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Re: Walter Warren Smith B.March 30,1903
Posted by: John Ray (ID *****2587) Date: September 07, 2004 at 10:10:40
In Reply to: Walter Warren Smith B.March 30,1903 by Faye Brown of 675

Is it possible that some of your information about Warren is incorrect? If he were born in 1903, he would have been only 14 during the 1917 WWI draft. Further, I could not find a Social Security Death Index (SSDI) reference for him with that date of birth.

However ... when I expanded his possible birthdate I found a record of what appears to be his draft registration card of June 1917. It reads (in part):
Smith, Walter W.
Born: 30 March 1893 (not 1903)
Place of Birth: Cockrell, Texas (not Arkansas)
Card: 1654#929

Using that, I went back to the SSDI and found the following:
Walter Smith 30 Mar 1893 to May 1970
SSN: 444-38-0516 (Last residence in Idabel, McCurtain, OK)

I then explored the data files I have available for Hollycreek Cemetery and found the following entry:

Walter Warren Smith 30 Mar 1893 - 6 May 1970 WWI

Still kinda concerned about the Texas rather than Arkansas place of birth, I checked both the 1920 and 1930 census files and found that in each ... he listed Texas as his place of birth.

Anyway ... I think the Walter Warren Smith that I describe above is one and the same Walter Warren Smith you are gathering data about.

Oh, just for good measure ... here are the Smith burials at Hollycreek Cemetery (McCurtain County, OK):

SMITH, Betty Jo                Oct 3,1932       Sep 17,1994       m.James 11-18-1950

SMITH, Bonnie Sue        Nov 26,1937                      m.Carl 1-9-1954

SMITH, Calvert M.        Nov 11,1907       Dec 25,1989       m.Gertie 4-29-1927

SMITH, Carl J.               Dec 24,1929       Aug 14,2003       m.Bonnie 1-9-1954

SMITH, Charley A.                1860        1936

SMITH, Clarence William        Jan 4,1902       Jan 22,1936       m.Alice Lane 4-21-1923

SMITH, Dorothy               Nov 11,1925       Jun 6,1954       m.Harry K.

SMITH, Frank

SMITH, Gertie E.        Feb 16,1911       Mar 3,1989       m.Calvert 4-20-1927

SMITH, Helen Irene        Apr 6,1919       Sep 26,1969       m.Kermit nee Stow

SMITH, James Palmer        Oct 6,1931       Apr 13,2002       m.Betty 11-18-1950

SMITH, Jess J.                      1903        1961       WWII

SMITH, Kenneth G.

SMITH, Kermit Gray        Dec 22,1910       Jan 14,1982       U.S. Army WWII

SMITH, Lena F.               Feb 2,1880       Jun 17,1956

SMITH, Mary June        Apr 28,1927       Sep 21,1983

SMITH, Mary L.                Jan 11,1850       Apr 26,1939

SMITH, May               Sep 12,1884       Mar 22,1923       m.Walter G. nee Gray

SMITH, Nora Lee                      1879        1957       nee Cole

SMITH, Rosie               Jan 17,1848       Aug 20,1915       Top of stone missing

SMITH, Vivian E.        Mar 26,1906       Jan 30,1934

SMITH, Walter Gray        Jan 18,1877       Mar 23,1959       m.May

SMITH, Walter Warren        Mar 30,1893       May 6,1970       WWI

SMITH, William Clarence        May 20,1902       Jan 29,1961

Hope this helps you in your endeavor.

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