Claude Albert Smith

b. 14 February 1902, d. 12 December 1983
  • Claude Albert Smith was born on 14 February 1902 in Wilson County, Tennessee.
  • 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 Claude Albert Smith, Aubrey Norman Smith, Harry Trousdale Smith, Herschel Warren Smith and Valeria Smith.
  • He was attending school and working on the farm, according to the 1920 census.
  • Joseph Albert Smith and Mary Elizabeth Brown appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Wilson County, Tennessee. Other members of the household included Claude Albert Smith, Valeria Smith.
  • Joseph Albert Smith appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Wilson County, Tennessee, at Canal Branch Road enumerated next to son Herschel. Other members of the household included Claude Albert Smith. Apparently since the actual enumeration was done on 16 April, wife Mary Elizabeth was not counted in the household.
  • 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 farmer, according to the 1930 census.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Valeria Smith on 17 July 1931 at Dr. Farmer's Sanatorium in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; of pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • 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.
  • He married Myrtle Goldie Clark, daughter of Oscar Francis Clark and Anna May (?), on 10 October 1934 in Wilson County, Tennessee.
  • 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.
  • Claude Albert Smith and Myrtle Goldie Clark appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Arvin, Kern County, California, at Sycamore Road. Other members of the household included Donald Wayne Brewster. In 1935 the Smith family was living in Wilson County, Tennessee.
  • He was a farm laborer, according to the 1940 census.
  • Claude Albert Smith died on 12 December 1983 at age 81 in Stanislaus County, California.
  • His wife Myrtle Goldie Clark became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanislaus County, California.
  • The following appeared on 11 May 2006 in The Modesto Bee: Myrtle Goldie Smith, 94, of Hollister died Friday at Mabie Skilled Nursing Facility.
         Mrs. Smith was a native of Oklahoma and lived in Hollister one year and previously had lived in Turlock 68 years. She was a homemaker. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and vacationing.
         She is survived by her brothers, Fred Clark and Dennis Clark, both of California; sisters, Rose Wilson and Anna Clark, both of California; and three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Smith; son, Donald Brewster; and two brothers and six sisters.
         A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Turlock Memorial Park. Allen Mortuary, Turlock, in charge of arrangements.
  • 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: 23 Feb 2016

Family: Myrtle Goldie Clark b. 20 March 1912, d. 5 May 2006