had been born and George was was working in the building trade as a painter.

In the 1910 census Rebecca and George had built a new home at 707 Smith View Drive, and they still had a mortgage to pay off. George was still in the building trade, working as a carpenter. Rebecca had given birth to 7 children in their 14 years of marriage, and 6 of them were living.

Rebecca's beloved George Vinal Smith passed away on July 13 1915 in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, USA, She selected a burial plot for him at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign. She gathered her family around her dear George's funeral and grave to bid him a fond farewell, and to Rest in Peace.

In the 1930 census Rebecca was a Widow, living in 410 Church Street in Champaign, Champaign Co., Illinois. She was a Cook in a private home. She still had 4 children still at home. Vinal's work was connection Soda disfusers, and Clayton was a Salesman for an Advertising Co. Earl and Phebe were not working.

In 1940 Rececca owned a small house, valued at $100.00 in Rural Louisville, Clay Co., Illinois. She revealed that she had a source of income. Phebe had married and was divorced and had retained her maiden name, but she was not working and gave no sign of income.

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 confirmed that Robecca's beloved daughter, Phoebe Fay Smith passed away on Aug. 5, 1941. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana,Illinois, in a plot near her father.

Robecca's obituary said that she spent the last 4 month of her life as a patient in the Champaign Co. Nursing Home. Robecca Evalyn Culbertson Smith exhaled her last breath at 11:15am, December 22, 1954, when her spirit returned to God her Maker. Her body was buried in the burial plot next to her beloved George Vinal Smith in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana,Illinois. (bio by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman)


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