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Reed Dante Smith

Reed Dante Smith

Male 1851 - 1922  (71 years)

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  • Name Reed Dante Smith 
    Born 31 Jan 1851  Springville, Lenawee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Birth location comes from his daughter Jessie Smith's notes.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1870  Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1880  Boone, Boone, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1885  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1888  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1895  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1900  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1905  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1910  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1920  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 3 Nov 1922  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Obituary from Western Union employee newsletter.
      Minneapolis, Assembly No 88 - Reed D Smith
      Born at Adrian, Mich, Jan. 31, 1851. Died at Minneapolis, Minn, Nov 3, 1922. This office was shocked by the sudden death of Reed D Smith, assistant early night testing and regulating chief, and one of the oldest employees in the service. Mr Smith worked up to Thursday, the day preceding his death, he complaining of not feeling well Thursday evening and went home early. On Friday morning he passed away suddenly due to heart failure. Mr Smith was 71 years old at the time of his death and held the positions of night chief operator and early night assistant testing and regulating chief for 34 years in the Minneapolis office, the latter position being held by him the past five years. He entered the service of the Western Union at the age of 21 years and worked in several small offices in the vicinity of Adrian, Mich, later being transferred to Elkhart, Ind, Chicago, Ill, Sparta, Wis, Sioux Falls, S Dak, and finally Minneapolis, where he rendered long and faithful service in the T and R department. Many of the oldtimers can recall many instances where he remained on duty indefinitely and came to the office at any hour of the night when severe storms ranging from blizzards to tornadoes wrought havoc to the wires. "SM," as he was popularly known, was known by the entire telegraph fraternity of the northwest, who will miss him and mourn his loss. Funeral services were held at 2pm, Monday, November 6, at Lakewood chapel, interment being at Lakewood cemetery. All members of the Association of Western Union employees and the telegraph fraternity as a whole extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family in their bereavement.
    Buried 6 Nov 1922  Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    • SECTION 20 LOT 466 GRAVE 7
    Person ID I66  Master
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2014 

    Father Daniel C Smith,   b. 1824, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1895, Albany, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Melissa Munger,   b. 4 Jan 1824, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1872, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1849  , Hillsdale, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida Mae Brown,   b. 18 Sep 1857, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1945, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1878  Mason, Cass, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Lillian Mae Smith,   b. 25 Mar 1881, Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1959, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Jessie Bruce Smith,   b. 16 Jul 1890, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1991, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
     3. Carl Smith,   b. 2 Feb 1893, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1893, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Hugh Harold Smith,   b. 2 Feb 1893, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1953, Cheyney, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Elmer Carlyle Smith,   b. 8 Feb 1895, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1895, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jan 1851 - Springville, Lenawee, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Aug 1878 - Mason, Cass, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Boone, Boone, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1885 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1888 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1895 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1905 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1922 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Nov 1922 - Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
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    Reed Dante Smith
    Jessie, Reed, and Hugh Smith - 1898
    Jessie, Reed, and Hugh Smith - 1898
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    Reed Smith Home
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    Reed Smith WU
    Reed Smith WU

  • Notes 
    • Minneapolis, Minnesota Directories, 1889-91

      Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
      Reed D Smith W U Tel Co City Hall night manager r 2650 S Dupont avenue Minneapolis MN 1890, 1891
      Ida M Smith C N Smith stenogr b 3029 Park avenue Minneapolis MN 1890, 1891
      Ida M Smith Rondo north west corner Arundel St. Paul MN 1890, 1891

  • Sources 
    1. [S235] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.), Year: 1900; Census Place: Minneapolis Ward 5, Hennepin, Minnesota; Roll: T623 767; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 58.
      Name: Reed D Smith
      Birth Date: abt 1852
      Birth Place: Michigan
      Residence Date: 1900
      Residence Place: Minneapolis Ward 5, Hennepin, Minnesota
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1900usfedcen&h=26452729&ti=0&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&h=26452729&ti=0&indiv=try

    2. [S304] Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995, FamilySearch, (FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/)) (Reliability: 3).
      spouse: May Brown
      groom's name: Dante Smith
      groom's birth date: 1851
      groom's birthplace: Springville, , Michigan
      groom's age: 27
      bride's name: May Brown
      bride's birth date: 1859
      bride's birthplace: , , Indiana
      bride's age: 19
      marriage date: 30 Aug 1878
      marriage place: Mason, Cass, Michigan
      groom's race: White
      indexing project (batch) number: M73351-7
      system origin: Michigan-EASy
      source film number: 1021045

    3. [S31] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.), Year: 1860; Census Place: Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan; Roll: M653_551; Page: 0; Image: 885.
      Name: Reid Smith
      Birth Date: abt 1851
      Birth Place: Michigan
      Residence Date: 1860
      Residence Place: Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=45172039&ti=0&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=45172039&ti=0&indiv=try

    4. [S233] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. ), Year: 1870; Census Place: , , ; Roll: M593.
      Name: Reed Smith
      Birth Date: abt 1851
      Birth Place: Michigan
      Residence Date: 1870
      Residence Place: Adrian Ward 4, Lenawee, Michigan
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1870usfedcen&h=28825207&ti=0&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&h=28825207&ti=0&indiv=try

    5. [S232] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.), Year: 1880; Census Place: Boone, Boone, Iowa; Roll: T9_328; Family History Film: 1254328; Page: 101.2000; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 0287.
      Name: Reed D. Smith
      Birth Date: abt 1851
      Birth Place: Michigan
      Residence Date: 1880
      Residence Place: Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1880usfedcen&h=31893552&ti=0&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&h=31893552&ti=0&indiv=try

    6. [S51] Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905. St. Paul, MN, USA: Minnesota Historical Society, 1977. Microfilm. Reels 1-47 and 10) (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date: abt 1851
      Birth place: Michigan
      Residence date: 1 May 1885
      Residence place: Minneapolis
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=mnstatecen&h=4857135&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    7. [S51] Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905. St. Paul, MN, USA: Minnesota Historical Society, 1977. Microfilm. Reels 1-47 and 10).
      Name: Reed Smith
      Birth Date: abt 1850
      Birth Place: Michigan
      Residence Date: 1895
      Residence Place: Minneapolis Ward 5
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=mnstatecen&h=766280&ti=0&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=mnstatecen&h=766280&ti=0&indiv=try

    8. [S51] Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905. St. Paul, MN, USA: Minnesota Historical Society, 1977. Microfilm. Reels 1-47 and 10).
      Name: Reed D Smith
      Birth Date: abt 1853
      Birth Place: Michigan
      Residence Date: 20 Jun 1905
      Residence Place: Minneapolis Ward 5
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=mnstatecen&h=312539&ti=0&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=mnstatecen&h=312539&ti=0&indiv=try

    9. [S236] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.), Year: 1910; Census Place: Minneapolis Ward 13, Hennepin, Minnesota; Roll: T624_706; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 209; Image: 252.
      Name: Reid D Smith
      Birth Date: abt 1851
      Birth Place: Michigan
      Residence Date: 1910
      Residence Place: Minneapolis Ward 13, Hennepin, Minnesota
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1910uscenindex&h=13121686&ti=0&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910uscenindex&h=13121686&ti=0&indiv=try

    10. [S234] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Minneapolis Ward 13, Hennepin, Minnesota; Roll: T625_839; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 256; Image: 292.
      Name: Reed D Smith
      Birth Date: abt 1852
      Birth Place: Michigan
      Residence Date: 1920
      Residence Place: Minneapolis Ward 13, Hennepin, Minnesota
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1920usfedcen&h=77868924&ti=0&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=77868924&ti=0&indiv=try

    11. [S34] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.Original data - State of Minnesota. Minnesota Death Index, 1908-1002. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Department of Health.Original data: State of Minnesota. Minnesota Death Index, 1908) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Reed D Smith
      Death Date: 3 Nov 1922
      Death Place: Hennepin, Minnesota

    12. [S634] Western Union employee newsletter. Minneapolis, Assembly No 88 (Reliability: 3).
      Obituary from Western Union employee newsletter. Minneapolis, Assembly No 88 - Reed D Smith Born at Adrian, Mich, Jan. 31, 1851. Died at Minneapolis, Minn, Nov 3, 1922. This office was shocked by the sudden death of Reed D Smith, assistant early night testing and regulating chief, and one of the oldest employees in the service. Mr Smith worked up to Thursday, the day preceding his death, he complaining of not feeling well Thursday evening and went home early. On Friday morning he passed away suddenly due to heart failure. Mr Smith was 71 years old at the time of his death and held the positions of night chief operator and early night assistant testing and regulating chief for 34 years in the Minneapolis office, the latter position being held by him the past five years. He entered the service of the Western Union at the age of 21 years and worked in several small offices in the vicinity of Adrian, Mich, later being transferred to Elkhart, Ind, Chicago, Ill, Sparta, Wis, Sioux Falls, S Dak, and finally Minneapolis, where he rendered long and faithful service in the T and R department. Many of the oldtimers can recall many instances where he remained on duty indefinitely and came to the office at any hour of the night when severe storms ranging from blizzards to tornadoes wrought havoc to the wires. "SM," as he was popularly known, was known by the entire telegraph fraternity of the northwest, who will miss him and mourn his loss. Funeral services were held at 2pm, Monday, November 6, at Lakewood chapel, interment being at Lakewood cemetery. All members of the Association of Western Union employees and the telegraph fraternity as a whole extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family in their bereavement. - See more at: http://192.168.1.41/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I66&tree=A001#sthash.12Bz6n8u.dpuf

    13. [S635] Lakewood Cemetery Records (Reliability: 3).
      Name REED D. SMITH
      Age 72
      Death 11/03/1922
      Disposition 5/08/1923
      Interment CASKET
      Final Disposition BURIAL
      Property SECTION 20 LOT 466 GRAVE 7
      Property Type TRADITIONAL GRAVE
      http://www.lakewoodcemetery.com/CGI-BIN/lansaweb?wam=LW_BURIAL&webrtn=WRSEARCHREQ&ml=LANSA:XHTML&part=LCA&lang=ENG&_=1391990827791

    14. [S304] Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995, FamilySearch, (FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/)) (Reliability: 3).
      groom's name: Daniel Smith
      groom's birth date: 1823
      groom's age: 26
      bride's name: Melissa Munger
      bride's birth date: 1824
      bride's age: 25
      marriage date: 07 Oct 1849
      marriage place: Hillsdale, Michigan
      indexing project (batch) number: M51842-2
      system origin: Michigan-EASy
      source film number: 927427
      https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Amelissa~%20%2Bsurname%3Amunger~&collection_id=1675359