Saturday, June 27, 2015

William Roosevelt “Bill” Smith, son of William Edgar Smith

William Roosevelt “Bill” Smith, son of William Edgar Smith, born April 20, 1899, married Edna (Woolsey) Stephenson on November 27, 1944, in Morganfield, Kentucky.  They had no issue, but she had children by her first marriage.

William R. Smith, "Bill" as his friends know him, is slightly over six feet in height.  He was a handsome young man with brown eyes and dark hair and was a favorite of the girls during his high school days.  He expected to be called into military service in the First World War, so did not enroll for the senior year of high school, but the war ended and he was not called.  While a young man, he went to Red Bay, Alabama, and worked for his uncle, Everett Andrew Smith, who owned a lumber company that had headquarters in Red Bay and branches in several small towns.  Bill always loved out-of-door life and would never remain long on a job that kept him inside; finally, he settled on a farm in Kentucky that had been part of his father's land. 

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