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Samuel Judson Smith, Lucinda A. Gardner Smith and children

This is a photograph of Samuel Judson Smith and Lucinda A. Gardner Smith with their children. Samuel Judson Smith was born September 9, 1843 in Ashland County, Ohio. He married Lucinda Gardner on April 4, 1860 in Peoria County, Illinois. Samuel was educated at Oberlin College and was a schoolmaster in Illinois. During the Civil War, he served as a lieutenant with Company E, 77th Illinois Volunteers. Smith came to Rice County, Kansas in 1874 from Milbrook, Peoria County, Illinois. In September, 1875, his wife Lucy (Lucinda) and their children joined him on the farm. The Smiths had seven children, Charles J., S. E. (Ed), Ella M., Frank, Lottie B., Ransom T. and Mary L. Samuel Smith was a farmer, Clerk of the District Court for 8 years (1880-1888), member of Lodge #192 A.F. and A.M., and a State Senator representing the 36th Senatorial District in 1900. He died on February 2, 1903 in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas.

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