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 He was christened on 28 August 1887 at Ulverston, Lancashire, England.16
     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 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 declared his intention to become a Unites States citizen on 2 June 1917 at Waterbury District Court, Waterbury, Connecticut. The personal description given for him was that he was 5'4" tall weighing 145 lbs. He was white with a dark complexion, had blue eyes and brown hair. Other distinguishing marks were a crooked thumb on his right hand. (This intention might havebeen filed in order to sign up for the draft a few days later.)5 He was naturalized at Massachusetts; The record which shows the Date of Admission and the Certificate Number along with the Petition Number is illegible. It shows that his residence was 383 Wilson Street at the time.22 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 1928.23
     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.24   
     Seth Smith died after 1949 in a Vet's Home (probably at Rocky Hill.)25,26 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.24

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. [S1003] Ancestry.com Naturalization Index, Seth Smith, Provo, Utah, United States.
  23. [S1001] "U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938", Seth Smith; 1927; State: Maine; County: Kennebeck; City: Togus; Branch: Eastern Branch.
  24. [S521] Seth Smith household, 1930 United States Federal Census, Fairfield, Connecticut, population schedule, Darien, ED 1-117, sheet 3A.
  25. [S1143] The Waterbury Republican, 12 April 1949, Page 2, shows the address of his surviving brother, Seth, as Kecouchtan, Va.
  26. [S320] Interview, Bernice Mahony Healey, 10 December 1996.