Seth Smith1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. 30 July 1887, d. after 1949
FatherSeth Smith13,14,1 b. 5 Mar 1856, d. 15 Aug 1909
MotherHannah Mary Rigg1,8,9,10,11,12 b. 12 Oct 1856, d. 16 Mar 1935
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsThomas Rigg Descendancy Chart
John Smith Descendancy Chart
           Seth Smith was born on 30 July 1887 at 54 Sunderland Terrace, Ulverston, Lancashire, England..1,15,3,5,16,17,18,19,20,21
     Seth Smith appears as Seth Smith, age 3, in the census of 1891 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of Seth Smith as his son.2
     Seth Smith resided in 1891 at 25 Market Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with his parents and siblings: Margaret, John, Beatrice, Helen, and Hannah.2 He immigrated on 24 November 1893 to Brooklyn, New York, the United States of America. Seth sailed from Liverpool, England on the Germanic with his mother and five siblings: John B, age 11, Beatrice A., age 9, Helen, age 7, and Annie, age 2. His father had sailed earlier in the year to the United States.3,4
     Seth Smith appears as Seth Smith, age 12, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Seth Smith as his son.4
     Seth Smith resided on 14 June 1900 at 50 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings: John, Margaret, Beatrice, Helen, and Hannah.4
     Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31. As a result, this registration included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896. Seth Smith filled out a draft card on 5 June 1917 at Waterbury, Connecticut. He was short height, slender build, with blue eyes and light hair. It was noted that he had a stiff thumb. He also claimed exemption from the draft on the grounds that he was employed by a company manufacturing material for the government.6
     Seth Smith resided in June 1917 at 383 Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.22,5 He began military service on 19 September 1917 at Waterbury, Connecticut, as a private in the Quartermaster Corps.23 He ended military service on 18 February 1919 at Camp Devine, Massachusetts, due to demobilization.24 26 July 1927, Seth was admitted to a U.S. National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Maine, due to Neurasthenia and simple ankylosis of a fibrous right thumb. On his application, it shows that he was 5'2" tall, had a ruddy complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. He could read and write and was Protestant. His occupation was noted to be a plumber and he was single. He was discharged from the home on 7 June 1928.25
     Seth Smith, age 42, appears as Seth Smith in the census of 3 April 1930 in The Fitch House and Hospital For Soldiers, Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut.26
     Seth Smith resided in 1935 at Waterbury, Connecticut.27 He was Protestant.28
     Seth began military service on 7 April 1941 at NP-17-Va., Yorktown, Virginia. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps under the War Department at F-2, Mt. Solon, Virginia. The type of work was Forestry and the manner of performance was satisfactory. His occupational qualifications were as a machine operator.
(The Civilian Conservation Corp was a work relief program for young men from unemployed families, established on March 21, 1933 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, operating in every state. Each enrollee earned at least $30 a month-with the requirement that $25 of that be sent home to family. Young men aged 18-25 (and a certain number of destitute war veterans of any age) enrolled for 6 months with the option of enrolling for another 6 months, up to 2 years.)29,30 He ended military service on 3 June 1941 at Camp F-1-Va, Yorktown, Virginia, Seth was honorably discharged from the Civilian Conservation Corps by reason of physical disability. The discharge paper did not specify what that disability was.
"The Project Superintenent, Mr.J.G. Moffett, Mt. Solon, Va., made the following estimate of Seth Smith as a workman: 'A satisfactory workman'".
The discharge reads as follows:
"Enrollee notified of ineligibility for reselection during existence of disability. Provisions of Federal Compensation Act have been read to this man."
The front page of his discharge stated:
"Said Seth Smith was born in England. When enrolled he was 43 years of age and by occupation a machine operator. He had gray eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion, and was 5 feet 5 inches in height. His color was white."29
     Seth Smith resided in April 1949 at Kecouchtan, Virginia.31
     Seth Smith died after 1949 in a Vet's Home (probably at Rocky Hill).31,32 He was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut, Section P, Lot 432.

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1891Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandSeth Smith appears as Seth Smith, age 3, in the census of 1891 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of Seth Smith as his son.2
1900Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutSeth Smith appears as Seth Smith, age 12, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Seth Smith as his son.4
1930The Fitch House and Hospital For Soldiers, Darien, Fairfield, ConnecticutSeth Smith, age 42, appears as Seth Smith in the census of 3 April 1930 in The Fitch House and Hospital For Soldiers, Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut.26

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
189125 Market Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandSeth Smith resided in 1891 at 25 Market Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with his parents and siblings: Margaret, John, Beatrice, Helen, and Hannah.2
14 June 190050 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutSeth Smith resided on 14 June 1900 at 50 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings: John, Margaret, Beatrice, Helen, and Hannah.4
June 1917383 Wilson Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutSeth Smith resided in June 1917 at 383 Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.22,5
1935Waterbury, ConnecticutSeth Smith resided in 1935 at Waterbury, Connecticut.27
April 1949Kecouchtan, VirginiaSeth Smith resided in April 1949 at Kecouchtan, Virginia.31

Citations

  1. [S689] Seth Smith, Birth Certificate (7 September 1887).
  2. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598.
  3. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, M237_621.
  4. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107.
  5. [S1585] District Court naturalizations, 2 June 1917, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut.
  6. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Seth Smith, 1917.
  7. [S521] Seth Smith household, 1930 United States Federal Census, Fairfield, Connecticut, population schedule, Darien, ED 1-117, sheet 3A.
  8. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows mother as Hannah M. Smith.
  9. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, shows Seth Smith as the child of Annie M. Smith, M237_621.
  10. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows mother as Hannah M. Smith.
  11. [S1001] "U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938", Seth Smith; 1927; shows the address of his nearest relative as Hannah M. Smith, #3 Willard St., Waterbury, Conn.
  12. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving sons as Seth Smith.
  13. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows the son of Seth Smith as Seth Smith.
  14. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the son of Seth Smith as Seth Smith.
  15. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows age 3 and birthplace as Ulverston.
  16. [S490] International Genealogical Index (IGI) Seth Smith.
  17. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows age 12, birthdate as July 1887, and birthplace as England.
  18. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Seth Smith, June 5, 1917; shows specific birthdate and Dalton Furnace Abby, England as his birthplace.
  19. [S1003] Ancestry.com Naturalization Index, Seth Smith; shows his birthdate as July 30, 1887 and birthplace as Lancaster, England, Provo, Utah, United States.
  20. [S1001] "U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938", Seth Smith; 1927; shows his birthplace as Lancaster, England and his age as 39.
  21. [S521] Seth Smith household, 1930 United States Federal Census, Fairfield, Connecticut, population schedule, Darien, ED 1-117, sheet 3A, shows age 42 and birthplace as England.
  22. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Seth Smith, June 5, 1917; Waterbury, Connecticut; Roll: 1561991; Draft Board: 3.
  23. [S1001] "U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938", Seth Smith.
  24. [S1001] "U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938", Seth Smith; shows time and place of discharge as well as cause.
  25. [S1001] "U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938", Seth Smith; 1927; State: Maine; County: Kennebeck; City: Togus; Branch: Eastern Branch.
  26. [S521] Seth Smith household, 1930 United States Federal Census, Fairfield, Connecticut, population schedule, Darien, ED 1-117, sheet 3A.
  27. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving sons as Seth Smith of "this city" (Waterbury).
  28. [S1001] "U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938", Seth Smith; 1927; shows his religion as Protestant.
  29. [S522] "Honorable Discharge From the Civilian Conservation Corps."
  30. [S833] Wikipedia, online http:/e.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_Conservation_Corps.
  31. [S1143] The Waterbury Republican, 12 April 1949, Page 2, shows the address of his surviving brother, Seth, as Kecouchtan, Va.
  32. [S320] Interview, Bernice Mahony Healey, 10 December 1996.