Aubrey Norman Smith
b. 11 September 1894, d. 24 June 1961
- Father: Joseph Albert Smith b. 2 March 1872, d. 15 November 1937
- Mother: Mary Elizabeth Brown b. April 1877, d. 3 April 1930
- Aubrey Norman Smith was born on 11 September 1894 in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.
- Joseph Albert Smith and Mary Elizabeth Brown appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Wilson County, Tennessee, enumerated one household away from Joseph Albert's parents. Other members of the household included Aubrey Norman Smith, Harry Trousdale Smith and Herschel Warren Smith. Boarding in he household was farm laborer Alex Woods, age 16.
- Joseph Albert Smith and Mary Elizabeth Brown appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Wilson County, Tennessee, at Old Cairo Bend Road. Other members of the household included Aubrey Norman Smith, Harry Trousdale Smith, Herschel Warren Smith, Claude Albert Smith and Valeria Smith.
- Aubrey Norman Smith registered for the draft on 6 June 1917 in Davidson County, Tennessee, while single and living at 1024 12th Avenue North in Nashville, self-employed there as a grocer & butcher at 607 12th Avenue North.
- Aubrey Norman Smith appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee, at North Maple Street boarding in the household of truck driver Charlie Jones. Also boarding in the household was Lillian Smith, identified as age 22 and single.
- He was proprietor of a garage, according to the 1920 census.
- His name was recorded as Leslie Aubrey Norman beginning in the early 1920s.
- He married Mary Glenn Tatum, daughter of Hamling Tatum and Susan Ella Beall, circa 1922.
- Aubrey Norman Smith and Mary Glenn Tatum appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, at Duperier Avenue. Other members of the household included Elizabeth Sue Norman and Nanette Norman. Also in the household was one female domestic servant.
- The following appeared on 10 April 1930 in The Lebanon Democrat: Mrs. Albert Smith, age 53, a native of Wilson county, died at her home on the Trousdale Ferry Pike about 5 o’clock Thursday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the Lebanon Baptist church with the Rev. George Ramsey of Smith county, and the Rev. Charles Yelton of Mt. Juliet in charge of the services.
Mrs. Smith, who before her marriage was Miss Mary Eliza Brown, was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist church. She had been in ill health since last July but her death came as a shock to her friends here.
Surviving her are her husband and the following children, Aubrey, Harry, Herschell, Claud and Valere Smith. One sister, Mrs. Herman Holman, and two brothers, Wallace and Robert Brown, also survive.
- He was a road-building contractor, according to the 1930 census.
- The following appeared on 18 July 1931 in The San Antonio Light: The body of Miss Valeria Smith, 26, who died at a local hospital Friday morning, has been sent to Lebanon, Tenn., for burial.
Miss Smith was a native of Labanon, and had lived in San Antonio for 14 months. Surviving are: Her father, Albert Smith, of Lebanon; three brothers, Hersch Smith, of Lebanon, Harry Smith, of Birmingham, Ala., and Claude Smith, of San Antonio; also one half-brother, L. A. Norman, of Jennings, La.
- The following appeared on 18 November 1937 in The Lebanon Democrat: J. Albert Smith died at his home Monday. He was 65 years old. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. A.D. Robertson at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the Lebanon cemetery.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, three sons, Hershel, Claude and Aubrey Smith, and one daughter, Joan.
- Aubrey Norman Smith and Mary Glenn Tatum appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, at 739 Pujo. Other members of the household included Elizabeth Sue Norman, Nanette Norman and Leslie Aubrey Norman Jr.
- He was self-employed as a contractor, according to the 1940 census.
- Aubrey Norman Smith registered for the draft in 1942 in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, while living at 739 Pujo Street in Lake Charles, employed there at Norman Construction Company, 938-1/2 Ryan Street. Contact specified (wife's father): H. Tatum, 205 South Oates Street, Dothan, Alabama.
- Aubrey Norman Smith died on 24 June 1961 at age 66 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
- His wife Mary Glenn Tatum became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Highland Memory Gardens, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
- The following appeared on 25 June 1961 in the Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate: (Lake Charles) Leslie A. Norman, 67, a Lake Charles building contractor, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in a local hospital after a long illness.
Funeral services are set for 4 p.m. Sunday in the Burke-Hammer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens. Masonic rites will be conducted at the graveside.
Norman was a former road building contractor and built a number of state highways. He also at one time operated an automobile agency in Lake Charles.
He was president of Norman and Co., Inc. Survivors include his widow, one son, Leslie Jr. of New Orleans; two daughters, Mrs. H. D. Ponton of Baton Rouge and Mrs. R. T. Lantrip of Houston; a niece, Mrs. Bill Watson of Lake Charles, and seven grandchildren.
- The following appeared on 9 October 2015 in The Lebanon Democrat: Jo Ann Smith Snider. Funeral services for Ms. Snider will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Brother Todd Elliott officiating. Interment will follow in Conatser Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bubba Denson, Billy Denson, Adam Smith, Randy Hankins, Chuck McCrary and Matt Smith. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday after 11 a.m.
Ms. Snider, age 80, of the Rome community, died Oct. 7, 2015 at University Medical Center.
Born in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Albert Smith and Lillian Roberta Hobbs Smith. She was a nurse technician at McFarland Hospital for 21 years. She attended Berea Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Smith; four half-brothers, Hershel, Harry, Claude and Aubrey Smith; and half-sister, Valira Smith.
She is survived by her four sons, Albert Lee (Jean) Snider, Robert Carson Snider, Thomas Daniel (Shirley) Snider, George Baxter Snider; and sister, Mary Denson.
Special thanks goes to her many caregivers over the years.
- Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014