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Jacob Clifford Smith[1]

Male 1897 - 1970  (73 years)

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  • Name Jacob Clifford Smith 
    Born Jan 28, 1897  Greentown, Howard county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 02, 1970  Bluffton, Wells county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren, Huntington county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Jan. 28, 1897
      Howard County
      Indiana, USA
      Death:  May 2, 1970
      Wells County
      Indiana, USA
      Married Arzona "Zona" Fay Cloud on 30 Jun 1923, Mount Zion, Jackson Township, Wells County, Indiana.
      Bluffton, Indiana News Banner
      Monday, May 04, 1970 - P3C2
      J. Clifford Smith Of Mt. Zion Dies
      J. Clifford Smith, 73, a resident of Mt. Zion, died at 5:15 p.m.Saturday at Clinic Hospital, where he had been admitted April 24.
      A son of David H. and Emma Jones Smith, he was born Jan. 28, 1897 in Greentown. His marriage to Arzona F. Cloud, who survives, took place June 30, 1923.
      A retired truck driver, he was a member of the United Brethren Church in Mt. Zion. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Bluffton American Legion Post.
      Surviving, in addition to the wife, are a son, Lawrence E. (Gene)Smith of Hartford City, a sister, Mrs. Irene Calkins of Whitewater, Wis., and two grandchildren.
      Friends may call at the H. Brown & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Officiating will be Rev. J.Clair Peters and Rev. John F. Wagner. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren.
      (Thanks to David Huffman for OBIT)
      Wells County, Indiana Family History 1837-1992 page 557
      Jacob Clifford Smith-Arzona Fay Cloud
      Clifford Smith, as he was known, was born in Greentown, Indiana, January 18, 1897. His father, David Harrison Smith, was born in Pennsylvania. Later, he became a glassworker and moved the family to different areas to work. Clifford's mother, Emma Jones, was the youngest daughter of Robert F. and Lavina Tripp Jones. The Jones family located in Chester Township from Jackson County, Ohio, in 1853.
      When Clifford was in his early twenties, he came from Wisconsin to help his uncle William "Lon" Jones farm in Section Five, Chester Township. He attended the Mt. Zion United Brethren Church in Christ where he met Arzona Cloud.
      Arzona Fay, born February 28, 1902, was the daughter of Henry S. and Martha Lowry Cloud of Mt. Zion. The Lowry and Cloud families were early farming residents of Jackson and Chester Townships. Part of Mt. Zion was the farm of Henry Cloud.
      Clifford and Arzona were married June 30, 1923, in Mt. Zion. They were the parents of three children. Lawrence Eugene was born June 10, 1924,at the William Jones farm in Chester Township. Mary Louise born April 23, 1928, died April 24, 1928. Robert Marlin, born September 9, 1937, died March 21, 1938.
      They lived in and around Mt. Zion all their married lives. He retired in 1963 as a semi-truck driver and Arzona was a homemaker. They were both members of the Mt. Zion United Brethren in Christ. Clifford served in World War I and was a farmer member of the Bluffton American Legion Post III.
      Clifford passed away May 2, 1972, and Arzona passed away June 28, 1987. Both are buried in the Woodlawn cemetery in Warren, Indiana.
      Lawrence Eugene graduated from Chester Center High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. On November 6, 1954, he was married to Phyllis L. Hackenjos of French Township, Adams County, Indiana.
      They are the parents of two children: Lester Ray and Rhonda Sue. Lester, born November 29, 1958, married Rhonda Kay Bennett of Hartford City, Indiana. They have two children, Daniel Benjamin was born January 12, 1988, and Jennifer Faith was born March 22, 1990. The family lives near Marion, Indian. Rhonda Sue married Jerry Paul Orem of Richmond, Indiana, and they live in Indianapolis.
      Lawrence and Phyllis live near Hartford City. He retired from Warner Gear, Muncie, Indiana, on March 31, 1990, after working there for forty-two years and ten months.
    Person ID I78331  mykindred
    Last Modified Nov 30, 2015 

    Family Arzona Fay "Zona" Cloud,   b. Feb 28, 1902,   d. Jun 28, 1987, Warren, Huntington county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Jun 20, 1923  Wells county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Lawrence Eugene Smith,   b. Jun 10, 1924, Mount Zion, Wells county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 14, 2012, Blackford county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Mary Louise Smith,   b. Apr 23, 1928,   d. Apr 24, 1928  (Age 0 years)
     3. Robert Marlin Smith,   b. Sep 09, 1937,   d. Mar 21, 1938  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F26183  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4937] Gedcom - Cloud-Brooks, Beth.

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