Emma Smith

June 5, 1853 - March 22, 1912

Born in Wheaton, Illinois; Emma (nee Ferris) Smith, was the youngest daughter of Philo and Lucinda (nee Rawson) Ferris.  Her mother had previously married a William Kellog in New York State on September 22, 1836 and by that marriage had three children:  Abigail, William and Harvey.  Presumably after William Kellog died, Lucinda Rawson-Kellog married Philo Ferris on September 27, 1848.  Philo and Lucinda Ferris had three children:  Ella, William and Emma.1  The 1870 Federal Census for the Village of Princeton in Green Lake County, Wisconsin lists a seamstress named Lucinda Ferris (55) living with her daughters, Ella (20) and Emma (16).

Emma married Clarendon Smith on January 2, 1875.  In 1878; Clarendon, Emma and their first son, Guy, came to York Township, Clark County, Wisconsin to settle.  Clarendon and Emma Smith had two sons and a daughter:  Guy, Lee and Ethel.  The 1880 Federal Census for York Township, Clark County, Wisconsin shows and Emma Smith (27) living in York Township as the wife of a C. L. Smith with two sons: Guy (3) and Lee (1).  The 1900 Federal Census for York Township shows Emma Smith (46) living with her husband (48) and three children: Guy (23), Lee (21) and Ethel (17).  The 1910 Federal Census for York Township lists C. L. Smith (58) and Emma Smith (56) living with their daughter, Ethel (27).  It also shows their son, Guy (33) living with his wife, Belle (29) and two daughters: Isabelle (5) and Violet (3).

The 1893 Plat Map for York Township shows C. L. Smith owning 40 acres in Section 22.  The 1906 York Plat Map shows also shows C. L. Smith owning the same 40 acres in Section 22.

Other immediate relatives of Emma Smith that are buried in York Center Cemetery include her husband, Clarendon Smith; her son, Guy Smith; her daughter-in-law, Belle (nee Benedict) Smith; her grandson, Robert Smith; and her sister, Ella (nee Ferris) Parker.


[1] Family genealogy database of William Haverty



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