Martha Smith1

F, #29330
Father*John Colville Smith1 b. 8 May 1831, d. 9 Apr 1913
Last Edited11 Aug 2017
     Her name was also recorded as Mattie.1

The following biographical information was shared , 14 July 2001:
Hugh took the middle initial "Z" as a young man to avoid confusion with other Hugh Smiths in the community. This information came in a letter from his son Stuart B. Smith dated 1st December 1998.

In this same letter there was a copy of a letter, from Martha Smith, to Hugh Z Smith. There was no date or address. Martha was a daughter of John Colville Smith.

Sat. P.M.
At Home
Dear Hugh
I have been looking up family history & have found a few things about your family I will pass on to you before I forget.
Robert Smith, your grandfather, was born on a farm called Moy - near Campbeltown Scotland May 16th 1829 and later moved to Bleachfield. He left Scotland in June 1851 and came to Cincinnati, Ohio. Married Kate Stewart Oct.12th 1854. In 1855 they came to Argyle Illinois & rented a farm from John Smith for 3 years - Hugh was born Feb.14th 1858. Andrew must also have been born before, but it is not recorded. Hugh, in passing the place in later years, pointed out the house where he was born. It was in ruins. After leaving the Smith farm they came to the Adam Keith farm, which joins our farm on the north. Agnes was born there in 1860 & died in Seward in 1862. They were in the Keith farm 3 years & then bought the old home in Seward from Alfred Bridgeland.
I told you wrong about Uncle Archie. He did not come from Scotland with them, just your grandfather & my father came together.
Archie was born Jan. 1st 1856 went to Australia & stayed 3 years, then came back to Scotland & spent a winter, then came to America in May 1860. Went directly to the Robert Smith home on the Keith farm & was there till setting up for himself in Seward. He bought 80 acres from Alfred Bridgeland June 7 1869. Sold the same to Robert Smith in Feb. 12th 1869 and moved back to Argyle - His wife was desperately home sick & had to get back near her folks.
This is a short history of your grandmother - Kate Stewart. She was born 12 miles from Campbeltown July 20th 1824. Left Scotland May 14th 1851 at the age of 26. She was on the ship 7 weeks. Arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio soon after & stayed two years. Married to Robert Smith & then on to Argyle.
I hope you can make sense out of all this. "All the best" to you both

Sincerely Yours,
Mattie Smith.1

Citations

  1. [S860] Michael Peacock - The Smiths and McNairs of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 14, 2001. Hereinafter cited as Michael Peacock FTM Home Page.

Harold Eugene Stafford1,2,3

M, #29333, b. 17 March 1920, d. 14 January 2002
Father*John Melvin Stafford1,2,3 b. 9 Jul 1892, d. 22 Oct 1978
Mother*Margaret Jesse McCoy1,2,3 b. 9 Apr 1897, d. 20 Apr 1965
Relationship3rd cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited17 Nov 2017
     He was born on 17 March 1920 at Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA.2,3 Harold married June Pettis on 5 June 1971 at Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA.2,3
     He died on 14 January 2002 at Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA, at age 81.2,3 Harold Eugene Stafford was buried on 18 January 2002 at Valley Falls Cemetery, Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA.2,3
     In the obituary of Jessie McCoy who died 20 April 1965, her son, Harold Stafford was listed as a survivor.4
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Topeka Capital-Journal published in Topeka, Kansas, 16 January 2002 .3

Family

June Pettis

Citations

  1. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Jessie Stafford.
  2. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Harold Eugene Stafford.
  3. [S4571] Obit - Stafford, H E, online http://cjonline.com/stories/011602/obn_stafford.shtml, Obituary: Harold Eugene Stafford. Hereinafter cited as Obit - Stafford, H E.
  4. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Jessie Stafford
    Grave marker transcription:
    STAFFORD
    J. Melvin     1892 - 1978
    M. Jessie     1897 - 1965.

June Pettis1,2

F, #29334
Last Edited23 Aug 2015
     June married Harold Eugene Stafford on 5 June 1971 at Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA.1,2
     June Pettis was listed as predeceased in the obituary of Harold Eugene Stafford who died 14 January 2002, Wife.1,2

Family

Harold Eugene Stafford b. 17 Mar 1920, d. 14 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Harold Eugene Stafford.
  2. [S4571] Obit - Stafford, H E, online http://cjonline.com/stories/011602/obn_stafford.shtml, Obituary: Harold Eugene Stafford. Hereinafter cited as Obit - Stafford, H E.

Mary Schaick1,2

F, #29336, b. November 1855
Last Edited4 Jun 2013
     She was born in November 1855 at Indiana, USA.1 Mary married Michael Rench on 27 May 1873 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2

Census Data

     Mary Schaick appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 12 June 1900, enumerated as the widowed head of the household. Her son Albert was listed as a farmer. Her younger son, Otto was listed as at school, but none of her daughters were listed as at school.1

Family 1

Michael Rench

Family 2

Child

Citations

  1. [S4572] Mary Renck household, 23 Apr 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0037, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366., Mary Renck household.
  2. [S689] Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 , unknown repository, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; "Tippecanoe County, Indiana 1850 - 1920 Inclusive; Index to Marriage Record Volume I Letters A - Eber, W. P. A. NOTE: images of the source dicuments are NOT available in this database"; cited as "Indiana Marriage Index., Michael Rench (sic) & Mary Schaick.

Michael Rench1

M, #29337
Last Edited4 Jun 2013
     Michael married Mary Schaick on 27 May 1873 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1

Family

Mary Schaick b. Nov 1855

Citations

  1. [S689] Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 , unknown repository, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; "Tippecanoe County, Indiana 1850 - 1920 Inclusive; Index to Marriage Record Volume I Letters A - Eber, W. P. A. NOTE: images of the source dicuments are NOT available in this database"; cited as "Indiana Marriage Index., Michael Rench (sic) & Mary Schaick.

Mabel A Rupp1,2,3

F, #29338, b. 17 February 1907, d. 2 May 1990
Father*William Rupp3
Mother*Anna (?)3
Last Edited25 Aug 2018
     She was born on 17 February 1907 at Harrison, Harrison Twp., Hamilton County, Ohio, USA,1,2,3,4,5 or on 7 February 1907 according to the SSDI.6 Mabel married Clayton H Cottingham before 1935, both were living in Cheviot, Ohio in 1935, so assume they were already married.2,3,5
     She died on 2 May 1990 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, at age 83.6,1,3,4 Mabel A Rupp was buried on 4 May 1990 at Spring Grove Cemetery, LC-A-21-0, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA.3

Census Data

     Mabel A Cottingham and Clayton H Cottingham appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Harrison, Harrison Twp., Hamilton County, Ohio, enumerated 15 May 1940, enumerated as "transmission" for American Telephone & Telegraph.5

Family

Clayton H Cottingham b. 24 Apr 1908, d. 22 Dec 1990

Citations

  1. [S683] Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 (Publisher: Ohio Historical Society and Ohio Department of Health), unknown repository, Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007; "This database, with over 5.3 million names, lists those who died between 1908 and 2007 in the state of Ohio. Within that range the coverage is incomplete or missing for 1933-1937 and 1952-1955"; cited as "Ohio, Deaths., Mabel A Cottingham.
  2. [S2027] Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record (Publisher: Spring Grove Cemetery), Spring Grove Cemetery, Spring Grove Cemetery; "Text abstract of burial information, no image"; cited as "Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record., Interment Record: Clayton H Cottingham.
  3. [S2027] "Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record", online Spring Grove Cemetery: Interment Record: Mabel A Cottingham née Rupp.
  4. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Mabel A Cottingham.
  5. [S4575] Clayton H Cottingham household, May 15, 1940 U.S. Census, Washington, DC, USA, Harrison, Hamilton, Ohio; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 31-41, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T627_3077.
  6. [S537] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, Mabel A. Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.

William Rupp1

M, #29339
Last Edited24 Aug 2018
     William married Anna (?).1

Family

Anna (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S2027] Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record (Publisher: Spring Grove Cemetery), Spring Grove Cemetery, Spring Grove Cemetery; "Text abstract of burial information, no image"; cited as "Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record., Interment Record: Mabel A Cottingham née Rupp.

Anna (?)1

F, #29340
Last Edited24 Aug 2018
     Anna married William Rupp.1

Family

William Rupp
Child

Citations

  1. [S2027] Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record (Publisher: Spring Grove Cemetery), Spring Grove Cemetery, Spring Grove Cemetery; "Text abstract of burial information, no image"; cited as "Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record., Interment Record: Mabel A Cottingham née Rupp.