Edwin C. SMITH

Male 1897 - 1949  (52 years)


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  • Name Edwin C. SMITH  [1
    Born 04 Jan 1897  Dover, Price, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Cen-Head 15 Apr 1930  Burlington, Racine, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1930 census at Burlington, Racine, WI shows: Edwin Smith, 33, married at 21, b. WI, parentsb. GERMANY, engineer food commpany; Fern, 29, married at 20, b. WI, parents b. IA/WI; children b. WI: Robert 11, Ray 2 7/12.
    Obituary
    • Edwin's obit reads as follows:

      E.C. Smith Killed Near Stevens Point
      Auto Crash Fatal to Nestle Co. Engineer
      Edwin C. Smith, 52, a Nestle Co. engineer, was killed instantly early Friday morning near Stevens Point when his car struck a tree. The accident occurred on highway 51. Mr. Smith was alone in the car and was on his way to visit friends in Saynor.
      Born in Dover, January 4, 1897, Mr. Smith lived in Burlington or its vicinity most of his life. His duties with the Nestle Co. took him to Reedsburg for nine years and Valders for one year in the 1930's. He was a Nestle engineer for twenty-seven years, seventeen of which were spent at the Burlington plant.
      Mr. Smith served in France in world war I with a medical unit. He was a past commander of the Reedsburg American Legion post.
      Surviving are Mrs. Smith, the former Fern Stratton, whom he married in Burlington January 12, 1918; three children, Raymond and Marilyn at home and Robert, Burlington; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harold Sheard, Burlington.
      A military funeral was held for Mr. Smith Sunday afternoon at the McCarthy funeral home. It was conducted by representatives of the Ross Wilcox American Legion post and the Reedsburg post. Rev. Henry C. Schadeberg, pastor of Plymouth Congregational church, was the officiating clergyman. Burial was in Burlington cemetery.
    Reference Number E 56.1.4.1a 
    Died 21 Oct 1949  Stevens Point, Portage, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 23 Oct 1949  Burlington Cemetery, Burlington, Racine, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I13797  mm
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2013 

    Family Fern S. STRATTON,   b. Jun 1898, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Jan 1918  Burlington, Racine, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Marilyn SMITH
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F4826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S330] Anderson-Elvestad Family File, Compiler: Rychlak, Deb, (Aug., 2004).

    2. [S93] 1930 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1930, Ancestry Date, 2002).