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  • Name Vard Smith 
    Born 10 May 1885  Butler, Bates County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1971  Livingston ,Park County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I23888  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Father John Thompson Smith, Jr,   b. 17 Jul 1850, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1923, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Ida Alice Jacobs,   b. 17 Mar 1855, Youngstown,Mahoning Co,OH,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1933, Park Co,MT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1877  Adair County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1880  Butler, Bates County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1900  Livingston ,Park County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1910  Livingston ,Park County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1920  San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carolyn Louise Davis 
    Census (Family) 1920  Livingston ,Park County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Davis Smith,   b. 26 Sep 1917, Livingston ,Park County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1998, St George,Washington Co,UT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Virginia Jane Smith,   b. 3 Aug 1921, Livingston ,Park County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 2001, Billings,Yellowstone,MT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
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    Family ID F8737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1885 - Butler, Bates County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Vard Smith 34 Lawyer MO OH Caroline Smith 24 John D Smith 2 Flora MEYERS 19 - 1920 - Livingston ,Park County, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1971 - Livingston ,Park County, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Vard Smith b. 10 May 1885 Butler, MO, d. 20 Oct. 1971 Livingston, MT

      Carolyn (AKA Carrie) Louise Davis Smith b. 26 Aug. 1894 on ranch near Elton, MT d. xx XX 1959 Livingston, MT. (Married Vard Smith 20 Dec. 1916). Father: William E. Davis b. Alleghany, PA. b. 05 Jan. 1852, d. 28 Nov. 1919 Livingston. Mother: Martha Mae Valentine b. 04 Aug. 1864 Davenport, Iowa d. 11 Feb. 1946 Livingston, MT. Married: 15 Feb. 1888, Davenport, Iowa. Sister Marian Snow Davis (AKA ?Auntie Ming?). b. 18 Sep. 1890 Bozeman, MT d. 25 Aug. 1955

      Uncle Leon Valentine Davis, Martha?s brother, b. 06 Dec. 1888 Bozeman, MT. d. 01 Feb. 1926 Butte, MT. Married Helen Magson 12 Jul. 1924, in Butte, MT. Pharmacist, murdered in his store hold-up. No children.

      Children: John Davis Smith and Virginia Jane Smith Gaab b. 03 Aug. 1921 Livingston, MT d. 03 Aug 2002. Married Joseph Edward Gaab 30 Nov. 1949 Livingston, MT. Children Carolyn Lee Gaab b. 03 Sep. 1950 and Shelly Ann Gaab b. 02 Sep. 1953 (married/divorced Blake Blatter. Son: Travis Blatter, daughter Kelsey Blatter and Shelly live in Helena MT)
    • John Davis Smith, 81, died of acute leukemia on Thursday, December 3, 1998 at the Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George Utah. He was born on September 26, 1917 in Livingston, Montana, to Vard and Carolyn (Davis) Smith. He married Melva Tracey Trent on October 16, 1971 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

      John spent his youth in Livingston, Montana. He lived in Idaho Falls from 1948 to 1973, until moving to Salt Lake City where he resided until relocating to St. George in 1982. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1939 with a degree in Civil Engineering. John was one of the founders of Ready-to-Pour Concrete, Idaho Falls, in 1948 and was president until the company merged with Utah Sand & Gravel of Salt Lake City, forming MonRoc, Inc, in 1973. John was president of this company until 1982.

      He had been active in the Rotary Club of Salt Lake, and a member of the Lions Club and Rotary of Idaho Falls. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially planting trees. He was an avid golfer. John was an active member of the Episcopal Church for 56 years and served in many capacities.

      He is survived by his second wife Melva; one daughter; one son; two grandchildren; three step children; one sister; sister in law and several nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, Vard and Carolyn (Davis) Smith and his first wife, Marian (Kidd) Smith.

      Memorial services were Monday, December 7, 1998 at 10 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in St. George. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

      Arrangements under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary.
      -findagrave


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