John and Margaret Smith - circa 1920

John and Margaret Smith – circa 1920

Smith-Conroy.  John A. Smith and Mrs. Margaret Conroy both of McCool were married this afternoon.  The ceremony was performed by Father Hays in the parlors of the Convent.  The bride and groom were attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Spitz.[i]

When Grandma and Grandpa Smith married on 24 Nov 1920[ii] they created a blended family of 9 children, then added 5 more children to the mix.  Here are all of the Smith-Conroy clan:

Margaret Marie Neville married Mark Leo Conroy on 7 Jan 1907. Mark was born on 24 Feb 1883. He died on 20 Jul 1914. He was buried in Catholic Cem., Fairmont, Fillmore Co., Nebraska.

They had the following children.

  • i.    John Raymond Conroy was born on 8 Dec 1908. He died on 2 Sep 1992.  He was buried in Catholic Cem., Fairmont, Fillmore Co., Nebraska.  John married Mary Elizabeth Foster on 20 Jul 1937. Mary was born on 30 Apr 1915. She died on 5 Mar 1989. She was buried in Fairmont, Nebraska.
  • ii.    Margaret Mary Conroy was born on 22 Sep 1910. She died on 4 Feb 1991. She was buried in Catholic Cem., Fairmont, Fillmore Co., Nebraska.  Margaret married Basil N. Henriksen on 6 Aug 1934. Basil was born on 13 Dec 1911. He died on 19 Dec 1990. He was buried in Fairmont, Nebraska.
  • iii.    Anne Elizabeth Conroy was born on 8 Mar 1912. She died on 22 Jul 1912. She was buried in Catholic Cem., Fairmont, Fillmore Co., Nebraska.
  • iv.    Catherine Ellen Conroy was born on 23 Feb 1914. She died on 21 Jan 1996 in York, York Co., Nebraska. She was buried in Catholic Cem., Fairmont, Fillmore Co., Nebraska.  Catherine married Theodore G. Arndt on 11 Oct 1935. Theodore was born on 7 Mar 1907. He died on 18 Oct 1972. He was buried in Fairmont, Nebraska.

John Albert Smith married Mabel M. DeBoer on 2 Jan 1901 in McCool Jct., York Co., Nebraska. Mabel was born on 3 Aug 1880. She died on 31 Jan 1919. She was buried in Greenwood Cem., York, York Co., Nebraska.

They had the following children.

  • i.    Margurite E. Smith was born on 5 May 1901 in McFadden Twp., York Co., Nebraska. Margurite married George Dyer on 4 May 1917 in McCool Jct., York Co., Nebraska. George was born about 1896.
  • ii.    Harold Francis Smith was born on 21 Sep 1902 in McCool Jct., Nebraska. He died on 18 Jan 1981 in York, Nebraska. He was buried in York, Nebraska, Greenwood Cem.. Harold married Mabel Ellen Wolstenholm on 10 Sep 1924 in Council Bluffs, ia. Mabel was born on 29 Sep 1902 in McCool Jct., Nebraska. She died on 5 Aug 1978 in York, Nebraska. She was buried in York, Nebraska, Greenwood Cem..
  • iii.    Helen Frances Smith was born on 21 Sep 1902 in McFadden Twp., York Co., Nebraska. She died on 28 Nov 1977 in York, York Co., Nebraska. She was buried in Greenwood Cem., York, York Co., Nebraska.  Helen married Karl George Drier on 14 Jun 1922 in York, York Co., Nebraska. Karl was born on 10 Apr 1899 in McCool Jct., York Co., Nebraska. He died on 9 Jun 1940 in York, York Co., Nebraska. He was buried in Greenwood Cem., York, York Co., Nebraska.  Helen also married Albert E. Miller on 14 Apr 1948. Albert was born on 8 May 1891. He died on 14 Dec 1966 in York, York Co., Nebraska.  Helen also married Harold G. Patterson. Harold was born on 20 Oct 1896. He died on 25 Aug 1976. He was buried in Sutton, Nebraska.
  • iv.    John Albert (Jack) , Jr. Smith was born in 1904.  John married Gladys Sheldon.
  • v.    Bernice Louise Smith was born in Jul 1908.  Bernice married Dean Witkowski.
  • vi.    Floyd Everet Smith was born on 28 Feb 1911. He died on 4 Jan 1931 in York, York Co., Nebraska. He was buried in Greenwood Cem., York, York Co., Nebraska.

John Albert Smith married Margaret Marie Neville on 24 Nov 1920 in York, York Co., Nebraska.

They had the following children.

  • vii.    Robert Edwin Smith was born on 26 Jan 1922 in McFadden Twp., York Co., Nebraska. He died on 12 Feb 1995 in York Co., Nebraska. He was buried in Catholic Cem., Fairmont, Fillmore Co., Nebraska.  Robert married Patricia Ferne Wilger on 14 May 1960. Patricia was born on 12 Mar 1925. She died on 1 Sep 1996 in York Co., Nebraska. She was buried in Fairmont, Nebraska.
  • viii.    James Clair Smith was born on 8 Jun 1923. He died on 11 Mar 1987 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska.  James married Norma Jean (Pribble) Stauffacher on 16 Feb 1953.
  • ix.    George Hubert Smith was born on 3 Aug 1925 in McFadden Twp., York Co., Nebraska. He died on 16 Mar 1968 in York Co., Nebraska. He was buried in Catholic Cem., Fairmont, Fillmore Co., Nebraska.  George married Carol Frances White on 28 Oct 1952. Carol was born on 14 Dec 1928.
  • x.    Charles Marshall Smith was born on 3 Sep 1927 in McFadden Twp., York Co., Nebraska. He died on 13 Sep 1969 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska. He was buried in Catholic Cem., Fairmont, Fillmore Co., Nebraska.  Charles married Betty Ellen Taylor, daughter of Charles Arthur Taylor and Amy Ruth Harper, on 12 Feb 1949 in McCool Junction, York, Nebraska. Betty was born on 28 Mar 1929 in Jordan Twp., Monona Co., Iowa. She died on 21 Apr 2007 in Adams, Gage Co., Nebraska. She was buried in Catholic Cem., Fairmont, Fillmore Co., Nebraska.
  • xi.    Maurice Gene Smith was born on 26 Apr 1929 in McFadden Twp., York Co., Nebraska. He died on 27 Dec 1977 in York Co., Nebraska. He was buried in Catholic Cem., Fairmont, Fillmore Co., Nebraska.  Maurice married Karen Worley on 18 Jun 1966. The marriage ended in divorce. Karen was born on 23 Mar 1938.

 


[i] Newspaper Clipping, York Daily News-Times (microfilm), p. 5, 24 Nov 1920, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, NE.

[ii] York Co., Nebraska , Marriage Records, Bk K, p. 87, (microfilm), Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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