Section AMI: Descendants of Robert Smith

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Generation One

1. ROBERT1 SMITH was born 3 March 1827[47] in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom[8], died on 20 April 1893[47] and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Kentwood, Kent Co., Michigan, United States[47]. He married in Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada[43, 55], on 12 Jan. 1849[43, 55], (UA-2) MARIA HALEY, daughter of (UA-1) Patrick and Mary Ann (_____) HALEY, who was born on 4 March 1830 in Belfast, Ireland[8], died on 31 Oct. 1891[38] in Paris Twp., Kent Co.[38], and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery[48].

From the 14 Jan. 1861 census, in South Norwich, Oxford Co., Ontario[9]:

NameOccupationBirthplaceReligionAge at Next BirthdayGenderMarital Status
Robert SmithFarmerEnglandPresbyterian34MM
Maria SmithIrelandPresbyterian30FM
John T. SmithONPresbyterian11MS
James W. SmithONPresbyterian10MS
Robert G. SmithONPresbyterian7MS
Mary Ann SmithONPresbyterian5FS
Alice Jane SmithONPresbyterian3FS

From the 1 June 1870 census, in Paris Twp.[11]:

Dwelling #Family #NameAgeGenderColorOccupationReal Estate ValuePersonal Estate ValueBirthplaceFather Foreign BornMother Foreign BornAttended School Within the YearMale Citizen Over 21
153154Smith, Robert44MWFarmer6000900Englandyyy
Smith, Maria40FWKeeping HouseIrelandyy
Smith, John20MWAt HomeCanadayy
Smith, James18MWCanadayy
Smith, Robert16MWCanadayyy
Smith, Mary14FWCanadayyy
Smith, Alice12FWCanadayyy
Smith, Maria9FWCanadayyy
Smith, Cornice6MWCanadayyy

[8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 33, 47]
Children:
+2i.JOHN THOMAS2 SMITH, b. on 9 Feb. 1850[18] in Toronto, York Co., Ontario[36]; d. on 1 March 1916[8] in Caledonia, Kent Co.[8]; m. (1) on 16 March 1871[41] in Paris Twp.[41] (NN-33) ELIZABETH LEORA DAVIS, b. in Michigan[38] on 17 March 1850[38], d. in Leighton Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan[38] on 18 July 1891[38], daughter of (NN-28) Isaac Dixon and (AIU-80) Sophia Amelia (REED) DAVIS; m. (2) on 19 Dec. 1892[40] in Allegan, Allegan Co.[40] HATTIE HEINTZ, b. in Gaines Twp., Kent Co.[19, 39] in 1872[19, 39].
3ii.JAMES WILLIAM SMITH, b. on 27 Sept. 1851 in Toronto; d. on 18 June 1923[46] in Wayland, Allegan Co.[46].
4iii.ROBERT GEORGE SMITH, b. on 23 May 1854 in Toronto; d. in 1933[49] in Michigan[49]; bur. in Pine Hill Cemetery[49].
5iv.MARY ANN SMITH, b. on 7 May 1856 in Toronto; d. on 8 Oct. 1892 in Gaines Twp.
6v.ALICE JANE SMITH, b. on 4 Aug. 1858[2] in Toronto; d. on 7 July 1899[2, 50] in Gaines Twp.[2, 50]; bur. on 9 July 1899[2, 50] in Blain Cemetery, Cutlerville, Kent Co.[2, 50].
7vi.MARIAH MAHALIA SMITH, b. on 3 March 1861 in Toronto; d. about 1930.
8vii.CONNOR HAILEY SMITH, b. on 23 Aug. 1863[52] in Woodstock, Ontario; d. on 12 Aug. 1929[45] in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan[45].

Generation Two

2. JOHN THOMAS2 SMITH (Robert1), son of (1) Robert1 and (UA-2) Maria (HALEY) SMITH, was born on 9 Feb. 1850[18] in Toronto[36], died on 1 March 1916[8] in Caledonia[8] and was buried on 4 March 1916[8, 51] in Hooker Cemetery, Leighton Twp.[8, 51]. He married (1st) in Paris Twp.[41], on 16 March 1871[41], (NN-33) ELIZABETH LEORA DAVIS, daughter of (NN-28) Isaac Dixon and (AIU-80) Sophia Amelia (REED) DAVIS, who was born on 17 March 1850[38] in Michigan[38], died on 18 July 1891[38] in Leighton Twp.[38], and was buried in Leighton Twp. He married (2nd) in Allegan[40], on 19 Dec. 1892[40], HATTIE HEINTZ, who was born in 1872[19, 39] in Gaines Twp.[19, 39].

From the 14 Jan. 1861 census, in South Norwich[9]:

NameOccupationBirthplaceReligionAge at Next BirthdayGenderMarital Status
Robert SmithFarmerEnglandPresbyterian34MM
Maria SmithIrelandPresbyterian30FM
John T. SmithONPresbyterian11MS
James W. SmithONPresbyterian10MS
Robert G. SmithONPresbyterian7MS
Mary Ann SmithONPresbyterian5FS
Alice Jane SmithONPresbyterian3FS

From the 1 June 1870 census, in Paris Twp.[11]:

Dwelling #Family #NameAgeGenderColorOccupationReal Estate ValuePersonal Estate ValueBirthplaceFather Foreign BornMother Foreign BornAttended School Within the YearMale Citizen Over 21
153154Smith, Robert44MWFarmer6000900Englandyyy
Smith, Maria40FWKeeping HouseIrelandyy
Smith, John20MWAt HomeCanadayy
Smith, James18MWCanadayy
Smith, Robert16MWCanadayyy
Smith, Mary14FWCanadayyy
Smith, Alice12FWCanadayyy
Smith, Maria9FWCanadayyy
Smith, Cornice6MWCanadayyy

From the 1 June 1880 census, in Leighton Twp.[13]:

Dwelling #Family #NameColorGenderAgeBirth MonthDateMarital StatusOccupationBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
217220John Thomas SmithWM30MFarmingCANEnglandIreland
Elizabeth Leora SmithWF30MKeeps houseMINYNY
Roscoe G. SmithWM5SMICANMI
Robert Dixon SmithWM1/12MayMAY 1880SMICANMI

From the 1 June 1900 census, in Leighton Twp.[18]:

Dwelling #Family #NameColorGenderBirth month and yearAgeMarital StatusYears of MarriageNumber of ChildrenChildren LivingBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceImmigration YearYears in USNaturalizationOccupationMonths UnemployedCan ReadCan WriteCan Speak EnglishHome Owned or RentedHome Owned Free or MortgagedFarm or House# of Farm Schedule
159159Smith, John T.WMFEB 185050M7CanadaEnglandIreland186337NaFarmer0yesyesyesOFF145
Smith, HarretteWFMAR 187327M722MIGermanyCanadayesyesyes
Smith, James R.WMFEB 18955SMICanadaMI
Smith, IvyWMNOV 18963SMICanadaMI
Smith, Roscoe G.WMAPR 187525M0MICanadaMIFarmer0yesyesyesRFF145
Smith, Ada V.WFDEC 187623M000MIOHOHyesyesyes
Smith, Robert D.WMMAY 188020SMICanadaMIFarmer0yesyesyesRFF145

From the 15 April 1910 census, in Caledonia[24]:

Dwelling #Family #NameGenderColorAgeMarital StatusYears of MarriageNumber of ChildrenChildren LivingBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceImmigration YearNaturalizationLanguageOccupationPlace of WorkEmployer, Employee, or Own AccountUnemployedWeeks UnemployedCan ReadCan WriteAttended School Within the YearHome Owned or RentedHome Owned Free or MortgagedFarm or House
1111Smith, John T.MW60M218CANEnglandIreland1864NaEnglishCashierBankWNo0yesyesOFH
Smith, HattieFW38M11822MIGermanyCanadaEnglishnoneyesyes
Smith, James R.MW15SMICANMIEnglishStudentPub. schoolyesyesyes
Smith, IvyMW13SMICANMIEnglishStudentPub. schoolyesyesyes

[8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 23, 24, 30, 34, 36, 37, 51]
1880 Census:
Occupation: Farming
Father's birthplace: ENG
Mother's birthplace: IRE[30]
Children of: John Thomas2 SMITH and Elizabeth Leora DAVIS:
9i.ROSCOE G.3 SMITH, b. in April 1875[18] in Michigan[13, 22]; d. in 1918; m. on 14 March 1900[39] in Corning, Allegan Co.[39] (ANV-30) ADA VIOLET STEEBY, b. in Leighton Twp.[29] on 19 Dec. 1876[18], d. on 14 May 1950, daughter of (ANV-20) Rudolph John and (CF-10) Mary Ann (AUBIL) STEEBY.
+10ii.ROBERT DIXON SMITH, b. on 15 May 1880[4, 42] in Leighton Twp.[4, 42]; d. on 22 Oct. 1952[44, 54] in Leighton Twp.[53]; m. on 20 March 1907[39] in Leighton Twp.[39] (EK-18) MARY AGNESS BECK, b. in Irving Twp., Barry Co., Michigan[6, 35, 42] on 24 March 1884[6, 35, 42], d. in Leighton Twp. on 12 Jan. 1963, daughter of (EK-6) Israel and (XG-19) Marion A. (JOHNSTON) BECK.

Children of: John Thomas2 SMITH and Hattie HEINTZ:
11i.JAMES R.3 SMITH, b. in Feb. 1895[18] in Michigan[24]; d. about 1960.
12ii.IVY SMITH, b. in Nov. 1896[18] in Michigan[24]; d. about 1960.

Generation Three

10. ROBERT DIXON3 SMITH (John Thomas2, Robert1), son of (2) John Thomas2 and (NN-33) Elizabeth Leora (DAVIS) SMITH, was born on 15 May 1880[4, 42] in Leighton Twp.[4, 42], died on 22 Oct. 1952[44, 54] in Leighton Twp.[53] and was buried in Leighton Twp. He married in Leighton Twp.[39], on 20 March 1907[39], (EK-18) MARY AGNESS BECK, daughter of (EK-6) Israel and (XG-19) Marion A. (JOHNSTON) BECK, who was born on 24 March 1884[6, 35, 42] in Irving Twp.[6, 35, 42], and died on 12 Jan. 1963 in Leighton Twp.

From the 1 June 1880 census, in Leighton Twp.[13]:

Dwelling #Family #NameColorGenderAgeBirth MonthDateMarital StatusOccupationBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
217220John Thomas SmithWM30MFarmingCANEnglandIreland
Elizabeth Leora SmithWF30MKeeps houseMINYNY
Roscoe G. SmithWM5SMICANMI
Robert Dixon SmithWM1/12MayMAY 1880SMICANMI

From the 1 June 1900 census, in Leighton Twp.[18]:

Dwelling #Family #NameColorGenderBirth month and yearAgeMarital StatusYears of MarriageNumber of ChildrenChildren LivingBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceImmigration YearYears in USNaturalizationOccupationMonths UnemployedCan ReadCan WriteCan Speak EnglishHome Owned or RentedHome Owned Free or MortgagedFarm or House# of Farm Schedule
159159Smith, John T.WMFEB 185050M7CanadaEnglandIreland186337NaFarmer0yesyesyesOFF145
Smith, HarretteWFMAR 187327M722MIGermanyCanadayesyesyes
Smith, James R.WMFEB 18955SMICanadaMI
Smith, IvyWMNOV 18963SMICanadaMI
Smith, Roscoe G.WMAPR 187525M0MICanadaMIFarmer0yesyesyesRFF145
Smith, Ada V.WFDEC 187623M000MIOHOHyesyesyes
Smith, Robert D.WMMAY 188020SMICanadaMIFarmer0yesyesyesRFF145

From the 15 April 1910 census, in Leighton Twp.[21]:

Dwelling #Family #NameGenderColorAgeMarital StatusYears of MarriageNumber of ChildrenChildren LivingBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceLanguageOccupationPlace of WorkEmployer, Employee, or Own AccountUnemployedWeeks UnemployedCan ReadCan WriteHome Owned or RentedFarm or House# of Farm Schedule
7982Smith, Robert D.MW29M13MIONMIEnglishFarmerGeneral farmEmpyesyesRF69
Smith, Mary E.FW26M1311MIOHScotlandEnglishnoneyesyes
Smith, John T.MW5/12SMIMIMInone
Heath, WilliamMW51SMIMIMIEnglishLaborerFarmWno0yesyes

From the 1 Jan. 1920 census, in Leighton Twp.[26]:

Dwelling #Family #NameHome Owned or RentedHome Owned Free or MortgagedGenderColorAgeMarital StatusImmigration YearNaturalizationNaturalization YearAttended School Within the YearCan ReadCan WriteBirthplaceMother TongueFather's BirthplaceFather's Mother TongueMother's BirthplaceMother's Mother TongueCan Speak EnglishOccupation|OccupationOccupation|IndustryEmployer, Employee, or Own Account# of Farm Schedule
9192Smith, RobertOMMW39MyesyesMIPAScotlandScotchyesFarmerGeneral farmEm86
Smith, MarryFW35MyesyesMIPAScotlandScotchyesnone
Smith, JohnMW10SMIMIMInone
Smith, Robert Jr.MW8SyesyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, LeoraFW7SyesyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, LilahFW5SyesyesyesMIMIMInone
Smith, EdwardMW3 11/12SMIMIMInone
Smith, MarionW18SyesyesMIMIOHyesTeacherPublic SchoolW
Beck, MarryFW70Wd1860Na1873yesyesScotlandScotchScotlandScotchScotlandScotchyesnone
Heath, WilliamW64SyesyesMIMIMIyesFarmerLaborerW

From the 1 April 1930 census, in Leighton Twp.[28]:

Dwelling #Family #NameHome Data|Owned?Home Data|On a FarmPersonal|SexPersonal|ColorPersonal|AgePersonal|Marital ConditionPersonal|Age at First MarriageEducation|Attended School Within the YearEducation|Can Read and WriteBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceCitizenship|Can Speak EnglishIndustry|OccupationIndustry|Place of WorkIndustry|Class of Worker
182184Smith, Robert D.OyesMW49M26noyesMIONMIyesFarmer
Smith, Mary A.FW46M23noyesMIOHScotlandyesnoneGeneral FarmO
Smith, Alton R.MW19SnoyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, LeoriaFW17SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Lilia G.FW15SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Edward B.MW14SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Margaret E.FW9SyesMIMIMInone
Smith, Bryce E.MW5 2/12SyesMIMIMInone

From the 1 April 1940 census, in Leighton Twp.[31]:

Dwelling #Home Owned or RentedHome Value or Monthly RentalOn a FarmNameGenderColorAgeMarital StatusAttended School Since March 1Grade CompletedBirthplace1935 Residence|City, County, StateAt Private WorkHours WorkedOccupationIndustryClass of WorkerWeeks Worked in 1939Income in 1939|SalaryIncome in 1939|Other# of Farm Schedule
189O2500YSmith, RobertMW59MNoC-2MISame houseY60FarmingOwn farmOA (Own Account)52Y103
Smith, MaryFW56MNoH-4MISame houseN00
Smith, MargaretFW18SYesC-1MISame houseN00
Smith, BryceMW15SYesH-1MISame houseN00
Allen, EdwardMW23SNo7MIMuskegon, MichiganY50Farm labourFarmPW (Private Work)52240N
Smith, BarbaraFW4SNo0MI
Smith, VirginiaFW3SNo0MI

[4, 7, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 35, 42, 44, 53, 54]
The Marion Smith age 18 in 1820 census with Robert D. Smith is not the daughter of his brother Roscoe. (The 1810 census shows Roscoe and his wife both as 1st marriage, with only 4 children, all in the census with oldest a son age 6).
Children:
13i.JOHN THOMAS4 SMITH, b. on 11 Nov. 1909 in Leighton Twp.; d. on 31 Dec. 1926.
+14ii.ROBERT ELTON SMITH, b. on 19 April 1911 in Leighton Twp.; d. about 1980; m. in Feb. 1935 LIVING.
15iii.CLARA LEORA SMITH, b. on 14 July 1912 in Leighton Twp.; d. about 1990; m. on 10 March 1948 LIVING.
+16iv.LILA GRACE SMITH, b. on 15 Sept. 1914 in Leighton Twp.; d. on 15 Dec. 2011; m. on 29 June 1939[3] in Caledonia, Allegan Co.[3] (NF-128) ORION J THALER, b. in Leighton Twp.[5] on 24 April 1910[5], d. in Grand Rapids, Kent Co.[1] on 5 Dec. 1999[1], son of (NF-118) David Garfield and (ANV-32) Rose Mary (STEEBY) THALER.
17v.LIVING.
18vi.HOWARD A. SMITH, b. on 25 Feb. 1918 in Leighton Twp.; d. on 13 March 1918 in Leighton Twp.
19vii.LIVING.
+20viii.BRYCE ELWOOD SMITH, b. on 10 Jan. 1925 in Leighton Twp.; d. on 19 Dec. 2018; m. on 26 June 1948 LIVING.

Generation Four

14. ROBERT ELTON4 SMITH (Robert Dixon3, John Thomas2, Robert1), son of (10) Robert Dixon3 and (EK-18) Mary Agness (BECK) SMITH, was born on 19 April 1911 in Leighton Twp., and died between Feb. 1935 and 2021. He married in Feb. 1935, LIVING.

From the 1 Jan. 1920 census, in Leighton Twp.[26]:

Dwelling #Family #NameHome Owned or RentedHome Owned Free or MortgagedGenderColorAgeMarital StatusImmigration YearNaturalizationNaturalization YearAttended School Within the YearCan ReadCan WriteBirthplaceMother TongueFather's BirthplaceFather's Mother TongueMother's BirthplaceMother's Mother TongueCan Speak EnglishOccupation|OccupationOccupation|IndustryEmployer, Employee, or Own Account# of Farm Schedule
9192Smith, RobertOMMW39MyesyesMIPAScotlandScotchyesFarmerGeneral farmEm86
Smith, MarryFW35MyesyesMIPAScotlandScotchyesnone
Smith, JohnMW10SMIMIMInone
Smith, Robert Jr.MW8SyesyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, LeoraFW7SyesyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, LilahFW5SyesyesyesMIMIMInone
Smith, EdwardMW3 11/12SMIMIMInone
Smith, MarionW18SyesyesMIMIOHyesTeacherPublic SchoolW
Beck, MarryFW70Wd1860Na1873yesyesScotlandScotchScotlandScotchScotlandScotchyesnone
Heath, WilliamW64SyesyesMIMIMIyesFarmerLaborerW

From the 1 April 1930 census, in Leighton Twp.[28]:

Dwelling #Family #NameHome Data|Owned?Home Data|On a FarmPersonal|SexPersonal|ColorPersonal|AgePersonal|Marital ConditionPersonal|Age at First MarriageEducation|Attended School Within the YearEducation|Can Read and WriteBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceCitizenship|Can Speak EnglishIndustry|OccupationIndustry|Place of WorkIndustry|Class of Worker
182184Smith, Robert D.OyesMW49M26noyesMIONMIyesFarmer
Smith, Mary A.FW46M23noyesMIOHScotlandyesnoneGeneral FarmO
Smith, Alton R.MW19SnoyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, LeoriaFW17SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Lilia G.FW15SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Edward B.MW14SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Margaret E.FW9SyesMIMIMInone
Smith, Bryce E.MW5 2/12SyesMIMIMInone

[26, 28]
Children:
21i.LIVING.
22ii.LIVING.
16. LILA GRACE4 SMITH (Robert Dixon3, John Thomas2, Robert1), daughter of (10) Robert Dixon3 and (EK-18) Mary Agness (BECK) SMITH, was born on 15 Sept. 1914 in Leighton Twp., and died on 15 Dec. 2011. She married in Caledonia, Allegan Co.[3], on 29 June 1939[3], (NF-128) ORION J THALER, son of (NF-118) David Garfield and (ANV-32) Rose Mary (STEEBY) THALER, who was born on 24 April 1910[5] in Leighton Twp.[5], was christened on 17 March 1912 in Leighton Twp., and died on 5 Dec. 1999[1] in Grand Rapids[1].

From the 1 Jan. 1920 census, in Leighton Twp.[26]:

Dwelling #Family #NameHome Owned or RentedHome Owned Free or MortgagedGenderColorAgeMarital StatusImmigration YearNaturalizationNaturalization YearAttended School Within the YearCan ReadCan WriteBirthplaceMother TongueFather's BirthplaceFather's Mother TongueMother's BirthplaceMother's Mother TongueCan Speak EnglishOccupation|OccupationOccupation|IndustryEmployer, Employee, or Own Account# of Farm Schedule
9192Smith, RobertOMMW39MyesyesMIPAScotlandScotchyesFarmerGeneral farmEm86
Smith, MarryFW35MyesyesMIPAScotlandScotchyesnone
Smith, JohnMW10SMIMIMInone
Smith, Robert Jr.MW8SyesyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, LeoraFW7SyesyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, LilahFW5SyesyesyesMIMIMInone
Smith, EdwardMW3 11/12SMIMIMInone
Smith, MarionW18SyesyesMIMIOHyesTeacherPublic SchoolW
Beck, MarryFW70Wd1860Na1873yesyesScotlandScotchScotlandScotchScotlandScotchyesnone
Heath, WilliamW64SyesyesMIMIMIyesFarmerLaborerW

From the 1 April 1930 census, in Leighton Twp.[28]:

Dwelling #Family #NameHome Data|Owned?Home Data|On a FarmPersonal|SexPersonal|ColorPersonal|AgePersonal|Marital ConditionPersonal|Age at First MarriageEducation|Attended School Within the YearEducation|Can Read and WriteBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceCitizenship|Can Speak EnglishIndustry|OccupationIndustry|Place of WorkIndustry|Class of Worker
182184Smith, Robert D.OyesMW49M26noyesMIONMIyesFarmer
Smith, Mary A.FW46M23noyesMIOHScotlandyesnoneGeneral FarmO
Smith, Alton R.MW19SnoyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, LeoriaFW17SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Lilia G.FW15SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Edward B.MW14SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Margaret E.FW9SyesMIMIMInone
Smith, Bryce E.MW5 2/12SyesMIMIMInone

From the 1 April 1940 census, in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo Co.[32]:

AddressDwelling #Home Owned or RentedHome Value or Monthly RentalOn a FarmNameFurnished InformationGenderColorAgeMarital StatusAttended School Since March 1Grade CompletedBirthplace1935 Residence|City, County, State1935 Residence|On a FarmAt Private WorkHours WorkedOccupationIndustryClass of WorkerWeeks Worked in 1939Income in 1939|SalaryIncome in 1939|Other
203 S. Grand St.186R25NOrin ThalerMW29MNC4MIAllegan Co., MichiganYY40TeacherPublic schoolGW (Government Work)361400N
Lila ThalerYFW25MNC4MIAllegan Co., MichiganYY40TeacherPublic schoolGW (Government Work)36925N

[25, 26, 27, 28, 32]
Children: See (NF-128) Orion J THALER
20. BRYCE ELWOOD4 SMITH (Robert Dixon3, John Thomas2, Robert1), son of (10) Robert Dixon3 and (EK-18) Mary Agness (BECK) SMITH, was born on 10 Jan. 1925 in Leighton Twp., and died on 19 Dec. 2018. He married on 26 June 1948, LIVING.

From the 1 April 1930 census, in Leighton Twp.[28]:

Dwelling #Family #NameHome Data|Owned?Home Data|On a FarmPersonal|SexPersonal|ColorPersonal|AgePersonal|Marital ConditionPersonal|Age at First MarriageEducation|Attended School Within the YearEducation|Can Read and WriteBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceCitizenship|Can Speak EnglishIndustry|OccupationIndustry|Place of WorkIndustry|Class of Worker
182184Smith, Robert D.OyesMW49M26noyesMIONMIyesFarmer
Smith, Mary A.FW46M23noyesMIOHScotlandyesnoneGeneral FarmO
Smith, Alton R.MW19SnoyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, LeoriaFW17SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Lilia G.FW15SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Edward B.MW14SyesyesMIMIMIyesnone
Smith, Margaret E.FW9SyesMIMIMInone
Smith, Bryce E.MW5 2/12SyesMIMIMInone

From the 1 April 1940 census, in Leighton Twp.[31]:

Dwelling #Home Owned or RentedHome Value or Monthly RentalOn a FarmNameGenderColorAgeMarital StatusAttended School Since March 1Grade CompletedBirthplace1935 Residence|City, County, StateAt Private WorkHours WorkedOccupationIndustryClass of WorkerWeeks Worked in 1939Income in 1939|SalaryIncome in 1939|Other# of Farm Schedule
189O2500YSmith, RobertMW59MNoC-2MISame houseY60FarmingOwn farmOA (Own Account)52Y103
Smith, MaryFW56MNoH-4MISame houseN00
Smith, MargaretFW18SYesC-1MISame houseN00
Smith, BryceMW15SYesH-1MISame houseN00
Allen, EdwardMW23SNo7MIMuskegon, MichiganY50Farm labourFarmPW (Private Work)52240N
Smith, BarbaraFW4SNo0MI
Smith, VirginiaFW3SNo0MI

[7, 28, 31]
Children:
23i.LIVING.
24ii.LIVING.
25iii.LIVING.



1. Michigan Department of Public Health, Death Certificate, no. 1159048 (5 December 1999), Orion J. Thaler.
2. State of Michigan, Death Certificate, no. 172 (7 July 1899), Alice J. Brewer; digital image, Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org/ : accessed 1 December 2011).
3. Calhoun County, Michigan, marriage certificate, no. 176 (1939), Orion Thaler and Lila Smith; privately held by Chrys Kolenda.
4. Michigan Department of Health, birth certificate, no. 1291 (15 May 1880), Robert D. Smith; privately held by Chrys Kolenda.
5. Ibid., no. 1511 (24 April 1910), Orion J. Thaler.
6. Ibid., no. 257 (24 March 1884), Mary Beck.
7. 1940 United States Census, population schedule, 8A, dwelling 189; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 April 2012).
8. State of Michigan, Certificate of Death, no. 89 (March 1, 1916), John Thomas Smith; digital image, Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org/ : accessed 26 November 2014).
9. 1861 Canada Census, South Norwich, Oxford Co., Ontario; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
10. 1870 United States Federal Census, Paris Twp., Kent Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
11. Ibid., 18, dwelling 153, family 154.
12. 1880 United States Federal Census, Leighton, Allegan Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
13. Ibid., 22B, dwelling 217, family 220.
14. 1880 United States Federal Census, Leighton Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
15. Ibid., 22B, dwelling 217, family 220.
16. 1880 United States Federal Census, Paris Twp., Kent Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
17. 1900 United States Federal Census, Leighton Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
18. Ibid., 7B, dwelling 159, family 159.
19. 1910 United States Federal Census; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
20. 1910 United States Federal Census, Leighton Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
21. Ibid., 4B, dwelling 79, family 82.
22. Ibid., 6A, dwelling 119, family 122.
23. 1910 United States Federal Census, Caledonia, Kent Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
24. Ibid., 19B, dwelling 11, family 11.
25. 1920 United States Federal Census, Leighton Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
26. Ibid., 5A.
27. 1930 United States Federal Census, Leighton Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
28. Ibid., 9A, dwelling 182, family 184.
29. 1900 United States Federal Census; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
30. 1880 United States Federal Census; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com). Leighton, Allegan, Michigan
31. 1940 United States Census, Leighton Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan, population schedule, 8A, dwelling 189.
32. 1940 United States Census, Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, population schedule, 7A, dwelling 186.
33. 1841 England Census, 9; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
34. "Caledonia Stores to Close During Funeral," obituary, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Herald, March 3, 1916, 5.
35. Ora German and Lila Smith Thaler, History of the Israel and Mary Beck Family, 1812-1956 (No place: No publisher, 1956), 27.
36. "J.T. Smith obituary" (March 1, 1916).
37. A. W. Bowen & Co., The City of Grand Rapids and Kent County, Mich., Up To Date (Logansport, Indiana: A.W. Bowen & Co., 1900), 642; digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org).
38. "Michigan Deaths 1867-1897," database, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402).
39. "Michigan Marriages 1868-1925," database, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395).
40. Ibid., John T. Smith and Hattie Heintz.
41. Ibid., John Thomas Smith and Elizabeth L. Davis.
42. "Michigan Births 1867-1902," database, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1459684).
43. "Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928," database, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7921), Robert Smith and Maria Hayley.
44. Michigan Department of Public Health, "Letter from Vital Records Section" (10 September 1971).
45. "Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995," FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675357 : accessed 17 March 2013), Connor H. Smith.
46. Ibid., James Wm. Smith.
47. FindAGrave (http://www.findagrave.com), memorial #123801353.
48. Ibid., memorial #123801385.
49. Ibid., memorial #125261971.
50. Ibid., memorial #22964763.
51. Ibid., memorial #61573070.
52. "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952," database, FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968532 : accessed 8 December 2013), Connor H Smith.
53. Ibid., Robert Dixon Smith.
54. "Obituaries," Grand Rapids (Michigan) Herald, October 23, 1952, 17.
55. Witnesses: Niel MacKinnon and John Allan (John Allan is found in the 1851 Canada Census in Vaughan, York Co., Ontario, age 22 born in Canada, with wife Mary age 26 born in Ireland, listed as Presbyterian.)