Monday, August 18, 2014

Elizabeth Jane Stevenson (1888-1971)

Elizabeth Jane “Lizzie” Stevenson was born February 18, 1888 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of George H. Stevenson and Florence May Clements.  She was raised on the family farm in Union.

Elizabeth married Charles Edwin Smith around 1913 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  Charles was born June 3, 1886 in Boone County, Kentucky, the son of Charles Samuel Smith and Florence Ryle.

On September 12, 1918, Charles enlisted for the draft for the First World War.  At that time, he and Elizabeth were living and working on a farm in Union.  Charles was described as of medium height and build, with dark gray eyes and brown hair.  Charles did not serve in the war.

Charles and Elizabeth had two children:

Thelma A.       born February 22, 1913
Wendell L.       born June 1, 1926

 In 1940, Charles and Elizabeth owned a farm on Stevenson’s Lane in Boone County.  In addition to the farm, Charles was also employed at a sheet metal company as a machine worker.

Elizabeth Jane Stevenson Smith died on March 31, 1971 in Kenton County, Kentucky.  She was 83 years old at her death.  Charles died just eight months later.

On November 6, 1971, Charles Edwin Smith died in Kenton County, Kentucky, at the age of 85 years.

Notes for Elizabeth Jane Stevenson
Birth & Residence in 1900: 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky;  Roll: 507;  Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240507.
Children: Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2006.
Residence in 1920: 1920 United States Federal Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: T625_560; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 126.
Residence in 1930: 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Elsmere, Kenton, Kentucky; Roll: 762; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0051; Image: 950.0; FHL microfilm: 2340497.
Residence in 1940: 1940 United States Federal Census, Year: 1940; Census Place:  Boone, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1281; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 8-7.
Death: Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.  Original data: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Health Data Branch, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present. Frankfort, KY, USA: Kentucky Department of Information Systems.

Notes for Charles Edwin Smith
Birth & Death: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.
Military: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Registration State: Kentucky; Registration County: Boone; Roll: 1643937. 

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