Robert O'Dell Jr.
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Eva Elizabeth O'Dell


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1. Herbert Spencer Smith

Eva Elizabeth O'Dell 1 2

  • Born: 21 Jan 1886, Seward, Seward, NE 2
  • Marriage (1): Herbert Spencer Smith on 14 Feb 1906 in Seward, Seward, NE
  • Died: 28 May 1959, York, York, NE at age 73 2
  • Buried: York: Greenwood Cemetery, York, NE 2

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in York, York, NE. 3 The 1920 census recorded living at 1017 Maryland Avenue: H. S. Smith, telegraph operator, 35, born as were his parents in Indiana, living with his family all born in Nebraska: wife Eva E., 33; son Arthur R., 12; and daughters E. Ester, 11, and Beryl May, 4. Eva's parents were born in New York.

2. Census in 1930 in Seward, Seward, NE. 4 The 1930 census recorded Herbert Smith, railroad operator, 46, living with wife Eva, 44; daughter Beryl, 14; daughter Esther, 21; son Darrell, 8; daughter Doris, 5; and son Howard, 2. Also in the home is lodger John O'Dell, 10. Everyone was born in Nebraska except Herbert and his parents in Indiana, and Eva's parents in New York.

3. Census in 1940 in Archer, Merrick, NE. 5 The 1940 census recorded H. S. Smith, railroad depot agent, 56, living with wife Eva E., 54; Beryl M., 24; Darrel S., 18; Doris M., 14; and Howard L., 12. Everyone was born in Nebraska except H.S. in Indiana. In 1935 the family was living in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska.

Eva married Herbert Spencer Smith, son of Elias Smith and Martha Alice Johnson, on 14 Feb 1906 in Seward, Seward, NE. (Herbert Spencer Smith was born on 16 Jan 1884 in Hall, Morgan, IN,6 7 8 died on 1 Feb 1962 in York, York, NE 6 and was buried in York: Greenwood Cemetery, York, NE 6.)


1, <i>Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934</i>, Arthur R. Smith and Lucile Owen, 1925.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

3 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Arthur R Smith in household of H S Smith, York City Ward 1, York, Nebraska, United States; citing sheet , family 311, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821003.

4 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Herbert Smith, Seward, Seward, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0029, sheet , family 500, NARA microfilm publication .

5 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Year: 1940; Census Place: Midland, Merrick, Nebraska; Roll: T627_2257; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 61-11.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

7 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Elias Smith, Elm Township, Gage, Nebraska, United States; citing sheet , family 25, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240928.

8, <i>U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i> (United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.), Registration State: Nebraska; Registration County: Seward; Roll: 1711771. Herbert Spencer Smith.

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