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Smith, William Lindsey

Male 1897 - 1981  (84 years)


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  • Name Smith, William Lindsey  [1
    Birth 4 Feb 1897  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Bill 
    Name Willie 
    Reference Number 82 
    Death 22 Dec 1981  [1
    Burial Purley United Methodist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I82  Caswell County
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2024 

    Father Smith, George Spears,   b. 15 Jun 1868, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Mar 1927, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Adkins, Ada Frances,   b. 17 Feb 1875, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Aug 1954, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 17 Jun 1891  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Monroe Oliver, Justice of the Peace
    Reference Number 2207 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Purley United Methodist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Lindsey Smith (1897-1981)

      Willie L. Smith Gravestone

      Known as Uncle Bill to the youngsters. Never married. Even though certain descendants claim that his middle name is Linsey, it could very well be Lindsey. Note that his aunt Mary (Polly) Smith married a Lindsey. And, the death record set forth below uses the Lindsey name. The death record set forth below also gives 14 February 1897 as the birth date. However, the gravestone at the Purley United Methodist Church (Caswell County, North Carolina) uses 4 February 1897 as the birth date. Some researchers show Graves as an additional middle name (William Lindsey Graves Smith).
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      1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: Willie L Smith
      Age: 3
      Birth Date: Feb 1897
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1900: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Name: George S Smith
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Name: Ada F Smith
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      George S Smith 37
      Ada F Smith 25
      Pearl Smith 5
      Willie L Smith 3
      Jissie [Jesse] S Smith 1

      1910 US Census
      Name: William Smith
      Age in 1910: 13
      Estimated birth year: abt 1897
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      George S Smith 42
      Ada Smith 35
      Pearl Smith 14
      William Smith 13
      Jesus [Jesse] Smith 11
      Mary Smith 9
      Ada Smith 7
      John Smith 4
      Robert Smith 2

      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Name: Willie Lindsay Smith
      County: Caswell
      State: North Carolina
      Birthplace: North Carolina;United States of America
      Birth Date: 4 Feb 1896
      FHL Roll Number: 1765626
      DraftBoard: 0

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Willie Smith
      Age: 23
      Birth Year: abt 1897
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1920: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Name: George Smith
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Name: Ada Smith
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Able to Read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Household Members: Name Age
      George Smith 53
      Ada Smith 45
      Mary Smith 18
      Francis Smith 16
      Johnnie Smith 14
      Robert Smith 12
      Portor Smith 10
      Ethel Smith 7
      Willie Smith 23

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Willie Smith
      Birth Year: abt 1897
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1930: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Mother's Name: Ada F Smith
      Household Members: Name Age
      Willie Smith 33
      Elsie Smith 17
      Clarice Smith 14
      Ada F Smith 55

      1940 US Federal Census
      Name: Willie Smith
      Respondent: Yes
      Age: 42
      Estimated birth year: abt 1898
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Home in 1940: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Map of Home in 1940: View Map
      Street: State Road 14
      Farm: Yes
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Residence in 1935: Same House
      Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
      Sheet Number: 2A
      Occupation: Farming
      Attended School or College: No
      Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade
      Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
      Class of Worker: Working on own account
      Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
      Income: 0
      Income Other Sources: Yes
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Ada Smith 65
      Willie Smith 42
      Rob Smith 31
      Clarice Smith 24

      Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935
      Name: William Smith
      Age: 36
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
      Arrival Port: Fort Erie, Ontario
      Date of Arrival: 4 Aug 1933
      Birth Location: Caswell, North Carolina
      Gender: Male
      Citizenship: American

      Death Record
      Name: Willie Lindsey Smith
      Death Date: 22 Dec 1981
      Death County: Caswell
      Death State: North Carolina
      Death Age: 84
      Burial Location: Burial in state
      Birth Date: 14 Feb 1897
      Birth Location: North Carolina
      Residence County: Caswell
      Residence State: North Carolina
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Never Married
      Social Security Number: 224485562
      Autopsy: No
      Institution: Home
      Attendant: Physician
      Source: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005

      Social Security Death Index
      Name: Willie Smith
      SSN: 224-48-5562
      Last Residence: 27379 Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina, United States of America
      Born: 4 Feb 1897
      Died: Dec 1981
      State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (1954)

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Gravestone at Purley United Methodist Church (Purley, Caswell County, North Carolina).