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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Edna SMART, My Step-grandmother's Tree -- Surname Saturday


Permission to use by Claudia.
Edna Smart Bishop

Edna Smart Bishop was my step-grandmother for almost 40 years, and I never once wondered if she had siblings, where she was from or anything else about her family. One of her relatives, Claudia, a first cousin, saw my blog this summer, contacted me, and then we pieced together Edna's life. Based on some of my information, Claudia did the lineage of Edna's Smart line, which I'm showing below. The most interesting thing was, Edna and I were born in the same city, can't get any better than that. Thanks to Claudia for letting me share her work.




Generation No. 1




1.James SMART. He married Rebecca.
Children of James SMART and Rebecca were:
+2  i.Joseph SMART was born 1808 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, and died JUN 1883 in Stoubridge, Shropshire, England.
3  ii.Ellen SMART was born 1812 in England.
4  iii.son SMART.
5  iv.son SMART.




Generation No. 2




2.Joseph SMART (James SMART) was born 1808 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, and died JUN 1883 in Stoubridge, Shropshire, England. He married Mary FISHER. She was born 1814 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, and died AFT 1861.
Children of Joseph SMART and Mary FISHER were:
+6  i.Joseph SMART was born 25 JAN 1844 in Netherton, Worcestershire, England, and died 27 JAN 1918 in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
7  ii.Samuel SMART was born 1848, and died 1931.
8  iii.Mary SMART was born abt 1851.
9  iv.Hannah SMART was born 1853, and died 1887. She married Robert LANGFORD.
10  v.Susanna SMART was born 1851 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. She married James SHARP.


Generation No. 3




6.Joseph SMART (Joseph SMART, James SMART) was born 25 JAN 1844 in Netherton, Worcestershire, England, and died 27 JAN 1918 in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Emily FORD. She was born 4 AUG 1850 in Stafford, Brierly Hill, England, and died 15 MAR 1925 in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of Joseph SMART and Emily FORD were:
+11  i.Edith Emily SMART was born 25 JUN 1869 in Stafford, Cradley Heath, England, and died 16 FEB 1944 in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
12  ii.Ellen Louise SMART was born 2 NOV 1870 in Stafford, Cradley Heath, England, and died 15 JAN 1974 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+13  iii.Joseph Frederick SMART was born 27 MAY 1873 in Cradley Heath, Merrick, England, and died 1959.
14  iv.Florence Janet SMART was born 1874, and died 1947. She married Eugene SEARLES.
+15  v.Ernest Ford SMART was born 14 OCT 1877 in Smethwick, Worcestershire, England, and died 31 DEC 1946 in Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
16  vi.Edgar SMART was born 1878, and died 1891.
17  vii.Edward E. SMART was born 18 AUG 1880 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, and died 12 JAN 1887 in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+18  viii.May SMART was born 16 JAN 1883 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, and died 5 DEC 1969 in Hollywood, Broward, Florida.

Generation No. 4




11.Edith Emily SMART (Joseph SMART, Joseph SMART, James SMART) was born 25 JUN 1869 in Stafford, Cradley Heath, England, and died 16 FEB 1944 in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Charles Eugene OLMSTEAD ABT 1890. He was born 6 MAR 1870 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 5 DEC 1933 in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of Edith Emily SMART and Charles Eugene OLMSTEAD were:
+19  i.Edith Elsie OLMSTEAD was born 1893, and died 1973.
20  ii.Harold OLMSTEAD was born 1900, and died 1984. He married Susan AVERY.
21  iii.Dorothy May OLMSTEAD was born 1905, and died 1983.
13.Joseph Frederick Howard SMART (Joseph SMART, Joseph SMART, James SMART) was born 27 MAY 1873 in Cradley Heath, Merrick, England, and died 1959. He was buried in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Ellen Elizabaeth REILLY. She was born 14 MAR 1876 in New York, Manhattan, New York, and died 16 MAR 1953 in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She was buried in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of Joseph Frederick SMART and Ellen Elizabaeth REILLY were:
22  i.Edna May SMART was born 5 JUL 1901 in Connecticut, and died 14 MAR 1992 in  Florida.  She married George Vernon SIMMONE 11 MAY 1931 in New York, Manhattan, New York. He was born 10 JUL 1907 in Maine. They divorced and she then married my grandfather EARLE KILBORN BISHOP 25 JUL 1953, son of EVERETT RUSSELL BISHOP and MIRA JULIA KILBORN. He was born 22 DEC 1891 in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 23 AUG 1981 in Plainville, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+23  ii.Joseph Howard SMART was born 29 MAY 1903 in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 2 JAN 1954 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
15.Ernest Ford SMART (Joseph SMART, Joseph SMART, James SMART) was born 14 OCT 1877 in Smethwick, Worcestershire, England, and died 31 DEC 1946 in Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Martha PENDER. She was born ABT 1879 in Connecticut.
Child of Ernest Ford SMART and Martha PENDER was:
24  i.Doris SMART was born ABT 1910, and died 1943 in Connecticut.


18.May SMART (Joseph SMART, Joseph SMART, James SMART) was born 16 JAN 1883 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, and died 5 DEC 1969 in Hollywood, Broward, Florida. She married William VALENTINE. He was born 28 DEC 1879 in St. Helens, England, and died 28 JUL 1965 in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.
Children of May SMART and William VALENTINE were:
25  i.William Alan VALENTINE was born 4 MAY 1907 in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 2 JUN 2002 in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada. He married Virginia E. CURRIE. She was born 1 SEP 1912 in Grantham Twp., Ontario, Canada, and died 13 MAR 1999 in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.
26  ii.John Herbert VALENTINE was born DEC 1908 in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Melva JOHNSON.
27  iii.Robert VALENTINE was born 1916, and died 1916.
28  iv.Richard VALENTINE was born 18 NOV 1918 in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, and died 9 DEC 1993 in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. He married Rosalie GILBERT.
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Generation No. 5




19.Edith Elsie OLMSTEAD (Edith Emily SMART, Joseph SMART, Joseph SMART, James SMART) was born 1893, and died 1973. She married Edward Richard KLEEMICHEN.
Child of Edith Elsie OLMSTEAD and Edward Richard KLEEMICHEN is:
29  i.Paula Ann KLEEMICHEN was born 1927, and died 1991. She married Francis Edward ETZEL. He was born 1923, and died 1984.
23.Joseph Howard SMART (Joseph Frederick SMART, Joseph SMART, Joseph SMART, James SMART) was born 29 MAY 1903 in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 2 JAN 1954 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was buried in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Mary Alice WOLFF. She was born 8 MAR 1907 in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 4 MAR 1987 in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She was buried in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of Joseph Howard SMART and Mary Alice WOLFF were:
30  i.Peter Wolff SMART was born 8 JUN 1929.
31  ii.Prudence SMART was born 22 MAY 1937 in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 15 APR 2002 in New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut.