Ellerton Wallace “E W” Smith

Ellerton Wallace “E W” Smith

Castleton, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 8 Mar 1918 (aged 81)
Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot West division Block 109 Row 3 Grave 7
Memorial ID 170731944 · View Source
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E. W. Smith, 81, Succumbs to Blood Poisoning—Burial Today.

E. W. Smith, 81 years old, died at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon in St. John’s hospital from blood poisoning and complications that developed. He was a member of the G. A. R. post at Baxter Springs, Kan., having moved to Joplin from that city five years ago. He lived at No. 1707 Main street.
The aged man dropped a lump of coal on his left hand several weeks ago, mashing it, and blood poison developed.

A wife, three sons, one daughter, one brother and a sister survive. With the exception of Mrs. Smith, all live at a distance.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Hurlbut Undertaking Company’s chapel at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. The G. A. R. will have charge. Burial will be in the G. A. R. plot in Fairview cemetery.

Published in the Joplin [MO] Globe, page 2, on March 9, 1918

Ellerton served in the Civil War in the 112th Illinois Infantry, Company I. He mustered in as a Private on 20 Sep 1862, in Peoria, Illinois, and out in June of 1863, same rank, for disability reasons.

He was married at least three times. His first marriage was to Phylura James, and they had at least six children together. They were married 12 Dec 1858 In Henry County, Illinois. The known children were: E C Smith 1859–?, Stephen Kenneth Smith 1862–1904, William Vincent Smith 1866–1948, James Burk Smith 1871–1961, George Emile Smith 1876–1962, and Hattie Viola (Smith) John 1880–1966.
Ellerton and Phylura divorced March 8, 1905 in Kansas.

On February 12, 1906, in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, he married Caroline L Haight, but the marriage did not last, as he married again in 1908, and Caroline married again (to Herman Lewis) in 1911.

Ellerton married Sarah (Marshall) Gibson Schoppa March 3, 1908, in Parsons, Labette County, Kansas. She survived him.

His Missouri death certificate was filed under the name of Wallace E Smith, and was informed by his wife Sarah's granddaughter, Ollie (Huston) Ketner.

In 1937, E. W.'s daughter, Hattie John, ordered a marker from the government for her father, who was buried in Fairview, in Joplin, according to the form. The marker was approved, ordered and delivered to Mrs. John, at her request, to her place of residence in Stark, Neosho County, Kansas, but was never installed. It was received by Mrs. John.

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  • Created by: Margaret Pickett
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 170731944
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellerton Wallace “E W” Smith (Dec 1836–8 Mar 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 170731944, citing Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Margaret Pickett (contributor 47875384) .