Isaac Bancroft Smith[1]

Male 1848 - 1927  (78 years)


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  • Name Isaac Bancroft Smith 
    Born 24 May 1848  New York City Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1910  Hamilton County, Independence Township, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1920  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Edward Wilson Brewer household, 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa.   [EWB 06.]
    Edward Wilson Brewer household, 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 06.]
    Edward Wilson Brewer; his wife, Emma L. C. Smith Brewer; their children, Nedra A. and Alten C. Brewer; Floyd S. Pierce, son of Charles Pierce; Isaac B. and R. Maila Smith, father and mother-in-law.
    Died 1927  Prob. Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I603  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2006 

    Father David Smith,   b. 1820, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1893, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Sarah Richardson,   b. 1832, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1893, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1846  New York City Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rhoda Maila Churchill,   b. 26 Jan 1853, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, Prob. Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1871  [8
    Children 
    +1. Isabel E. Smith,   b. 1875, Prob. Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1899, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Sarah Maila Smith,   b. 1876, Iowa, prob. Webster City, Hamilton County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    +3. Emma C. Smith,   b. 23 Nov 1882, Webster City, Iowa. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1956, St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
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    Smith, Isabel E.
    Smith, Isabel E.
    Wife of Charles Pierce; mother of Floyd Pierce
    Family ID F254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        According to J. W. Lee, History of Hamilton County, Iowa, (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke, 1912, 304-06), the education of Isaac Smith was obtained in the public schools of the state of New York, where he passed the first fifteen years of his life. After coming to Iowa, he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits and has ever since followed this vocation. At the age of twenty-one years, he began farming for himself, having acquired one hundred and sixty acres of prairie land, which form the nucleus of his present homestead. He subsequently extended the boundaries of his farm until he now holds the title to two hundred and forty acres, all of which is under high cultivation and annually yields abundant harvest which amply reward him for his hard labor. Mr. Smith has all of his land fenced hog tight and his fields are tiled. In connection with general farming, he makes a specialty of breeding and raising Duroc Jersey hogs and he also buys and feeds cattle for the market. He is diligent and enterprising as well as progressive in his methods and takes great pride in keeping up his place, the general appearance of which evidences the exercise of sound judgment and systematic supervision in its operation.
             The family attend the Methodist Episcopal church, and fraternally, Mr. Smith is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, being a member of Webster Lodge, No. 342. In his political views, he is republican and has served for six years as member of the school board. From early youth, Mr. Smith has been entirely dependent upon his own resources, and such success as has come to him through the intervening years is the result of Ernest, persistent effort and the determination of purpose that refused to acknowledge defeat. He is held in high regard in his community, where he has resided for forty-three years and is known to be a man of sterling worth and integrity.
             According to Mrs. Charles B. Fletchall [ACB 02], the Isaac Smith family lived on a farm near Kamrar and lived their final years at 1526 Des Moines Street, Webster City, Iowa.
             In the 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Isaac B. Smith, head of household, is a 52 year old, white, married male. He has been married to Minnie R. for 28 years. He was born in New York of parents who were both born in England. He is a farmer by occupation. He has not been unemployed; he speaks, reads, and writes English. He owns his own farm through a mortgage. Isaac lives with his wife, Minnie R, a son-in-law, Frank Seamonds, his daughter, the wife of Frank Seamonds, Mamie, and Floyd S. Pierce, a grandson, in Independence township, Hamilton County, Iowa. Floyd is the son of Isabel Smith and Charles Pierce, both of whom died of typhoid fever. [FSP 03.]
             In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Isaac B. Smith, as head of household, was 61 years old, male, white, and had been married for 37 years. He was born in New York from parents who had both been born in England. He was able to read, write, and speak English. His occupation was that of farmer, working on his own account; while he owned the farm, he was paying a mortgage. He was not a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy and was neither blind, deaf, or dumb. [IBS 02.]
             In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, seven years prior to his death, Isaac B. Smith is a 71 year old, white, married male. He is married to Maila Churchill. He was born in New York of parents who were both born in England. He is not employed or probably retired, we can assume. He speaks, reads, and writes English. Isaac and Maila live with their daughter and son-in-law, Emma and Edward Brewer, and three grandchildren, Floyd S. Pierce and Nedra and Alten Brewer, in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 06.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1917] J. W. Lee, History of Hamilton County, Iowa (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke, 1912), 304-06. [IBS 01.] See also letter from Nedra Brewer Adams (Mrs. Reginald Adams, 290 Smith Drive, Room 100, Sister Bay, WI 54234) to Dale L. Lange, 30 October 2003; held by Lange (2315 Madre drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503). [NAB 03.].

    2. [S1918] J. W. Lee, History of Hamilton County, Iowa (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke, 1912), 304-06. [IBS 01.].

    3. [S1921] Floyd S. Pierce in the Isaac Smith household, 1900 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence Township, ED 106, SD 10, sheet 9, dwelling 172, family 172; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 435. [FSP 03.].

    4. [S1920] Isaac B. Smith household, 1910 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence Township, ED 10, Sheet 134B, dwelling 222, family 229; National Archives mecropublication T624, roll, 404. [IBS 02.].

    5. [S1922] Edward Wilson Brewer household, 1920 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Independence Township, ED 130, SD 10, sheet 8B, farm; National Archives micropubulication T625, roll 491. [EWB 06.].

    6. [S1919] Letter from Nedra Brewer Adams (Mrs. Reginald Adams, 290 Smith Drive, Room 100, Sister Bay, WI 54234) to Dale L. Lange, 30 October 2003; held by Lange (2315 Madre drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503). [NAB 03.].

    7. [S7363] J. W. Lee, History of Hamilton County, Iowa (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke, 1912), 304-06. [IS 01.].

    8. [S7354] J. W. Lee, History of Hamilton County, Iowa (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke, 1912), 304-06. [IBS 01.].


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