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 Orpha Lucille <I>Smith</I> Heselden-Underwood

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Orpha Lucille Smith Heselden-Underwood

  • Birth 15 Dec 1902 Lafayette, Stark County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 27 May 1939 Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 5249911

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Married to William Lyle Heselden February 19, 1932 in Galesburg, Illinois. One daughter, Florence Marie, was born to Orpha and her husband. Widowed on December 25, 1936 (about six weeks before the birth of their daughter, Florence).

She then married Jesse Underwood November 22, 1938 in Davenport, Iowa. She died two days after the birth of Norma June.

Two-year-old Florence was raised by her grandparents, Otis Smith and Jessie Smith, following their daughter's death.

Newborn Norma was raised by her father's parents, Joe and Olive Underwood.

Daughter of Jessie R.(Palmer) and Otis H. Smith. Sister of Harry Smith. Member of Rebekah Lodge No 971

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  • Originally Created by: Florence Banks
  • Added: 8 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5249911
  • Florence Banks
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Orpha Lucille Smith Heselden-Underwood (15 Dec 1902–27 May 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5249911, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Marsha (contributor 42403030) .